Wound Ostomy Continence RN

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7137070 (Ref:ccf18061494)

Posted: March 28, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Fairview Hospital earned the No. 4 hospital ranking in Cleveland and the No. 5 hospital ranking in Ohio, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Here, you will work with and learn from some of our best caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As a Wound Ostomy Continence RN II, you will provide specialized direct and indirect care to patients with select disorders of the integumentary, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary system or who are at risk for pressure injury. Wound and continence is critical to the quality of patient care delivered across the hospital. Not only does it drive positive outcomes for patient who are generally sicker than average, it also ensures the hospital continues to deliver on its mission at the standard patients expect from us.

Your primary duties will include:

-Providing consultation in the clinical field of wound, ostomies, incontinence, skin care and pressure ulcers.

-Providing education to patients with wounds, ostomies, incontinence, and pressure ulcers.

-Collaborating with other caregivers to provide evidenced based care.

-Being responsible for ongoing professional development of nurses in the areas of wounds, ostomies, continence, skin care screening, prevention, and treatment.

The ideal future caregiver is someone who:

The ideal candidate is someone who:
-Communicates effectively with patients and team members.

-Is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

-Can critically think and problem solve for patients’ best interests.

-Can provide emotional, spiritual, and psychological support to patients.

-Is a collaborator.

-Is flexible to change.

This is an excellent opportunity for RNs to discover Cleveland Clinic and gain hands-on experience in this rewarding department. The RN selected for this position will be eligible for tuition reimbursement as one of our many offerings to invest in your health, well-being, and future.

If career growth, providing world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths are what matter most to you, then we encourage you to consider Cleveland Clinic. Join us, and you’ll experience the difference of a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive nursing assessment for those patients within scope of practice.  Collaborates with the physician and multi-disciplinary care team to coordinate ongoing patient care.  Uses data to develop and implement nursing interventions as appropriate to meet patient care needs and facilitate the discharge process.  Performs wound/ostomy/continence/skin care based on sound nursing theory, scientific principles, evidence-based practice, professional judgment, and individual patient needs.
  • Follows patient along continuum of care.  Assesses and triages patients appropriately.  Within scope of practice, monitors and documents patient's condition, effectiveness and timeliness of care and/or interventions; evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned and expected outcomes.  Delegates appropriate components of the nursing care plan to other members of the nursing team. 
  • Assess educational needs of the patient and family/significant other considering cultural issues, age appropriate and other special concerns.  Provides teaching and educational material to patient and/or family members/significant others concerning subject matter as appropriate for the specific patient need which may include diagnosis, safe and proper use of equipment, medications, self-care, or nutritional needs.  Validates and documents patient and family understanding of teaching.  
  • Designs, directs, implements and evaluates educational offerings based on knowledge, skills and learning levels of nursing staff for wound/ostomy/continence/skin patient care.  Works with the Nursing Institute to identify learning needs of nursing personnel.
  • Others duties as assigned


  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN required.


  • Current licensure as an RN required
  • Wound ostomy continence certifications through the Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board (WOCNCB)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) certification required.

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year recent RN experience  required
  • 2 years of recent RN experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
  • Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.
  • Note: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7137070 (Ref:ccf18061494)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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