Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Irvine California

Functions as the Clinical Resource for Patients and the Healthcare Team for GI and GU stomas, Continence Disorders, Acute, and Chronic Wound and Skin breakdown and Fistulae. Provides direct wound and ostomy care as ordered by a physician in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Provides Patient/Family teaching and instruction of wound and ostomy management both pre and postoperatively. Assists the healthcare team in the evaluation of skin and wound products and equipment along with providing educational programs, in-services and bedside teaching for the nursing staff. Stays up-to-date with skincare practices and shares advances in wound and skin care assessments, evaluations, treatments, and prevention measures.


Essential Functions:


Support nursing units to ensure they are compliant with skin/wound care treatments and reporting requirements are completed.

  • Works collaboratively with the Skin Care Committee and Nursing Units to achieve the target of 0 HAPIs.
  • Acts as a Clinical Resource for skin/wound care and is utilized and viewed as a role model and clinical resource.
  • Identifies sources of HAPIs and make takes appropriate action to eliminate and resolve these barriers or practices
  • Assesses overall hospital needs and practices to eliminate HAPIs.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of skin and wound care protocols and is certified in Wound and Ostomy Nursing.
  •  Is self-directed and functions independently in executing assigned duties, setting priorities, making decisions and meeting deadlines
  • Independently ensures knowledge and skills for wound care is current with best practices
  • Involved in hospital committees and serves as the skin/wound care resource.
  • Completes quarterly prevalence studies and reports findings with recommendations to appropriate individuals.


Education, Training, and Experience:



  • Minimum of four years of clinical nursing experience as a registered nurse, BSN, and completion of a Wound and Ostomy Nurse Program.
  • Must become certified as a Wound and Ostomy Nurse within 6 months of hire



  • Minimum of two years in the area of specialization.


Skills or Other Qualifications:



  • Demonstrates clinical expertise specific to the age of population served.



  • Ability work autonomously in a self-directed manner; demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control.


License and Certifications:



  • Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse, in good standing, within the State of California.
  • Current BLS certification
  • Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse
Basic Qualifications