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Registered Nurse - Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center Wound Ostomy Continence Full Time Day Shift

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 123979
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 36 hours per week with weekend and holiday requirements
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005036501-Wound Ostomy Care Team


The Wound / Ostomy Team is a team of specialized registered nurses who assess and treat wounds and ostomies in patients at AH Main/Atrium Mercy/Atrium Children’s Hospital.   We cover ostomy clinics at Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium General Surgery Clinic.  We are specially trained to thoroughly assess patient wounds/ostomies and recommend the most appropriate dressing/appliance for the best outcome. We manage wound vacs, pressure injuries, arterial/venous/diabetic wounds. We manage all types of ostomies for adults and children including fistulas. Our team consists of Certified nurses from all backgrounds and experience levels that have been through our onboarding experience that focuses on competency and all wound care practices/ practices.


Job Summary

Serves as the clinical resource and consultant for the acute and rehabilitative care of patients with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems. Provides specialty care for patients with acute and chronic wounds, standard and continent diversions, and fecal and urinary incontinence.

Essential Functions

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess and plan care and education for ostomy and wound care patients.
  • Assesses patient care needs and identifies interventions for treatment/prevention of skin related conditions and ostomies
  • Performs and/or assists with stomal marking preoperatively, patient/family teaching, follow-up care, and discharge planning.
  • Follows patients identified to be at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown and patients with complex wound management needs.
  • Collaborates with medical teammates to identify care measures to prevent and treat pressure ulcers and complex wounds and fistulae.
  • Works in concert with the medical staff in the use and application of clinical devices/support surfaces for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
  • Conducts ongoing evaluation of patients referred for WOC services to include effectiveness of interventions.
  • Develops and maintains evidence based practice guidelines for care of the ostomy and skin care patients.


Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the nurse leader.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Baccalaureate degree required, MSN preferred. Graduate of a WOCN-accredited education program preferred. Wound and Ostomy certification required within 2 years of hire. Continence certification optional. Three to five years recent, relevant direct care nursing experience required. BLS required per policy guidelines. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader.