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Wound and Ostomy Resource Nurse (WORN)

Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
We are hiring a Full-time WORN Nurse to work in the Hamilton/Burlington area
As a member of the Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Team, provides primary specialty wound management and ostomy care with a focus on client / family education, clinical support and consultation to care providers, and educational presentations for staff.
Activity A: Primary Care (70% of time)

Conduct health and clinical assessments of clients, identifying priorities of care with the client and other members of the interdisciplinary team based on analysis of assessment
Provide primary care and education to clients requiring specialty wound management and/or ostomy care.
Proactively identifies, promotes and seeks to improve client safety as part of their everyday work.

Activity B: Clinical Support and Consultation (15% of time)

Working with the NSWOCC Therapy Nurse, develops an ongoing plan for clients who require wound and /or ostomy care
Provide education and preceptorship experiences in order to build wound care and ostomy knowledge and capacity within Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Provide consultation to care providers within the organization
Facilitate the dissemination of wound care and ostomy knowledge
Assess and recommend appropriate wound care and ostomy supplies

Activity C: Program Development (10% of time)

Identify nursing trends and issues related to specialty wound management and ostomy car
Assist in the development of information tools and educational initiatives for care providers
Identify "best practices" in WOC nursing
Promote and participate in research-based practice
Identify potential research initiatives
Promote and participate in research projects.
Submit case studies for publication
Participate in conferences through poster presentations or oral abstracts.
Assist NSWOCC Nurse and Associate WORNs in development of posters and case studies for conference presentation

Activity D: Other Activities (5% of time)

All other reasonable duties as assigned


Must be an RN with current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Extensive education and/or experience in specialized wound care is preferred.
Demonstrated interest in wound care and ostomy care is required.
Flexibility and a commitment to advancing wound and ostomy care at Saint Elizabeth Health Care is required.
A willingness to participate in further education programs/courses such as the required. Preceptorship Program and Interdisciplinary Wound Care is required.
A vehicle and valid driver's license and a willingness to travel are required.
Excellent communication and teaching skills are required.
A comprehensive knowledge of community health care is preferred.
Demonstrated teaching skills and expertise in preparing effective teaching tools and methods are preferred, if not a willingness to develop in that area.
An ability to use computer word processing, power point, email, and source information on the internet is preferred.

About SE Health
At SE, we love what we do. Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada. We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing. We are an inclusive workplace offering competitive pay, benefits, pension, and work life balance. We're a great place to work, and we hope you'll join our team.
Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose
SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact the Talent Acquisition team at ******* at your earliest convenience.
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