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Wound Ostomy Continence RN

Full-Time; Day Shift - 8:00AM-4:30PM
Job ID: 1231246
Los Angeles, 90034

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides follow-up and interventions to patients diagnosed with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulae, or skin breakdown secondary to pressure, incontinence, venous hypertension, arterial insufficiency, trauma, surgery or diabetic neuropathy and other related skin issues.
  • Provides direct patient care counseling of individuals anticipating surgery which may result in the creation of a stoma, individualized instruction for those who have an abdominal stoma for the diversion of stool or urine, or assessment and treatment recommendations for the above stated skin breakdown conditions.  Assists patient through continuum of care for management of related issues.  Evaluates new and currently used products for ostomy, continence and wound care.  Makes recommendations to patients in obtaining related products.
  • Assesses individual patient needs and goals, and provides educational programs to physicians, nursing, and other paramedical professionals on ostomy/wound care management and self-care education.  Conducts continuing educational programs for physicians and nursing personnel. This helps provide current standards of practice for ostomy patients.  Provides patient/family teaching and education regarding ostomy/wound care and self-management.

Experience: Minimum 1 year previous clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in caring for patients with abdominal stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, and pressure sores ulcers.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Completion of an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (WOCN) program.

License, Certification, Registration:

  • Registered Nurse License (California)
  • Wound Care Nurse Certificate from Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board
  • Basic Life Support
  • Ostomy Care Nurse Certificate from Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pediatric and adult patient teaching principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems including pathophysiology.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Fine motor dexterity.
  • Certified Continence Nurse (CCCN) may be required as specified by department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Board Certification in Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (CWOCN).
About the Hospital

At Kaiser Permanente, our nurses are leaders, clinicians, researchers, innovators, and scientists. For more than 70 years, we’ve offered our nurses the opportunity to advance the delivery of excellent, compassionate care for our members. When you choose a career with us, you’ll boldly transform care while improving the health of our communities and nation. As we work towards achieving Magnet recognition by 2025, these jobs will give you even more opportunities to innovate, evolve, and bring to life the KP model of total care.

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