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Job Information

Swedish Health Services Wound Ostomy Nurse (RN), Relief - Wound Ostomy in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Wound Ostomy Nurse (RN), Relief (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Wound Ostomy at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Registered Nurse is a clinical expert who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care for patients with ileostomies, colostomies, and urinary diversions.

In this position you will:

  • Provides education and consultation for patients and their families who are undergoing ostomy surgery, and patients with pre-existing stomas who are experiencing difficulty managing their care.

  • Serves as a consultant in the management of patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers, complex wound care and ostomy related skin issues.

  • Consults, assesses and plans initial nursing care plan for patients with post operative stomas and/or altered skin integrity and provides ongoing support and evaluation as needed.

  • Collaborates with staff nurses and case management staff to assist with discharge planning to ensure discharge plan addresses wound and ostomy needs of patients.

  • Provides outpatient care to assess, evaluate, and problem-solve with follow up patients who have an ostomy or altered skin integrity as possible after discharge.

  • Recognizes the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment, and care provided for the patient.

  • Participates in monitoring and tracking productivity statistics and submits reports monthly to the manager as needed.

  • Participates in evaluation of products and new technology for effectiveness and cost to ensure the most cost-effective products are used for patient care. Identifies, communicates, and implements opportunities for improvement in the efficient provision of patient care and systems.

  • Serves as an educational resource person to members of the health care team, students, and the community:

  • Educates nursing staff to plan and provide care for patients with ostomies and altered skin integrity.

  • Serves as a clinical preceptor to graduate nurses and nursing students in the area of ostomy, wound, and tissue trauma.

  • Identifies educational needs and assists in providing and evaluating conferences and inservices to update the health care team in the care of patients with ostomies and altered skin integrity.

  • Accepts responsibility for own professional growth and development by participating in seminars, workshops, and wound, skin, or ostomy related programs.

  • Provides feedback to staff and managers regarding staff performance and competency in the care of patients with ostomies and potential or actual alterations in skin integrity.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five (5) years of hire

  • Current License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

  • Must obtain WOCN within 2 years of hire date, if not certified on hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Board certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continent Nursing Society (WOCNS)

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 266373