Wound/Ostomy Continence Nurse

US-NY-Brooklyn | US-NY-Queens | US-NY-Staten Island | US-NY-New York | US-NY-Bronx
8 months ago
Job ID
# Positions
ArchCare at Home
Experience (Years)
Work Days Per Week
Shift Start Time
9:00 AM
Shift End Time
5:00 PM
# Hours


The Wound/Ostomy Continence Nurse assists in the coordination and management of home health services for patients with complex wound/ostomy problems, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies.


  1. Discusses complex wound/ostomy referrals with nursing staff/nursing supervisors.


  1. Supervises, explains/interprets wound/ostomy care when needed.


  1. Explains Agency's eligibility criteria and reimbursement sources to patients, families, physicians and others, as needed.


  1. Provides joint visit when indicated, with primary nurse on a consultant basis to patients with wounds/ostomies. (Need for joint visit determined by wound care nurse and/or primary nurse based on complexity of wound/ostomy, need for education in wound/ostomy care or wound/ostomy care products).


  1. Provides a nursing assessment and evaluation of the health care needs of the patient and family, which includes:
  • nutritional assessment
  • comprehensive risk assessment
  • wound care product selection in consultation with the physician
  • selection of pressure reducing/relieving devices
  • selection of ostomy products


  1. Develops and implements a mutually agreed upon care plan based on the patient's needs, physician orders, nursing assessment and identified goals.


  • Current New York State License as a Registered Professional Nurse.


  • Certified wound care nurse through WOCN or graduate of WOCN approved program.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an approved school is required.


  • Two years experience as a Wound Care Nurse.


  • One year of community health experience in a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) or Long Terms Home Health Care Program (LTHHCP).


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