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Wound Ostomy Nurse – Home Care

Traverse City, MI


Posted on March 13, 2019

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About Wound Ostomy Nurse – Home Care


Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and current Michigan Registered Nurse license. BSN required.

Certification by Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society.

5 years of experience in nursing with 2 years in acute care. Home care and hospice experience preferred.

Registered nurses hired by Munson Home Health or transferred from Munson Medical Center to Munson Home Health prior to January 1, 2009, are encouraged to obtain a BSN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is also encouraged.

Registered nurses hired by Munson Home Health or transferred from Munson Medical Center to Munson Home Health on or after January 1, 2009, are required to obtain a BSN within ten years of their system hire date. Certification in the specialty area of practice is encouraged.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others. Computer literate.

Proven organizational skills along with excellent judgment and problem solving skills.

Possesses motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, and an insured vehicle capable of transport to other offices.

Meets MHH established requirement for proof of health status. Physically able to lift 35 pounds. Demonstrates ability to move, position and transfer clients utilizing good body mechanics, lifting techniques and/or transfer assistive devices to avoid manipulating more than 35 pounds.

Meets Home Health and Medicare standards as evidenced by criminal background check and fingerprinting.

Current CPR certificate desired.


The position reports to the Quality Director for Home Health.

Has continuous interaction with the management and field staff.


  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Home Health.

  2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  3. Promotes personal and patient safety.

  4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times and mentors new employees in these skills.

  5. In collaboration with the Quality Director develops a cost effective wound care and ostomy program.

  6. Develops evidence based protocols and practice standards.

  7. Serves as a resource person for WOC patient care practices and makes home visits as needed in accordance with the plan of care, and participates in multi-disciplinary patient center case conferences, when appropriate.

  8. Develops and provides education programs specific to wound ostomy and continence patient care for agency staff and community groups.

  9. Maintains data and statistical reports as requested while monitoring patient outcomes on an ongoing basis.

  10. Participates in performance improvement projects related to WOC issues.

  11. Uses a customer-focused approach when collaborating with Agency customers including co-workers, patients, physicians, and staff from community agencies and institutions.

  12. Assumes responsibility to maintain and upgrade professional knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service education programs.

  13. Informs personnel of changes in the condition and needs of the patient.

  14. Participates in utilization review of medical records as assigned.

  15. Completes and enters OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges, significant changes in condition, clinical and progress notes, summaries of care conferences in the electronic clinical record in a timely manner.

  16. Employees with e-mail are required to maintain proficiency in the basic functions of the program and are also required to regularly check email and keep calendars up to date.

  17. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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