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Swedish Health Services Wound Ostomy RN in Seattle, Washington


Wound Ostomy RN @ Swedish First Hill

Per Diem

Day Shift

8 Hour Shift

A clinical expert who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care for patients with ileostomies, colostomies, and urinary diversions. Functions as a consultant for patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers and complicated wounds.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • 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.

  • Assures clinical compliance with ostomy and skin care standards. Participates in committee and administrative meetings appropriate to role. Participates in quality improvement processes related to the care of patients with ostomies, pressure ulcer prevention, and altered skin integrity. Develops and revises standards related to ostomy, wound, and tissue trauma. Organizes and maintains the Wound Ostomy Department. Identifies and communicates opportunities for expansion of current services.

  • Promotes and maintains effective communications and team building as evidenced by the following: utilizing principles and steps of problem solving, demonstrating respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others; fostering open communication through personal example; giving and accepting appropriate constructive feedback; understanding and assuming responsibility for own effect on others; handling sensitive/confidential information appropriately; responding and providing follow-up within specified time frames

Required Qualifications:

  • Washington Registered Nurse License upon hire.

  • National Provider BLS - American Heart Association upon hire.

  • WOCN within 2 years of hire.

  • Experience managing simple and complex wounds and ostomies (specialty areas may require additional experience).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) upon hire.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school.

  • Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree.

  • Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment.

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Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

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About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Puget Sound area. It is comprised of eight hospital campuses (Ballard, Edmonds, Everett, Centralia, Cherry Hill (Seattle), First Hill (Seattle), Issaquah and Olympia); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Providence Swedish Medical Group, a network of 190+ primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re dedicated to improving the wellbeing of rural and urban communities by expanding access to quality health care for all.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 289422
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Per-Diem
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Nursing
Department: 3901 SFH WOUND OSTOMY FH
Address: WA Seattle 747 Broadway
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 747 Broadway-Seattle
Pay Range: $43.89 - $80.80
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at