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Pella Regional Health Center Ostomy Care Nurse in Pella, Iowa

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Emergency Department Director, the Ostomy Registered Nurse (RN) has the responsibility and accountability for utilizing the nursing process in the management of patients with fecal and/or urinary ostomies throughout the organization. The RN functions primarily as a consultant providing direct patient care and education to selected patients and provides for ongoing staff development in ostomy care.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Current RN license in the state of practice – to be maintained throughout the duration of employment in the position.

  • Ostomy Certification required or must be able to obtain certification within one year of employment from an accredited WOC nursing education program.

  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Code BLS required. New employees certify within three (3) months after hire date.

  • Demonstrated organization, prioritization and time-management skills

  • Basic knowledge of regulatory/accrediting requirements for healthcare organizations.

  • Strong interpersonal, listening, as well as oral and written communication skills, to include presentation skills and ability to translate complex technical terms in laymen’s terms

  • Customer service skills and follow-up skills

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills

  • Teaching skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple tasks at the same time

  • Ability to work with others and in a team environment

  • Ability to stay calm in all situations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

  • Working knowledge of computerized nursing systems

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