certified wound ostomy continence nurse resume example with 19+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse with 11+ years of experience in specialty area of wound and ostomy care.

Certifications and Licenses
  • Kentucky Registered Nurse License -active
  • Nationally Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
  • Basic Life Support for healthcare providers
Areas of Expertise
  • In-depth Skin and wound care assessments
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Education (staff, patients, families)
  • Program development and expansion of roles
  • Ostomy care/assessments of newly developed ostomies
  • Ostomy complication prevention education
  • New staff orientation
  • Evidenced based practice
  • Experienced in Wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure) application
  • Collaborative approach to improve patient outcomes
  • Lead Skin and Wound Care team to develop unit champions
  • Financially conscientious (patient and facility)
  • Policy review and development
  • Strong critical thinking in wound and skin healing process and management
Professional Experience
Hardin Memorial Hospital - Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
City, STATE, 08/2010 - Current
  • Completed necessary courses to complete and obtain national certification
  • Completion of 120 clinical hours at multiple centers to include Baptist Hospital East CWOCNs, HMH Wound Care Center, HMH CWOCNs, and a day with Dr Cardin at Surgical Specialists
  • Staff resource for wound and skin assessments
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Effective communication between staff-patient-physicians
  • Advanced Knowledge in skin related issues, healing cascade, and evidenced based treatments and product selection
  • Post-operative teaching with new ostomy patients for emotional support, care and maintenance of ostomy and stoma site, and long term needs/goals
  • Collaborate with home health, care coordination, discharge planners, Physical Therapy, Palliative Care and Dietitians
  • Utilize community resources to ensure patients needs are met and exceeded
  • Collaborate with company representatives to trial new products for cost effectiveness and healing
  • Financially conscious both patient and facility
  • Collaborate with KCI to obtain charity care VAC for patients in need
  • Collaborate with nursing facilities for continuity of care and exchange of care
  • Assists Physicians in Operating Room with complicated wound care and dressing application to optimize healing
  • Policy and protocol updates
  • Orientation for new staff
  • Participate in yearly competency with development of competency needs, checklist, and validator keys
  • Lead Skin and Wound Care Team
Hardin Memorial Hospital - Registered Nurse Medical Care Unit
City, STATE, 08/2001 - 08/2010
  • Staff nurse medical unit
  • Charge nurse medical unit
  • Staff resource
  • Wound VAC champion for unit
  • Served as preceptor of more than 15 new nurses and students
  • Good working relationships with Nurses, PCAs, Unit Secretaries, Unit Manager and Physicians
  • Assisted co-workers with difficult IV or Port-a-cath insertions/access
  • Offered emotional and spiritual support to families and patients in times of need
  • Referred to community resources as necessary to meet patient needs
  • Patient and staff education
  • Unit resource for Peritoneal Dialysis and assisted Emergency Department at times with Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Collaborate multi-disciplinary care to meet needs of patients
Darby Square Nursing And Rehabilitation - Activities assistant and then Admissions Coordinator
City, STATE, 05/2000 - 08/2000
  • Activities Assistant with long term care residents
  • Performed Aroma therapy, memory enhancement activities, image therapy, and distraction activities to minimize pain
  • Led group activities and co-supervised group outings
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Evaluate potential resident applications for availability of needed services
  • Collaborated with Medicare and other insurances to obtain pre-certifications for admission to facility
  • Participated on Admissions Team to discuss with Administration and families patient need and available services

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