Wound Ostomy Nurse
Decatur Memorial Hospital - Decatur, IL

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Provides leadership, education and consultation to pre- and post-ostomy surgery patients and their caregivers; conducts research to improve outcomes. Plans and coordinates care for patients with complex wounds, fistulas pressure ulcers and shin problems related to fecal urinary incontinence or unusual needs.


*Must be a registered nurse licensed in the State of Illinois; must be a graduate of a recognized program in Enterostomal Therapy.

*Minimum of five years' clinical nursing experience in a hospital setting.

*Must be a good communicator with excellent physical assessment skills and proven good judgment. *Must be able to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and assist in lifting patient; able to assist patients and/or adjust equipment at floor level; able to reach, change and read IV's 5 feet from the floor unaided; able to support persons (possibly 200 pounds or more) in emergency situations; able to move quickly from place to place on occasion, including from floor to floor in emergency situations; able to utilize fine motor control in hands for tasks such as medication preparation and administration; able to hear to take blood pressure and to hear breath, heart and bowel sounds. Must possess visual acuity to meet visual demands in charting and operating equipment.

*Must be able to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.

*Job duties involve the potential for frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.

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