Supervisor - Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse ( Job Number: 171962 )
Kaiser Permanente - Portland, OR

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To develop and maintain the NW regional wound/ostomy outpatient program through directing and staffing regional chronic wound/ostomy clinics and working with regional Kaiser Permanente departments to establish and maintain collaborative, multidisciplinary, high quality systems of wound/ostomy care delivery.

Essential Functions:
• Develops, maintains, staffs regional wound/ostomy clinics.
• Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Clinical care of members in outpatient wound/ostomy clinics.
• Coordinating wound/ostomy nurse staffing of wound/ostomy clinics.
• Provides supervision and personnel management for outpatient wound/ostomy care team.
• Assures budget and performance targets are met.
• Orientation of new wound/ostomy clinic nurses.
• Working with Pharmacy Dept. regarding systems for dispensing take home wound care products to members.
• Working with HME Dept. re: dispensing of appropriate equipment for compression therapy, pressure relief, specialized wound care therapies, ostomy supplies.
• Working with clinic staff to ensure smooth operation of wound clinics: clinic administration, materials management, staff schedulers, receptionists, regional appointment system.
• Regional consultation and education:
• Provides consultation, education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, other staff re: clinical care of chronic wound/ostomy patients.
• Works collaboratively with CWOCNs in Continuing Care Services, Kaiser Sunnyside and West Side Medical Center's to develop and maintain a consistent regional approach to wound/ostomy care; including but not limited to: topical treatment, compression therapy, referral to specialist physicians, appropriate use of home health and outpatient clinic resources for wound care.
• Consults and collaborates with Kaiser Permanente contracted home health and long term care agencies regarding wound care for Kaiser Permanente members.
• Works with home care nurses, Nurse Treatment Center nurses who rotate to wound clinics for wound care education.
• Regional wound/ostomy care standards:
• Develops and maintains regional wound care written resources and standards of care, including procedures, clinical practice resources, nursing staff competencies.
• Works with physician advisors for wound/ostomy care, Quality Management Department, health systems, nurse treatment centers to maintain regional quality wound care and appropriate resource utilization.
• Works with regional and national Kaiser Permanente departments/committees re: systems/issues that impact the delivery of wound and ostomy care. This may include but is not limited to:
• Home Medical Equipment Department: development and implementation of DME benefits related to wound and ostomy products and utilization management (e.g., support surfaces, compression therapies, ostomy products, new wound care technologies).
• Materials Management/Purchasing Departments: implementation of wound/ostomy supplies formulary, requests for exceptional use of nonformulary wound care supplies.
• Clinical Information Systems: EpicCare documentation and ordering systems related to wound/ostomy care.
• National Kaiser Permanente wound products Sourcing and Standards Team: represents Kaiser Permanente NW region in national decision making processes for wound/ostomy products.
• Communicates/implements national decisions in NW region.
• Performs other duties as requested.

• Regular travel to clinics regionwide required.

• This role is both clinical and management.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of experience working as wound/ostomy/continence nurse.
• Bachelor's degree in Nursing or health care related field.
• Licensed RN in Oregon and Washington. Requires Oregon or Washington license at time of hire. Licenses in both states are required within two (2) months of hire.
• Valid driver's license.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
• Current WOCN Board certification: wound, ostomy, and continence nurse.
• Comprehensive knowledge of wound and ostomy care.
• Knowledge of nurse practice acts in Oregon and Washington.
• Knowledge of policy, procedure, and protocol development.
• Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
• Strong prioritization/organization skills.
• Public speaking/presentation.
• Negotiation and team building.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Good limited sharp instrument wound debridement skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of clinical work experience in wound/ostomy care in home health and/or outpatient clinic setting preferred.
• Three (3) to four (4) years working as a wound, ostomy, continence nurse preferred.
• Work experience at Kaiser Permanente preferred.
• Master's degree in Nursing preferred.
• Working knowledge of:
• Kaiser Permanente and HMOs preferred.
• Collaborative practice models preferred.
• Home Health/Hospice regulations and JCAHO standards preferred.
• Working knowledge of continence care preferred.
• Development/implementation of quality and utilization monitors preferred.
• Knowledge of learning theory preferred.
• Basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis and research design and methodology preferred.

Notes:

This position requires regular travel to clinics regionwide.

This role is both clinical and management including approximately (2) two days per week seeing patients.

Salary Range:

$100,150 - $133,450

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