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Providence Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse - Home Health - 10,000 Hiring Bonus in Mission Viejo, California


We are looking for a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse for Home Health Indirect at Home Health Network.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse coordinates and provides care in the home care setting to patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute and/or chronic wounds, and incontinence. Patient care will reflect the physician/agency/health system philosophy and high standards of nursing care for patients. The care includes providing hands-on care as well as education to the patient and PCG(s). Instructs nurses, physicians, and other health care team members in the care of patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute and/or chronic wounds, and incontinence. Performs related supply management and documentation tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Documents the full assessment and create a plan of care with accurate orders, diagnosis and projection of visits for all disciplines necessary to support each patient in EHR.

  • Performs and documents nursing interventions including patient education according to the Plan of Care and adapts these actions as patient needs change.

  • Documentation completed and synchronized/submitted by 10:00 am the following day.

  • Documents patient status in an accurate, timely and concise manner by use of EHR in patient home at the time of visit.

  • Utilizing the nursing process, initiates assessment, planning, and implementation of care; also instructs nursing personnel in the care of patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute and/or chronic wounds, and incontinence.

  • Assists physicians in caring for patients with all of the above conditions, in addition to stoma sizing, teaching intermittent catheterization, and consultation.

  • Provides comprehensive post-op care to patients and teaching to patients and their PCG(s) regarding care.

  • Evaluates, selects, and recommends supplies and equipment for patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute and/or chronic wounds and incontinence.

  • Documents patient care in accordance with home health standards and state and federal regulations.

  • Attends patient care conferences and staff meetings as required; communicates patients’ special needs to appropriate health care team members.

  • Serves as a consultant to nursing staff, physicians, and other health care team members related to his/her area of expertise.

  • Provides inservice educational programs as needed to nurses, physicians, and other health care team members in cooperation with the Education Director.

  • Keeps current in area of expertise by attending professional programs and participating in professional organizations.

  • Attends scheduled meetings.

  • Completes mandatory in-services by attendance and or designated timeframe.


  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to prioritize and critically think.

  • Good understanding of computer software and can easily adapt to computer programs.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.

  • Time management.

  • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations.

  • Demonstrates Values based customer service skills

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Experience: 1 year Nursing experience.


  • Current RN licensure.

  • Current Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) Licensure.

  • Basic Life Support.

  • CA Driver’s license.

  • Proof of auto insurance.

Preferred Position Qualifications:


  • 1 year CWOCN (ET) experience.

  • 2 years RN experience.

  • 1 year Home Health experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Certification (CWOCN).

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.

About the Team

Providence Home and Community Care (HCC) is a service line within Providence with over 8,000 caregivers and 2,000 volunteers serving nearly 200,000 people a year, in their homes, in clinics and in a variety of congregate living ministries across our seven-state footprint.

HCC provides a full range of services and support for people of all ages, especially those facing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. Our core competencies include restorative care, longitudinal care and care through the end of life. Our service lines include assisted living/skilled nursing/rehabilitation, home health, home infusion/pharmacy services, home medical equipment, hospice and palliative care, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), personal home services/private duty care and supportive housing.

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.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 109898
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Nursing
Address: CA Mission Viejo 26522 La Alameda

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate 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.