North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 21, 2022
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Status:  Part Time

Shift:     Hours vary but will be daytime hours Monday - Friday

Exempt: No 


The Registered Nurse (RN) working with WOC Services will assist the WOC team in providing care and nursing management for patients with acute and potential disorders of the integumentary, genito-urinary, and gastrointestinal systems. These include but are not limited to: fecal and urinary diversions, wounds, drains, fistulas, and incontinence. The Registered Nurse shall possess the qualities most exemplary of the nursing profession. These qualities include compassion, empathy, accountability, honesty, together with the knowledge and skills they have learned within their nursing education. The Registered Nurse shall adhere to the Standards of Practice of NOMC.

The Registered Nurse is a member of the health care team and is responsible for providing quality nursing care utilizing NOMC standards of care while assisting WOC Services with patient care. The RN for WOC Services is a resource person for other members of the health care team and will utilize effective communication between personnel, physicians, other hospital departments, patients and families as appropriate.


Other information:


1. Education

A. A.D or B.S. Degree in Nursing. BSN preferred

2. Experience

A. Minimum of two years clinical practice as an RN.

B. Prior management and/or teaching experience preferred.

3. Certification and Continuing Education

A. Maintains current license as a Registered Nurse.

B. Active involvement in professional organizations and attendance at professional conferences is encouraged.


Strength: Medium
Push: Occasionally
Pull: Occasionally
Carry: Occasionally
Lift: Frequently
 Sit: Occasionally
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently


1. Assists WOC Team in a supportive role with the coordination process and identification of

patients requiring referral for WOC Services.

2. Provides uncomplicated wound care and implementation of established plans of care for these patients, utilizing the nursing process.

3. Functions as a resource for patients, caregivers, and professional staff in the management of patients with ostomies, fistulas, draining wounds, and altered skin integrity.

4. Performs within the WOC team in such a manner that maintains established credibility

and promotes utilization of WOC Services through maintenance of a high profile within the hospital and medical community.

5 Assists WOC team in supporting unit directors in the development and implementation of patient education protocols for use by floor staff according to assessed needs.

6. Participates in staff development through the provision of structured in-service programs, as well as presentations during orientation for newly hired nursing staff.

7. Maintains accurate records and statistics.

8. Assists WOC Team Leader/Patient Services Manager with QA audits and maintenance of policies

and procedures as needed.

9. Participates in product and equipment evaluation and quality assurance committees.

10. Contributes to and supports research at the unit and institution level.

11. Is able to demonstrate competency in age specific criteria as applicable to job scope.

12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice PresidentPatient Services or designee.

13. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Programs and all Federal and State regulatory guidelines.


1. Contact with the general public and outside companies.

Has high level of contact with patients, families, Physicians, Nursing Homes, Home Health agencies, community organizations, equipment companies, and insurance companies.

2. Contact with other departments.

Has high level of contact with Nursing departments, Pharmacy, Social Services, Utilization Management, and Physical Therapy. Has some degree of contact with other hospital departments.


1. Responsibility for the safety of others.

2. Responsibility for company funds or property.

3. Responsibility for confidential information.

High due to access to patient medical information.

4. Responsibility for performance of work without immediate supervision.

High - Does not require immediate supervision. Must be capable of assuming responsibilities and acting independently within the scope of authority.

5. Responsibility for the supervision of others.

High-responsible for the supervision of support personnel in the department