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#90113 (RN) Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care Nurse

Extended Review Date: Tue 12/12/2017


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) functions as a member of the CWOC Nurse team for UC San Diego Health. Selected candidate will function as a consultant for ostomy patients, wound and continence patients. The CWOC Nurse will provide services to both inpatients and outpatients, families, and healthcare team. Selected candidate will work with WOC Nurse Team to implement evidence-based practice to ensure quality patient outcomes, provide education to clinical nurses, and support quality improvement projects.

Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomous, consistent with ANA Standards of Practice. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. All performance expectations associated with this position are performed at the Masters Level.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

The description qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 10/4/2017.


  • BSN

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum five (5) years recent RN experience.

  • Recent RN experience in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence care.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Skills and ability to prioritize.

  • Proficient with information systems and computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • MSN

  • Two (2) or more years of experience in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence care.

  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence certification (CWOCN).


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
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Nursing Education
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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