Registered Nurse (RN) Wound Ostomy

Job Ref
Nursing & Patient Support
Job Family
Registered Nurse
Wound Ostomy
Community Howard Regional Hlth

3500 South LaFountain Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
United States

Day Job
8:00am- 5:00pm

Job Location

The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) position is located in Indianapolis, Indiana at Community Hospital East.

Job Duties

The WOCN has the responsibility and accountability for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Program. The WOCN provides leadership, consultation, and planning of care for patients with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems.


Demonstrated expertise in the practice of nursing validated by 5 years of current clinical practice


  • Graduate from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree or graduation from an ACEN accredited School of Nursing with an Associate’s Degree plus a Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. 
  • Must also be a graduate of a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse educational program or enrolled in such program within three months of accepting the position.


  • Current licensure by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • Wound, Ostomy and/or Continence certification within one year after completion of the educational program(s)


  • Ability to work in self-directed role
  • Ability to work with peers
  • Demonstrated oral, written and computer skill to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians, all members of the care team, manager, directors etc. 
  • Demonstrated skill in customer service to provide exceptional patient and family experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and validate learning needs in response to age specific or other needs
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict management, counseling, and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability in critical thinking and leadership of clinical issues, group processes, and quality improvement


Successful completion of the orientation process and its associated competency assessments.


Wound, Ostomy, Registered Nurse, RN, WOCN

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