Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Wound Ostomy (Full Time) in HOUSTON, Texas

RN-Wound Ostomy (Full Time)


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing routine and complex wound care to various types of patients seen by this service in accordance with established Clinical Practice Guidelines. Responsible for, wound care and accurate and timely record keeping. Manages patients’ plan of care collaborating with the staff and other disciplines Provides hands-on expert care to patients and Accountable for managing patient care in order to meet optimal outcomes. Responsible for acute and chronic wound care.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Licensure Required: Bachelor’s Degree - Nursing degree from an accredited nursing school; Registered Nurse/RN

Minimum Experience: None required

Position Responsibilities

  1. The RN delegates and collaborates with other staff members

  2. Collaborates and communicates with physicians to ensure quality care

  3. Develops, Utilizes, and models effective time management skills

  4. Plans for appropriate wound care patient populations, and Manages plan of care with interdisciplinary team through ongoing collaboration and use of care plans

  5. Participates in development of collaborative care

  6. Communicates with all team members regarding therapeutic interventions including patient/family/significant other

  7. Utilizes interdependent team decisions making to ensure quality of care

  8. Manages resources, which promote cost effectiveness, efficient operation of unit, and positive outcomes

  9. Performs comprehensive patient assessments, anticipating potential care problems and prioritizing care needs in order to effectively provide optimum care

10.In collaboration with staff members, provides bedside patient care, implementing the interventions identified in the plan of care

11.Document patient’s plan of care and interventions, according to policy

12.Initiates and communicates change in patient care delivery based on continual evaluation of progress according to outcome-based care plan

  1. Initiates collaboration with physician and interdisciplinary team members by effective communication of the pertinent patient information to insure continuity of care

  2. Provides wound care and education to those with colostomies, ileostomies, urostomies, draining wounds, or problems with incontinence.

  3. Provides ostomy patients with education and counseling before the operation and after surgery, helps the patient learn to take care of the stoma and appliance, and offers long-term care emotional support.

  4. Participates in education and training for the staff; coaches and provides feedback on an ongoing basis to all team members; Serves as a mentor for the staff

  5. Make recommendations to improve patient care delivery process

  6. Acts as a clinical resource to manage difficult patient/family situations

  7. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS (Basic Life Support), infection control, safety and all unit-required skill review

  8. Utilizes interventions substantiated by research as appropriate to the practice environment

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  1. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit as described in unit-based competencies, policies and procedures

  2. Demonstrated critical thinking and independent decision-making

  3. Good communication skills with the adult and older adult population

  4. Familiarity with PC's and computerized nursing systems and tools, or demonstrated ability to learn

  5. Strong interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with patients, visitors, staff, and physicians

  6. Good organization, delegation and communication skills to facilitate efficient patient care

  7. Strong analytical decision making and critical thinking skills

  8. Good leadership ability and coordination skills

  9. Familiarity with a variety of patient care equipment; Must have manual dexterity and ability to perform difficult fine hand manipulation skills such as IV insertion

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-67-ST LUKE MED CNT-STE 0-520

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0169723

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.