May 02, 2022

Wound Ostomy Nurse Relief

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Wound Ostomy Nurse Relief (0 FTE, Day Shift) in Wound Ostomy Iss at Swedish Issaquah in Issaquah, WA.

A clinical expert who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care for patients with ileostomies, colostomies, and urinary diversions. Functions as a consultant for patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers and complicated wounds.

In this position you will:

• Provide education and consultation for patients and their families who are undergoing ostomy surgery, and patients with pre-existing stomas who are experiencing difficulty managing their care.

• Serve as a consultant in the management of patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers, complex wound care and ostomy related skin issues.

• Consult, assess and plan initial nursing care plan for patients with post operative stomas and/or altered skin integrity and provides ongoing support and evaluation as needed. Collaborate with staff nurses and case management staff to assist with discharge planning to ensure discharge plan addresses wound and ostomy needs of patients. Provide outpatient care to assess, evaluate, and problem-solve with follow up patients who have an ostomy or altered skin integrity as possible after discharge.

• Recognize the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment, and care provided for the patient.

• Participate in monitoring and tracking productivity statistics and submits reports monthly to the manager as needed. Participate in evaluation of products and new technology for effectiveness and cost to ensure the most cost-effective products are used for patient care. Identy, communicate, and implement opportunities for improvement in the efficient provision of patient care and systems.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing. Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree. Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment
  • Current License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.
  • Must obtain WOCN within 2 years of hire date, if not certified on hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
  • Experience managing simple and complex wounds and ostomies (specialty areas may require additional experience).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Board certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continent Nursing Society (WOCNS) preferred.

About the Issaquah Campus

With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and surgical services and specialist.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 323379