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Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON)

Skokie, Illinois
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) - (79553)

Position Highlights:

Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON)
Floats Locations: Skokie, Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park Hospitals
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time 24hrs per week (salaried)
Hours: Days, Start and end times vary
On Call: Weekends 1x/month and rotation into holidays (on-call is mostly for nursing staff questions/guidance with ostomy patients)

What you will need:

License: Current Professional Nursing License in the State of IL

Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Required
Certification: Completion of Wound Ostomy Continence Education program and is eligible to take board certification (CWON) within 1 year of hire; current (CWON) preferred. BLS (CPR) required
Experience: Minimum 2 years' experience in an acute care setting with wound care experience
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork, goal oriented, presentation skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point etc).

What you will do:

Provide evidence based wound/ostomy care for patients
Wound assessments and staging
Supports patient care team in wound-related prevention and treatment options
Conduct ostomy markings for new and established ostomies
Patient, family and staff education
Evaluates products and equipment
Participates in NDNQI prevalence surveys and ongoing surveillance of pressure injuries
Evaluates progress toward quality improvement outcomes
Provides and attends conferences and continuing education programs
Review and/or revisions of policies and procedures specific to CWON specialty

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes six award-winning hospitals - Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest Community Skokie, and Swedish. NorthShore comprises three exemplary physician networks, totaling more than 4,250 doctors across immediate, primary, specialty and complex care; and 170+ office locations and 35+ immediate care centers. NorthShore has an established reputation with more than 17,000 team members system-wide.

NorthShore is committed to excellence in its academic mission and supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

NorthShore was the first health system in Illinois to receive Magnet designationthe highest, most prestigious honor that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. The system earned Magnet re-designation in 2019. When you work for NorthShore, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.

At NorthShore University HealthSystem, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our mission to support our team members and patients - irrespective of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. We believe that by recognizing and embracing our differences we create an organization that welcomes all to contribute and grow.

We invite all candidates to our team, as we continue to build on the incredible value our diverse talent brings to our organization, our community and our patients.

Please explore our website () to better understand how NorthShore delivers on its mission "to preserve and improve human life" through superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research.

NorthShore is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.

EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor.


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  • Job Reference: 674818874-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Location: Skokie, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent