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Wound Care Registered Nurse Extern

Grady Health System Atlanta Full-Time
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The Wound-Ostomy Nurse (WON) Extern, operates within Grady Health System Mission, Vision and Core Values. The WON Extern will function as a student under the supervision of the CWOCN Supervisor assisting with Wound and Ostomy/fistula management.  With the supervision of the  Grady CWOCN supervisor, the WON Extern will:

  • Collaborate with the health care team to define and communicate the expected outcomes care for the patient population

  • Assist with education to support the advancement of wounds and ostomy care and improvement of patient outcomes

  • Assist in providing resources, leadership and serve as a role model for wound and ostomy management

  • Function as a liaison with the community, other health care professionals, and other disciplines regarding areas of wound and ostomy management

Under the supervision of the CWOCN supervisor, the WON Extern will:

  • Provide leadership for continuous performance improvement

  • Provides clinical leadership for all staff members (i.e. mission, visions, values and goals)

  • Exhibits professional standards, maintain a strong team focus, and adheres to policies/procedures

  • Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the Wound/ostomy patient population

  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the nursing diagnoses or issue

  • Identifies expected outcomes for the patient/family

  • Develops and individualize plans of care that identifies strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes

  • Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team as appropriate

  • Coordinates care delivery
  • Execute the individualized patient/family plan
  • Evaluate progress toward achievement of outcome
  • Advocates for the patient/family rights and educates patient/family concerning their responsibility

  • Provides education for patient/family and other healthcare providers

  • Provides leadership for continuous performance improvement and evidenced based practice



  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred.
  • Georgia Licenses as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card
  • 2 years Clinical Nurse Experience (in-patient Acute care)
  • Previous wound care experience preferred but not required

  • Wound Ostomy Nurse Certification to be obtained within one year completion of the Wound Ostomy Nurse course

Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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Acute Care
Wound Care
Clinical Nursing
Certified Wound And Ostomy Care Nurse
Stoma (Medicine)


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