University of Utah Health Care

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Nurse Specialist - Wound Ostomy, PRN hours

Nurse Specialist - Wound Ostomy, PRN hours

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University of Utah Hospital
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As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for providing comprehensive direct care for patients with abdominal ostomies, complex wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers and skin integrity problems.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


  • Provides comprehensive direct care for patients with abdominal ostomies, complex wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers and skin integrity problems.
  • Pre-operative counseling and stoma marking for patients undergoing ostomy surgery.
  • Ensures coordination and continuity of patient care for patients with ostomy, complex wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers and skin integrity problems.
  • Provides education to patient/family regarding ostomy and wound self-care management.
  • Participates in discharge planning for wound and ostomy patients.
  • Evaluates new and current products related to job.
  • Clinical preceptor for new RN’s as requested.
  • Provides educational programs for clinical staff in wound and or ostomy care as requested.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Ability to provide care to the population served.
  • Ability to work independently with self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.
  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.




  • Two years of wound care experience.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. If not changing state of practice to Utah, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in a state covered by the Interstate Compact.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Wound, Ostomy Certification.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Tasting or Smelling, Walking