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Wound Ostomy Nurse

Company: CHI Memorial Chattanooga
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:


CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U. S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

CHI Memorial provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program
  • Additional incentives for eligible full time day shift and night shift opportunities

If you are a compassionate nurse ready to join our nationally recognized hospital, connect with us today!


Under the supervision of the Wound Program Manager, performs the primary function of an RN in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of patients in the Wound Department, is responsible for meeting the established WHC Standards of Nursing Practice in the management of all assigned patients. Assists physicians with the development and implementation of wound treatment plans and participates in performance improvement review activities. Assists nursing staff for patients with enterolostomy needs, skin care needs, wound care consults, provides patient ostomy & wound care education. Works in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Acts within the guidelines of federal and state laws, Joint Commission standards and professional and ethical practice. Case Manager for patients belonging with that physician in all aspects of their wound care.


1. Develops and maintains smooth, cooperative working relationships with others with positive peer feedback.

2. Expresses thought and ideas one-on-one and in teams while exercising good listening skills.

3. Positive while taking ownership for customer's problems while looking for ways to improve service.

4. Applies knowledge and skills to do job and keeps informed about new practices and procedures

5. Flexibility in work assignments and copes successfully

6. Attending all hospital required in-services and adheres to all hospital policies

7. Maintains specific core competencies to do job while practicing accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality.

8. Documents plans of care and collaborates with physician and team members to implement.

9. Assists patients with needs while holding selves accountable for quality patient care.

Other duties as assigned by management.


Required Education:
Registered Nurse, BSN, Graduate of accredited Wound/Ostomy Program or enrolled

Required Licensure and Certifications:
Tennessee License , Board Certification for Wound/Ostomy

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
3-5 years nursing experience, One or more experience in Wound/Ostomy therapy preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
WOCN Certification

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Memorial Chattanooga, Chattanooga , Wound Ostomy Nurse, Other , CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

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