Job Description & Requirements
Enterostomal Therapy Nurse - Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse
Provides follow-up and interventions to patients diagnosed with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulae, or skin
breakdown secondary to pressure, incontinence, venous hypertension, arterial insufficiency, trauma, surgery or
diabetic neuropathy and other related skin issues.
Provides direct patient care counseling of individuals anticipating surgery which may result in the creation of a stoma,
individualized instruction for those who have an abdominal stoma for the diversion of stool or urine, or assessment
and treatment recommendations for the above stated skin breakdown conditions. Assists patient through continuum
of care for management of related issues. Evaluates new and currently used products for ostomy, continence and
wound care. Makes recommendations to patients in obtaining related products.
Assesses individual patient needs and goals, and provides educational programs to physicians, nursing, and other
paramedical professionals on ostomy/wound care management and self-care education. Conducts continuing
educational programs for physicians and nursing personnel. This helps provide current standards of practice for
ostomy patients. Provides patient/family teaching and education regarding ostomy/wound care and selfmanagement.
Minimum 1 year previous clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in caring for patients with abdominal stomas, draining
wounds, fistulas, and pressure sores ulcers.
Demonstrated knowledge of pediatric and adult patient teaching principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems including pathophysiology.
Effective communication skills.
Fine motor dexterity.