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Swedish Health Services RN Wound Ostomy Relief - Wound Healing Center in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Wound Ostomy Nurse Relief (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to work for the Wound Healing Center at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

A clinical expert who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care for patients with ileostomies, colostomies, and urinary diversions. Functions as a consultant for patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers and complicated wounds.

In this position you will:

  • Provides education and consultation for patients and their families who are undergoing ostomy surgery, and patients with pre-existing stomas who are experiencing difficulty managing their care.

  • Serves as a consultant in the management of patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers, complex wound care and ostomy related skin issues.

  • Consults, assesses and plans initial nursing care plan for patients with post operative stomas and/or altered skin integrity and provides ongoing support and evaluation as needed. Collaborates with staff nurses and case management staff to assist with discharge planning to ensure discharge plan addresses wound and ostomy needs of patients. Provides outpatient care to assess, evaluate, and problem-solve with follow up patients who have an ostomy or altered skin integrity as possible after discharge.

  • Recognizes the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment, and care provided for the patient.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire

  • Current License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

  • Must obtain WOCN within 2 years of hire date, if not certified on hire.

  • Experience managing simple and complex wounds and ostomies (specialty areas may require additional experience).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Board certification by theWound, Ostomy, Continent Nursing Society (WOCNS) preferred.

About the Cherry Hill Campus

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 297006