Enterostomal Therapy RN


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Berkshire Health Systems
742 North Street
Phone:(413) 447-2784
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Company Description:
Berkshire Health Systems offers individuals the opportunity to work in an environment where they will be challenged, supported, and respected. As the region’s leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services, our employees are affiliated with an award winning teaching hospital, dedicated colleagues, and world class technology. The BHS family is proud to deliver the kind of advanced healthcare most commonly found in large metropolitan centers.
Additional Business Name: Berkshire Medical Center, BMC
Enterostomal Therapy RN
To Commensurate With Experience
On Call
Bachelor's Degree
MA RN License - Preference: Required
CPR - Preference: Required
WOCN Experience - Preference: Preferred

Are you an experienced nurse with a passon for WOCN? Are you looking for a per diem position?

BHS is seeking an Enterostomal Therapy RN!

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (WOCN) is the designation given to an individual who is a graduate of a WOCN-Accredited Professional Education Program and who is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 112. The WOCN functions within the framework specified by the nursing status and regulations of the Commonwealth, philosophy and standards of Berkshire Medical Center, and the philosophy and standards of the Wounds, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society (WOCNS).

The WOCN provides acute and rehabilitative care for people with select disorders of the
G.I., GU, and Integumentary Systems.

The WOCN provides direct patient care to persons with abdominal stomas, wounds,
fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, and incontinence.

The WOCN functions in the role as an educator, consultant, researcher, and clinician.

The WOCN plays a pivotal role in the guidance of optimum care.

The WOCN functions as a member of the health care team responsible for delivery of
patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and

The WOCN directs and guides patient teaching, activities of ancillary personnel while
maintaining standards of professional nursing.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)
    • Experience:
      • 2 years Medical/Surgical Nursing.
      • Experience in WOCN practice preferred.
    • Education and Training:
      • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
      • Graduate of a WOCN-Accredited WOC Nursing Education Program.
      • Bachelors degree required.
    • License, Certification & Registration:
      • RN Licensure – Licensed as a professional nurse within commonwealth of Massachusetts
      • Certification in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing required (or obtained within 18 months of hire)
    • Other Requirements:
      • Demonstrates continuing education in accordance with state regulations, (50% of State licensure requirement preferably within the scope of Wounds, Ostomy, Continence Nursing specialty - to be submitted with annual self PA).
      • Has a thorough knowledge of Nursing principles and procedures.
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