Wound/Ostomy Care nurses work in hospitals, clinics, home health, and as consultants. They provide care and instruction for patients who have wounds, fistulas, and ostomies such as ileostomies or urostomies. Wound/Ostomy Care nurses may manage acute or chronic wounds. Job descriptions for these nurses require the need for critical thinking skills, patient education, and collaboration within the healthcare team. Do you have Wound or Ostomy Care experience? Apply today and land your dream travel nurse job.
Certified Wound/Ostomy Care nurses are Registered Nurses with a BSN who undergo specialized training in wound and ostomy care. These nurses are responsible for teaching the patient how to care for their wound, ostomy, or fistula and for troubleshooting complicated cases. Wound/Ostomy Care nurses collaborate with physicians and members of the healthcare team to achieve better patient outcomes. Nurses who specialize in wound and ostomy care are excellent resources and typically enjoy one-on-one patient care. The average annual salary in the United States for a Wound/Ostomy Care nurse is $83,000.