Nurse (RN) Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence (NSWOC)

$42.25 - $51.78 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver General Hospital, West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jan 18, 2021
Part time Registered Nurses Healthcare Nursing Nurse

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence (NSWOC) to join the team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As a Nurse Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence at VCH you will:

  • Provide leadership and demonstrates/applies advanced clinical preparation and expert nursing skills in the provision of care to patients/clients/residents who have skin, wound, ostomy, and/or continence challenges.
  • Provide consultation and education to, and works in collaboration with, physicians/nurse practitioners, nursing and other interdisciplinary team members to provide evidence-base care for patients/clients/residents with skin, wound, ostomy and continence concerns.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized Nurse Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program or the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Education Program.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License as local travel may be required; travel may require the use of own personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centered model of care.
  • Knowledge of the BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to a patient population.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.