Nurse Educator, Wound, Ostomy & Skin Care

Work Area: 
Wound Ostomy
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Jul 27, 2020
Job Category: 
Registered Nurse
Acute Care Hospital


Reporting to the Chief of Professional Practice and Nursing or designate, provides wound/ ostomy care consultation and educational services within the designated program. The Educator, Wound, Ostomy & Skin Care confers and collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wound Care, with interdisciplinary team members and with other Wound/ Ostomy Clinicians/ Educators in British Columbia to develop, plan, implement and evaluate consistent, standards based wound/ ostomy care services and education programs for all staff. Ensures that evidence based wound/ ostomy care clinical interventions are incorporated into client care planning to develop capacity and competence in wound/ ostomy care services. This job requires local area travel (which can be via personal vehicle or by the shuttle service) between the various PHC sites.


Registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant, plus two (2) years recent, related advanced wound/ ostomy care experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Successful completion of the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Certificate (WOCN), or the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) program.  

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to teach, coach, and provide clinical support.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
  • Ability to identify learning needs and develop educational programs.
  • Ability to provide and/or develop resource materials, including educational materials.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of adult education principles.
  • Ability to lead a group.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia Standards for Nursing Practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to designated clinical area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work independently.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including computers.
  • Ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.