Job Function: Certified Wound Care Nurse
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MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States (on-site)
8 days ago
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States
8 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$98,500.00 - $147,500.00
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
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Yearly Salary
Job Function
Certified Wound Care Nurse


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Ideal candidate must have a BSN degree with at least two years of registered nursing experience and graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Program.  This position requires on-call requirement every 14 to 18 weeks. 

Wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurses provide recommendations for the treatment of complex wounds requiring advanced wound care products and active therapies. WOC nurses also provide consulting services for patients that require stoma site selection, as well as pre-operative and post-operative ostomy teaching.

Essential Job Functions

Manages outcomes for wound, ostomy and continence patients across the continuum of care by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care. Acts as a specialty consultant to physicians, nurses, physical therapists and patients for provision of WOC care for all areas. Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to assess patient needs for nursing care, patient/family education and other services. Coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum WOC patient care and efficient use of resources. Integrates knowledge of age-specific care, principles of oncology practice, institutional goals and standards, current professional practice standards and the WOC Nurses Society Standards in providing care. Integrates results and theories of research studies to improve care and actively participates in data collection and analysis. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, coordination of services and education. With the assistance of the WOC nurse educational program instructors and the senior WOC nurses, demonstrates competency as a classroom and clinical educator to staff, patients/caregivers, participants of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Educational Program and the Nursing Outreach Program.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program.
Preferred:  Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN).

Required: Two years registered nursing experience.
Preferred: One year of wound, ostomy and continence nursing experience.


Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Job ID: 74182000

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

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