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Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse-Enterostomal Therapist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Therapist Enterostomal (RN) - Home Health West Portland (1.0 FTE, Days Full-Time) to Providence Home Services Oregon in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Therapist Enterostomal (RN) - Home Health West Portland that will be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Accepts professional development as an integral part of nursing practice.

The ET will function as an educator and consultant to the Home Care staff, patients, and in the community, as needed. The ET will coordinate patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship.


  1. Managing a nursing practice that includes patients requiring a broad spectrum of care, who reside in a variety of environments, in a wide geographical area, by practicing good organizational and time management skills.

  2. Recognizing and responding immediately and appropriately to potential emergency situations that arise.

  3. Maintaining patient clinical records in accordance with regulatory standards.

  4. Maintaining and enhancing the quality improvement (QA/QI) of patient care.

  5. Maintaining a high level of creativity and leadership within a rapidly changing health care environment.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Utilizing the nursing process, assess patient status, intervene appropriately, and evaluates patient response

  • Establish a formal written plan of care for referred patients, documents specific nursing orders, and develop goals specifying expected outcomes of intervention

  • Assess health knowledge and learning abilities of patient and family; assesses the educational needs of the wound care and ostomy patients and families and develops appropriate plans for teaching

  • Utilize all available resources and consults as necessary with members of the health care team in planning and developing individualized teaching and discharge plans

  • Timely completion of all necessary paperwork

  • Function as a knowledgeable resource person to the staff in areas of expertise, related to ostomy care, pressure sore prevention and treatment, and management of the incontinent patient

  • After identifying staff learning needs, provide the necessary staff education

  • Participate as preceptor in the orientation of new staff and/or students as assigned by supervisor

  • Serve as a resource person to clinics, physician's offices, and businesses in the areas of expertise

  • Ability to comply with the productivity standards

  • Work closely with Home Services Materials Management, Home Services Medical Equipment, and outside vendors as needed to coordinate availability of needed equipment, and to improve quality of service to patients


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree Graduated from an accredited school of Nursing

  • Coursework/Training: Completion of an accredited course in Wound, Ostomy and Continence

  • Current and unencumbered registered nurse license in the State of Oregon.

  • Staff that provide service in the State of Washington require a Washington State nursing license

  • Certification as a Enterostomal Therapist by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board within 3 months of hire

  • In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 Background Checks, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties

  • Valid driver's license

  • Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire

  • Two (2) years Nursing experience

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • One (1) year Home care experience (either prior to or upon certification as ET)

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 313486