Providence Health & Services Enterostomal Therapist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Enterostomal Therapist to Providence Mall 205 in Portland, OR.

This is a very autonomous role, working with a great team in our Home Health division. The RN in this role will work Monday - Friday during daytime hours. The position will establish a formal written plan of care for referred patients, will document specific nursing orders and will develop goals specifying expected outcomes of intervention. This position assesses health knowledge and learning abilities of patients and their family, assesses the educational needs of the wound care and ostomy patients and families, and develops appropriate plans for teaching.

We're looking for a wound care nurse who has fantastic communication skills, great interpersonal skills, enjoys caring for patients in their homes, doesn't mind windshield time and driving to appointments during the day, and enjoys keeping abreast of the latest literature, methodology, and outcomes through nursing research and disseminating this info to clinical and medical staff.

In this position, you 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.

  • Accept professional development as an integral part of nursing practice.

  • Function as an educator and consultant to the Home Care staff, patients, and in the community, as needed.

  • Coordinate patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship.

  • Serve as a resource person to clinics, physicians' offices, and businesses in areas of expertise.

  • Works 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.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate school of nursing

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

  • Completion of an accredited course in Wound, Ostomy and Continence is required prior to hire

  • Certification as a Enterostomal Therapist by theWound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board must be achieved within 3 months of hire

  • 2 years of nursing experience

  • 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 and reliable transportation

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

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

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year of home care experience (either prior to or upon certification as Enterostomal Therapist (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 a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Home Health Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 186099