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Job Title
Enterostomal Therapist
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
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Enterostomal Therapist

Full-Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift


With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Position Summary:

Has responsibility, authority, and accountability for quality therapeutic care for patients with an ostomy and assists with the care of draining wounds and fistulas.


Recruiter: Madeline Fornadel  || || 865-374-5387


  • Assesses patient needs. Responsible for the care of stomas, penrose drains, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, and incontinence.
  • Assists with the completion of a patient history, pertaining to the ostomy, wounds and degree of incontinence.
  • Makes diagnosis, based upon the assessment and formulates a plan of care that attempts to modify or eliminate treatment problems that pertain to ostomy, wound care, and incontinence.
  • Initiates discharge planning as related to the stoma, drains, wounds or fistulas.
  • Performs all independent therapeutic/nursing functions and performs dependent therapeutic/nursing functions as ordered by physician and documents activities.
  • Coordinates patient/family, care planning, health teaching, and based upon assessment of patient readiness and patient rehabilitation.
  • Provides and maintains necessary supplies and equipment; including responsibility for ordering and billing.
  • Serves as a consultant within the bounds of related field to all areas of the FSHS and to the community.
  • Continuously evaluates the patient's status, and makes revision in the plan of care, as necessary.
  • Participates in planned orientation for new employees and in-services for staff.
  • Appropriately utilizes team members, according to their abilities and position description.
  • Identifies enterostomal therapy nurse role to patient, family, and health team members.
  • Communicates patient's status to other health team members, such as physicians, dietician, social services, and discharge planners.
  • Utilizes Social Services and all resources to promote, restore, and maintain optimal health care for patient and/or family.
  • Assists the clinical instructor in providing clinical learning experiences for nursing students.
  • Remains mentally alert and maintains concentration with attention to detail for prolonged periods, at times under stress. Maintains adaptability, flexibility, initiative, persistence, and efficiency of time management and action.
  • Does not pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Provides safe, efficient, competent care to population assigned. Meets MMC Environment of Care Standards.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:

One (1) year experience in a hospital as a staff nurse required.


Licensure Requirement:

Current Tennessee nursing license. BLS/ACLS. Wound care certification within 2 years of employment.


RN license


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