Covenant Health

Job Title
Claiborne Medical Center
Department Name



Enterostomal Therapist, LPN, Nursing Home

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


About Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, offers a full range of medical services including emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic services. Our radiology services are certified by the American College of Radiology in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Claiborne also provides skilled and long-term care through Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our team of physicians and staff is dedicated to putting our patients first, every day.  For more information, visit


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: Sandra Simmons || || 865-374-5368


  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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:         

Three (3) years of experience in a hospital as a staff LPN required.


Licensure Requirement:      

Current Tennessee LPN license.


RN license


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