Henry Ford Health System Enterostomal Therapist - ET Nurse - Wound Care - Day Shift - West Bloomfield (Contingent) in West Bloomfield, Michigan


Provides clinical expertise in the area of wound and ostomy care for patients, considering age specific, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs. Promotes the use of current knowledge, techniques, and research into the practice setting. Serves as a facilitator and teacher to staff to enhance their knowledge and skills in caring for patients with wound and/or ostomy needs. Continuously reviews the scientific evidence to support clinical practice and institutes practice changes when needed.


  • Develops plan of care for wound/ostomy patients, in collaboration with nursing staff and other disciplines.

  • Selects appropriate ostomy and wound care products based on evaluation of patients’ needs and capabilities. Fits ostomy equipment for patients, instructs patients and families on the management of fecal/urinary diversion.

  • identified goals, and standards of care.

  • Utilizes evidence based practice and /or research findings to enhance or change practice.

  • Utilizes the nursing process at an expert level (Benner) to assess, diagnose and treat the complex responses of individuals, families or communities to actual or potential health problems.

  • Provides education to patients and families, communities and other health care providers; and serves as a role model and preceptor for other nurses in a variety of settings.

  • Shares expertise with all members of the health care team through consultation and collaboration.

  • Takes leadership role for quality improvement initiatives, providing in depth clinical expertise and critical analysis.

  • Participates in the identification, development and evaluation of patient teaching programs and patient education materials considering age specific, maturational, cultural, and spiritual needs.

  • Provides clinical expertise in the selection and evaluation of specialty beds, and wound and ostomy supplies.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Integrity/ Compliance Program, Code of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.


  • Requires a Bachelors degree in Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Basic computer skills, including Excel.

  • Ability to work independently and is self-directed.


  • Current Michigan License as a Registered Nurse.

  • Completion of Enterostomal Therapy program certification within specialty within 6 months of hire.

  • BCLS (CPR) within 6 months of hire.

Pay Grade: G29. This position has a minimum pay of $31.75/hour.

Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.