The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RNs care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor [ORourke Model of the Professional Role]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RNs engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
The PCU is a 21 bed unit, open Monday 0600-Saturday 1100, or until the last patient discharges. We provide care for patients across the age continuum, ranging from infant to geriatric, who are having diagnostic and /or therapeutic procedures in the Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology, Interventional Radiology/Neuroradiology, or General Radiology Labs, with the capability to provide cardiac monitoring to any of the above patients. The PCU recovers Blood Brain Barrier Disruptions as well as General Anesthesia Recovery patients originating from any of the above listed procedural areas. TEEs and Cardioversions are done in the PCU, with the RNs administering moderate sedation and completing recovery.
Minimum 2 years total Critical Care or like experience (PACU, ED).
1 year of focused pediatric care may count towards the 2 years total Critical Care required if in applicable unit (Peds ICU, Peds PACU, Peds ED, Peds Sedation).
ACLS and PALS required prior to first day of work.
BSN required for external applications; preferred for internal.
Unencumbered Oregon RN License
Ability to stand up to 4 hours without sitting
Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift.
Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
Must have the ability to apply and maintain manual pressure to femoral arterial and venous access sites for up to 30 minutes.
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
At least 1 year Focused Pediatric Care (primary RN job/role in a pediatric care unit).
Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath removal/management. Completion of sheath removal competency upon hire; maintenance of competency thereafter.
Knowledge/experience related to moderate/conscious sedation administration and recovery, as well as anesthesia recovery. Annual completion of moderation/deep sedation competency and continued demonstration of skills and knowledge.
Knowledge/experience related to TEE/Cardioversion procedures.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm