Combined epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and clinical translational research center (CTRC). This unit provides care to pediatric through geriatric research participants and adolescent through geriatric epilepsy patients.
HRC10D is a combined epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and clinical and translational researchunit (CTRC). This unit will provide care to pediatric through geriatric research participants, aswell as adolescent through geriatric epilepsy patients. This population will include but is not limited to:
Research Participants: Nursing care for volunteers participating in research protocols based onspecific protocol requirements. All activities are carried out in accordance with establishedresearch protocols, the CTRC Nurse Practice Expectations of Care (NPEOC) for pediatrics andadults, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and OHSU procedural requirements.
Specific procedures may include IV infusions of study drugs with frequent monitoring,pharmacokinetic studies requiring frequent blood, urine, and saliva sampling as well as obtainingECGs and lab specimen processing. Specific competencies are moderate sedation, EKGacquisition, research specific information consent, and a general research pediatric competency.
EMU patients: Nursing care for patients with seizure disorders admitted for epilepsy monitoring,with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknownetiologies. Care is based on the EMU NPEOC.
Overflow unit for hospitalized acute care medical and surgical adult patients, age 18 and older.Care is based on the Inpatient Adult Acute Care NPEOC.
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 [Onsomble 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.
External applicants- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
Unit admits a mix of patients, day patients, and ambulatory patients
The unit is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as needed
Staff may be assigned to work in any OCTRI/CTRC location or other locations where OCTRI/CTRC approved studies are being conducted
This may include locations outside of Marquam Hill campus
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Clinical research nursing experience
Neuroscience nursing experience
Epilepsy Monitoring nursing experience
Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP)
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
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