The Emergency Communication Center (ECC) located at OHSU has many roles within OHSU, Doernbecher Children's Hospital (DCH), Emergency Medical Services, and the northwest region. Our work environment is dynamic with multiple roles. As a Transfer Center nurse, you are at the center of the patient transfer requests for OHSU and our partner organizations; with patient safety as the priority in all interactions. You will assess and triage patient clinical information as shared by the referring provider and utilize process flows, emergent and/or specialty algorithms and admission guidelines to assign patients to the right facility, at the right level of care, with the right admitting service. You will perform a preliminary case management review for medical transfer requests, interface with the Administrator on Duty, staffing and unit-level management to assess facility capacity and capabilities including service line availability at all OHSU partner facilities.
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.
Ability to make sound decisions while dealing with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers
Previous leadership experience (charge nurse or lead)
2 years high-acuity nursing experience
Successful triage and assessment skills
Strong clinical judgement, critical thinking, attention to detail and communication skills
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
Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Previous experience in phone triage, ED, ICU, telemetry or high acuity procedural areas
Electronic Health Record (E.H.R) documentation experience (i.e., Epic, etc.)
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