Unit Vision Statement: We strive to be a unified team of expert clinicians, administrators, and support staff that provides our patients with exceptional, compassionate care through strong leadership, clear communication, focused education, and evidence-based practice.
We are the Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care Unit for OHSU. Our primary patient populations include post-open heart surgery (CABG, heart transplants, VAD, valve replacement, etc.), medical cardiology (ACS, NSTEMI/STEMI, heart failure, etc.) and pre- and post-op vascular surgery (PAD/PVD, vascular bypass, etc.). Our primary teams are Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Cardiology, and we collaborate with PT/OT, Dietitians, Social Work, Case Management, Speech Therapists and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide exceptional care for our patients.
Our unit is a conceptually contiguous Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care unit with 30 beds on 11KPV and 12 beds on OHS 7C. In addition, we maintain the organizations centralized telemetry monitoring program on 11K (providing remote telemetry monitoring for adult and pediatric acute care units at KPV, South Hospital and Doernbecher Hospitals).
Cardiac Surgery: Post cardiothoracic surgery patients, i.e., CABG, valve replacement and repair, TAVR, aortic root repairs, thoracic AAA repairs, patients with a Ventricular Assisted Device, and heart transplant patients.
Thoracic Surgery: Patients with lung cancer who have had thoracotomy, lobectomy, and/or Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), esophagectomy.
Vascular Surgery: Postoperative patients who require close monitoring including, but not limited to, carotid endarterectomy, AAA, venous and arterial bypasses, amputations, wound infection management, and arterial stents.
Cardiology: ACS patients requiring pre- and post-catheterization care, clinically stable myocardial infarction patients, heart failure patients, patients with symptom producing arrhythmias and/or potential for life threatening arrhythmias, patients with suspected pacemaker malfunction or defibrillator discharge.
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
Must have 1 year current adult acute care RN experience
Current ACLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network Both BLS/ACLS must not expire during the orientation or probationary period
Department Specific Requirements, New Graduate RN-Successful completion of an Inpatient Adult Cardiac Practicum as a Senior Nursing student within the last year
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period
Able to lift 35 lbs independently
Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel
Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking
Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel
Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment
Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
Must be able to eligible to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
National certification in specialty area is desired
Minimum of 1 year of Adult Acute Care Cardiac experience within the past 2 years
Progressive Care Unit (PCU) experience
Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN) or other cardiovascular certification
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) certification
Experience in a high-level acuity medical facility
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