Registered Nurse, General Surgery Unit, FT, nights
General Surgery Unit
Work Unit Description
14A General Surgery Unit at OHSU is an acute care unit specializing in major abdominal surgery including but not limited to; colorectal, gastric by-pass, major hernia repairs, Nissens, fistula repairs and fistula management. The patient population ranges from 18 years of age to the elderly. The patients on 14A are generally moderately unstable and require medical and nursing interventions including; intravenous fluids, tube feedings, symptom management including chronic and acute pain, advanced wound management, respiratory care, antibiotics, remote telemetry, prepping for procedures, and behavioral and/or crisis management. The registered nurses who work on 14A also have extensive knowledge in wound management including fistulas and wound vacs. 14A is the designated acute care unit for Weight Loss Surgery patients. 14A is part of the continuum of care for the Surgical Weight Reduction Center at OHSU which is the premier bariatric surgery center for the treatment of obesity in Portland, Oregon.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 0.9 FTE, Full Time
Schedule: Night shift, Variable Days, 1900-0730
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Job Type: Union Represented (ONA)
Functions/Duties of Position
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's 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 RN's 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 of Science in Nursing Degree 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)
Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing, BSN preferred
Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
Unencumbered criminal background check
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
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period
Able to lift 35 pounds 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
OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, by request to the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) department at email@example.com
New Grads: 6 weeks
Specialty Experience: 4 weeks
Experience, but not in specialty area: 3-4 weeks
Resource: as above based on experience
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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