Acute Care (5A) and Family Medicine (5C) is a conceptually contiguous Family Medicine and General Medicine Acute Care unit with 14 beds on the Family Medicine unit and 23 beds on the Acute Care unit. The patient population is adults who have a variety of medical diagnoses such as Diabetes, End Stage Renal Disease, End Stage Liver Disease, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Adult Cystic Fibrosis, chronic and acute pain, infection, diagnostic testing, and psychiatric patients with a medical overlay.
Patients require acute medical and nursing interventions such as intravenous fluids, nutritional support, pain management, antibiotics administration, diabetic management, respiratory care, remote telemetry, prepping for procedures, and education to optimize self-care.
5A/5C admits behavioral/psychiatric patients with medical issues that may have suicidal ideation or other behavioral risks that necessitate a court hold. Creating a therapeutic environment for this population includes establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that facilitates gathering critical patient data and implementing the interdisciplinary plan of care.
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, 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 RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
Baccalaureate of Science 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
One (1) year current experience in Neurosciences, Trauma, Cardiovascular, Surgical Adult Acute Care, Intermediate Care, or SNF that cares of these patient populations
Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive e-mail, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk
Ability to lift 35 pounds independently, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period; compliance with the safe patient mobilization policy when listing or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments and ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel
Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment, including significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
1 year of Adult Acute Care Medicine Experience within the past 2 years
2 years of recent RN experience in a medical/surgical unit within a hospital setting
Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN) or other cardiovascular certification
National certification in specialty area
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