The qualifications for the position are the minimum requirements to be eligible for an interview. The level of required experience and expertise for each posted position is influenced by the current amount of knowledge and skills of the other nurses in the unit/departments.
Minimum requirements for all RNs:
Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
Bachelors degree in Nursing for external hires; BSN preferred for internal candidates
Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):
Proficiency within the interdisciplinary team in leading daily discharge rounds, negotiating conflicts, coordinating patient goals between disciplines, communicating about and educating physicians on patient status decisions. Ability to describe what utilization review criteria is and how it is utilized. Proficiency with managing difficult and sensitive family and provider care conferences including: adjustment to new levels of function, end of life discussions, imbalance of available resources (social, spiritual, medical, financial). Progressive leadership positions with in nursing unit examples include: Charge nurse, UBNPC Chair/Member, Shared Governance councils.
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