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Oregon Health & Science University RN, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Clinical Translational Research Center, PT, Nights in Portland, Oregon

HRC10D is a combined epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and clinical and translational research unit (CTRC). This unit will provide care to pediatric through geriatric research participants, as well as adolescent through geriatric epilepsy patients. This population will include but is not limited to:

Research Participants: Nursing care for volunteers participating in research protocols based on specific protocol requirements. All activities are carried out in accordance with established research protocols, the CTRC Nurse Practice Expectations of Care (NPEOC) for pediatrics and adults, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and OHSU procedural requirements.

Specific procedures may include IV infusions of study drugs with frequent monitoring, pharmacokinetic studies requiring frequent blood, urine, and saliva sampling as well as obtaining ECG’s and lab specimen processing. Specific competencies are moderate sedation, EKG acquisition, research specific information consent, and a general research pediatric competency.

EMU patients: Nursing care for patients with seizure disorders admitted for epilepsy monitoring, with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknown etiologies. Care is based on the EMU NPEOC.

Overflow unit for hospitalized acute care medical and surgical adult patients, age 18 and older. Care is based on the Inpatient Adult Acute Care NPEOC.

The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The 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 and meets the standards/expectations of a Professional Practice Model. In that model, the RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor. Professional accountability enriches the RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.

  • 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

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • Clinical research nursing experience

  • Neuroscience nursing experience

  • Epilepsy Monitoring nursing experience

  • Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP)

  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification


  • New Grads: 6 weeks

  • Specialty Experience: 2-4 weeks

  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 2-4 weeks

  • Resource: 2-4 weeks


  • Unit admits a mix of patients, day patients, and ambulatory patients

  • The unit is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as needed

  • Staff may be assigned to work in any OCTRI/CTRC location or other locations where OCTRI/CTRC approved studies are being conducted

  • This may include locations outside of Marquam Hill campus


  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period and 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, multiline phones, and fax

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

Recruitment ID: 2020-6877

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: ONA union represented

Posting Department: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Clinical Translational Research Center

Posting Pay: Commensurate with Qualifications

Posting FTE: 0.60

Posting Schedule: Variable

Posting Hours: Nights, 1900-0730

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes