Oregon Health & Science University RN, Pediatric Acute Care Medical, Resource, Nights in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

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Functions/Duties of Position

Pediatric Acute Care Medical (PACM) provides Acute Care level care for patients 0-21 years of age, across a large spectrum of services to include; medicine, pulmonology, adolescents, family medicine, and more. Our team approach is family centered and includes daily multidisciplinary rounding, as well as, physician team rounds at the bedside with the family and the nurse. We also partner in care with child life, respiratory therapy, social work, school teachers, pharmacists, and therapy services. Our facility provides private rooms for patients/families, playrooms, family lounge, classroom and an outside courtyard.

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.

The Pediatric Acute Care Medical 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.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Current PALS certification
  • Self-reflective, self-directed learner who achieves progressive growth
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and initiate seeking resources to identify and manage risks, practicing safely with a wide variety of patient populations
  • Able to advance plan of care when there is a lack of continuity of patient assignments
  • Excellent time management
  • Integrate into a diversity of team cultures, including:
  • Speaking up about questionable assignments, identifying alternatives
  • Inquiring about performance improvement changes
  • Actively participating in huddles
  • Helping secure break coverage for self and others
  • Seeking resources to support completion of work when going to float to another unit within shift
  • Core Competences: Inclusion, Collaboration & Teamwork, Organizational Perspective, Performance Results, Personal Effectiveness, and Clinical Enterprise Excellence
  • 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
  • Required to keep up to date with departmental communications by e-mail, KHWD board, huddles, and mailbox
  • May be required to provide continuing care and monitoring of patients in locations off-unit to meet patient specific needs
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years pediatric acute care surgical RN experience
  • CPN certification or other applicable pediatric specialty certification

Usual Orientation Time:

  • New Grads 8-12 weeks
  • Specialty Experience 4 weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area 4-6 weeks
Additional Details

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: RN, Pediatric Acute Care Medical, Resource, Nights

Department: 9N Pediatric Acute Care Medical

Location: DCH 09124

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC75508

FTE: 0.0, Resource

Schedule: Nights, 2300-0730

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)

Job Type: Union Represented (ONA)