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Oregon Health & Science University RN, 4A Transplant/Urol/Plastics, Experienced, FT, Nights in Portland, Oregon

Please review, complete and submit the following questionnaire with your resume to apply: TTPFellowshipAssessmentQuestionnaire2021

Failure to provide this supplemental questionnaire will eliminate your application from consideration.

Transplant/Urology/Plastics (4A) is an acute care unit specializing in solid organ transplant (kidney, pancreas, and liver), complex plastic reconstruction surgeries, urology, and nephrology diagnoses and related surgeries. The patient population ranges from 18 years of age to the elderly. 4A nurses care for patients after kidney, pancreas and liver transplants and complex plastic reconstruction related surgeries. 4A nurses have specialized knowledge in the care of patients with urology and nephrology diagnoses and administration of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). A multidisciplinary approach to patient care, collaborating with the entire health care team in daily charge nurse/physician/case management rounds, and weekly transplant team rounds. Education is a priority for all patient populations and their families to promote quality care. Through the use of demonstration and interactive teaching methods, 4A nurses are able to promote lifestyle/behavior changes and help ease the transition from hospital to home.

Patient Populations:

  • Solid-organ transplant: pre and post-transplant care, immunosuppression, GVHD

  • Plastic reconstruction: drain and wound care, pain management

  • Urology and Nephrology: administration of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Transition to Practice (TTP) Fellowship Program:

  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).

  • FTE: 0.9, Full Time

  • Shift: Night shift

  • Shift Length: 12 Hours

  • Start and Stop Times: 1900-0730

  • Weekend Obligation: Unit based approved guidelines

  • Floating Obligation: Within 6 months per unit recommendation

  • Salary: Hourly rate based on ONA contract

  • Leave: Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.

  • External Candidates: Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests (not related to an organizational policy) up to 10-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.

  • Internal Nurse Candidates: All vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU. Pre-scheduled vacations or leave plans must be disclosed prior to consideration for hire to determine the start date.

To access the RN Role Description and Department Specific Requirement Addendums go to the TTP Program webpage:

Additional information on participating departments can be found on this webpage.

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • Review the RN Role Description on the TTP Program webpage.

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing for external hires; Baccalaureate degree preferred to internal candidates.

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing awarded 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) by 30 days before the start date.

  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before the start date.

  • Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.

Department Specific Requirements:

  • Review the Department Specific Requirements on the TTP Program webpage.

  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation.

  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.

  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 2-10 weeks:

  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship hours are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week. The learning environments are a mix of in-person and teleworking.

  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship shifts are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week.

  • Group-based hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1700 (8-hour blocks) or 1500-1900 (4-hour blocks).

  • Self-directed hours: Monday-Sunday all-hours up to 8-hours a week.

  • Preceptorship hours: Assigned based on preceptor team schedules during Monday-Sunday 0700-1930, or 1900-0730.

Transition to hired shift may be delayed for a temporary reassignment due to individual development needs and skill mix of the employees on the unit or the hires shift at any given time.

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: 2021-9020

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: ONA union represented

Posting Department: Patient Care Services Division, 4A Transplant/Urol/Plastics

Posting Pay: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting FTE: 0.90

Posting Schedule: Night Shift, Every Other Weekend

Posting Hours: 1900 - 0730

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes