Oregon Health & Science University RN, Acute Care 10A Emergency General Surgery, Nights, Experienced in Portland, Oregon
10A is an acute care unit for the Emergency General Surgery Service. The unit is also designated as overflow for the Trauma and Vascular Services. The patient population includes primarily complicated abdominal surgeries for conditions such as necrotizing pancreatitis and entercutaneous fistulas, colectomies; and complications of prior surgeries. Other diagnoses include necrotizing fasciitis, complicated appendectomies, bowel obstructions, diabetic ulcers, necrotic venous ulcerations, ischemic arterial ulcers, plus various traumatic injuries that may occur during MVC or falls.
Emergency surgery: complex wound care, pain management and symptom management
Post-operative: management of drains, feeding tubes and chest tubes
To access the RN Role Description and Department Specific Requirement Addendums go to the TTP Program webpage: https://www.ohsu.edu/nursing-careers/transition-practice-ttp-program
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 Addendum 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
Department Specific Preferences for 10A Emergency General Surgery (competencies, certifications, student placements, quality matching, etc.):
National certification in the specialty area is desired.
Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) certification
Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse (CMSN) certification.
Experience in a high-level acuity medical facility
Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 6-10 weeks:
The intended start date is April 19th, 2021. Note that this date may be adjusted based on operational needs.
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.
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Recruitment ID: 2021-8300
External Company URL: dturner
Street: Marquam Hill
Job Type: ONA union represented
Posting Pay: Commensurates with Experience
Posting FTE: 0.90
Posting Schedule: Night Shift, Every Other Weekend
Posting Hours: 1900 - 0730
HR Mission: Healthcare
Drug Testable: Yes