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Oregon Health & Science University RN, Acute Care 13A Trauma, Nights, Experienced in Portland, Oregon

Designated acute care unit for all trauma/surgical ventilated patients. The Trauma unit provides care to adolescent through geriatric patients ranging from 16-100+ who have a variety of diagnoses, which require medical /surgical interventions and recovery for Trauma related conditions. This population may include, but are not limited to: injuries related to motor vehicle accidents,, including moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries. gunshot and stab wounds; traumatic amputations; limb reattachments; multisystem trauma; spine surgery fracture repair, sport related injuries and interpersonal and intrapersonal violence, mental health disturbances. It is the overflow for Orthopedics, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Plastics.

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.

  • 1 year experience, may consider IP student on unit

  • Medical/Surgical Certification

  • Vascular Certification Complex wound care

  • Management of drains/feeding tubes

  • Management of chest tubes

  • Management of post-operative patients

  • Safe Patient Mobilization: Ceiling Lifts, Hovermats

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 3-7 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: 2021-8198

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: ONA union represented

Posting Department: 13A Trauma

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