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Oregon Health & Science University RN, CHH Outpatient Care Unit, Full-Time, Night in Portland, Oregon

CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit provides care for a variety of surgical observation patients who require monitoring after day surgery procedures for pain control, postop nausea and vomiting, surgical site monitoring or other indications. Patients on the OCU have met phase 1 recovery criteria in a post-anethesia care unit (PACU) setting and are anticipated to discharge within 24-48 hours of arrival on the unit. Common procedures include: thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, gynecology and urology procedures, mastectomy, breast reduction and reconstruction, GI procedures, laminectomy, sinus surgery, simple fracture repair, orthopedic hardware removal, 1-3 level spinal fusions, total knee and hip joint replacement, dialysis graft repair and placement, laparoscopic procedures such as appendectomy and cholecystectomy and hernia repairs, ophthalmic and cochlear procedures.

Department Specific Working Conditions: The hours of operation for CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit require a Monday morning opening and unit closure each Sunday by noon. Day shift RNs will be required to sign up for one 5 hour Sunday shift in addition to their FTE per month (can be on call). Night shift RNs are required to sign up for a Saturday night call shift once a month.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. 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, multi-line phones, and fax.

  • OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, by request to the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) department at

  • 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 or the Military Training Network

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

Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):

  • New Graduate Nurses: Currently not accepting new graduate nurses

  • Experienced Nurse:2 years recent nursing experience on a med-surg floor with post-surgical patients

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

Individualized Orientation:

  • New Graduate Nurses – N/A

  • Experienced Nurses – 2-4 weeks with experience in specialty, 3-6 weeks if experienced but not in specialty area

  • Resource - 2-4 weeks

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: 2021-8026

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Waterfront

Job Type: ONA union represented

Posting Department: CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit (OCU)/

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