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Legacy Health RN Staff Nurse - Medical Acute Care in Portland, Oregon

The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the health of our community and critical to the care of the Northwest. Emanuel Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and serves the needs of both adult hospital population as well as Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

MACU (Unit 15) is located on the first floor of Emanuel Medical Center. MACU (Unit 15) has twenty-nine (29) private beds. All rooms have capacity for remote telemetry monitoring.

Primary patient population/diagnoses/interventions/services:

1) Stable cardiac disorders which may or may not require continuous cardiac telemetry monitoring

2) Chest pain

3) Electrolyte imbalances

4) Hypoglycemia requiring management

5) End-of-life care

6) Stable GI Bleed and Gastrointestinal disorders

7) Asthma/COPD/Dyspnea and pulmonary disorders

8) Altered mental status related to opiate overdose or other medications

9) Persistent nausea and vomiting

10) Vertigo/dizziness/syncope

11) Overflow surgical patients (room availability permitting)

12) Stable transfers from PCCU/CVICU on non-titratable cardiac drips with primary cardiac diagnosis

13) Overflow trauma patients (room availability permitting)

14) Severe pain not resolved in the ED

15) Skin and/or facial infections which may/may not require wound care management/antibiotics

Responsible for patient care within an assigned department/unit and participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of the clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse. The RN Staff Nurse assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Legacy Health System including those for patient assessment and transfer.


As required by licensure. BSN preferred.


One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized.


Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Current applicable state RN license required. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Posting Title: RN Staff Nurse - Medical Acute Care

Job Req #: 20-14462

Name: Medical Acute Care Unit

Avg Hours Per Week: 36

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 0.90

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $40.97/Hr. - USD $59.49/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Shift Differentials: Eves $2.45/hr, Nts $5.75/hr, Wknd $2.00/hr

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Variable schedule

Shift: Night

Shift Start Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 7:00 PM

Shift End Time (HH:MM AM or PM): 7:30 AM

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Street: 2801 N Gantenbein Ave