RN, 13A Trauma, FT, Nights

Full time Full day
Portland, OR

Department Overview

Designated acute care unit for all trauma/surgical ventilated patients. 13A 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.

Function/Duties of Position

The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

Required Qualifications

The qualifications for the position are the minimum requirements to be eligible for an interview. The level of required experience and expertise for each posted position is influenced by the current amount of knowledge and skills of the other nurses in the unit/departments.

Minimum requirements for all RNs

  • External applicants: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree 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)

  • Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License

  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)

  • BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)

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

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

  • This population requires staff to have strong skills in relationship competencies surrounding the provision of hope and reassurance.

  • There is an annual requirement of three hours of trauma education.

  • Completion of a ventilator management competency is required during orientation.

  • Must have 2 or more years' experience

  • No new grads

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:

  • New Grads: 6 weeks(15 -17 twelve hours shifts on unit) including hospital orientation

  • Specialty Experience: 3 weeks (10-12 twelve hour shifts on unit) including hospital orientation

  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 4 weeks (10-12 twelve hour shifts on unit) including hospital orientation

  • Resource : same as above dependant on experience

  • New Graduates who have served a clinical on 13A: 4 weeks (10-12 twelve hour shifts on unit)including hospital orientation

All are welcome

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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