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OHSU | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Work Unit Description

HRC10D is a combined epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and clinical and translational research unit (CTRC). This unit will provide care to pediatric through geriatric research participants, as well as adolescent through geriatric epilepsy patients. This population will include but is not limited to:

Research Participants: Nursing care for volunteers participating in research protocols based on specific protocol requirements. All activities are carried out in accordance with established research protocols, the CTRC Nurse Practice Expectations of Care (NPEOC) for pediatrics and adults, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and OHSU procedural requirements.

Specific procedures may include IV infusions of study drugs with frequent monitoring, pharmacokinetic studies requiring frequent blood, urine, and saliva sampling as well as obtaining ECGs and lab specimen processing. Specific competencies are moderate sedation, EKG acquisition, research specific information consent, and a general research pediatric competency.

EMU patients: Nursing care for patients with seizure disorders admitted for epilepsy monitoring, with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknown etiologies. Care is based on the EMU NPEOC.

Overflow unit for hospitalized acute care medical and surgical adult patients, age 18 and older. Care is based on the Inpatient Adult Acute Care NPEOC.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range

* FTE: 0.0, Resource
* Schedule: Variable, All shifts
* Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
* Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
* Job Type: ONA union represented

Functions/Duties of Position

The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The RNs care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics and meets the standards/expectations of a Professional Practice Model. In that model, the RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor. Professional accountability enriches the RNs engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.

Job Requirements


* 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, BSN preferred
* Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
* Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
* Unencumbered criminal background check


* Clinical research nursing experience
* Neuroscience nursing experience
* Epilepsy Monitoring nursing experience
* Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP)
* Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
* Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
* Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification

Additional Details


* New Grads: 6 weeks
* Specialty Experience: 2-4 weeks
* Experience, but not in specialty area: 2-4 weeks
* Resource: 2-4 weeks


* Unit admits a mix of patients, day patients, and ambulatory patients
* The unit is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as needed
* Staff may be assigned to work in any OCTRI/CTRC location or other locations where OCTRI/CTRC approved studies are being conducted
* This may include locations outside of Marquam Hill campus


* Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period and 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, multiline phones, and fax

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.

Getting to Work:

Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at www.ohsu.edu/commute.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university, and Oregon's only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.