RN, Stress Testing Nurse, Adult Non Invasive Cardiac Services, PT, Days

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Department Overview

The echocardiography (Echo) lab provides care to adult patients over the age of 18 [unless BMI is indication of adult body (with age <18). Attending MD will be present for those procedures]. Procedures include: transthoracic echo, exercise stress echo, pharmacological stress echo, and the exercise and/or pharmacological stress portion of nuclear perfusion tests.  The RNs administer the medications and monitor the patient’s response to the procedures.  


Transesophageal echo is done under conscious sedation in the Interventional Recovery Unit.  The echocardiography lab is staffed Mon-Fri, 8:00AM to 5:00PM for routine and scheduled testing both at Center for Health and Healing and Sam Jackson Hall. Inpatient coverage is provided on Saturdays, 8:00AM to 4:30PM.

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

  • Current unencumbered OR RN License.
  • BSN required for external applicants, BSN preferred for current OHSU RN's.
  • Current BLS and ACLS required upon hire.
    • BLS 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)
  • Two years recent cardiac experience in ambulatory and/or acute care settings.
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of cardiac and cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures
  • Proficiency in obtaining and reading 12-lead ECGs
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

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. 
  • Ability to stand up to 4 hours without sitting.
  • Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift.
  • Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
  • Nuclear isotopes utilized for certain procedures.


Additional Details

  • Orientation: approximately 1 month


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.