RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), FT, Nights

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 21, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Department Overview

The nurses of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) provide patient and family centered care to the patient populations that include complex cardiac and vascular patient as well as specialty surgery patients, including advanced heart failure, cardiology, CABG, heart valve replacement, adult congenital heart population, ventricular assist device (VAD), heart transplantation, vascular surgery, ENT, plastics, ortho, OB-GYN, and urology.

Function/Duties of Position

The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and effective care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations.  The nurse provides care consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and ANA Code of Ethics.  Additionally, the nurse meets the standards and expectations of the Professional Practice Model by demonstrating professional role obligations of scientists, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor.  Professional accountability also enriches the nurse’s engagement as a leader in promoting interprofessional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovations, life-long learning, and teamwork. 

Required Qualifications

  • External applicants: Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school required

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred.

  • 1 year of current Critical Care experience

  • Must have graduated from a Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program, or National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited program

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License

  • Unencumbered Criminal Background Check

  • BLS/ACLS issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA that will not expire during orientation

  • Must have excellent communication and reflection skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to delegate, prioritize, and adapt in stressful situations

  • Minimum score of 15/20 on Adult Critical Care Cluster Interview Evaluation Tool

  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • 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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cardiovascular experience

  • CCRN preferred

Additional Details

  • Specialty experience:2-4 weeks

  • Experience, but not in specialty area:4-6 weeks



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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ONA union represented
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Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
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Commensurate with experience
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