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.
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.
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
Specialty experience:2-4 weeks
Experience, but not in specialty area:4-6 weeks