RN, Cardiac Device Clinic, FT, Days

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Department Overview

The OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute is Oregon's only comprehensive heart program, with services ranging from prevention to transplants.


The Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice with primary locations at the Center for Health and Health and Beaverton Clinics, and ancillary locations and the Center for Women's Health and Physicians Pavilion. The Practice cares for adult patients ages 18 and older with cardiac diseases. The Device RN is a key member of the multi­ disciplinary patient care team, which includes physicians, medical assistants, schedulers and other clinical and management support staff.

Function/Duties of Position

The Device RN is a key member of the multi-disciplinary patient care team, which includes physicians, medical assistants, schedulers and other clinical and management support staff.


Responsibilities include direct patient care, cardiac device interrogation and triage, telephone triage, clinical portions of pre-authorizations, participation in quality improvement, program and staff development within cardiology.


This position requires independent critical thinking, case management, engagement in transitions of care, and the ability to appropriately triage patients with complex, multi-system medical problems. The RN must be able to work as a team with providers, nurses, medical assistants, schedulers, and all other disciplines as needed, and functions in a collaborative manner to ensure effective and timely communication with the patient, family, and other team members.

Required Qualifications

  • External applicants: BSN from  an accredited school
    • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Certification in Basic Life Support
  • Advanced triage skills; telephone triage experience Advanced knowledge base supporting general cardiology to include cardiovascular disease, cardiac specific medications, arrhythmias, and interventions.
  • Previous experience working with patients with implanted cardiac devices
  • Previous experience interrogating cardiac devices (ICD, Pacemakers, etc.)
  • Experience in an ambulatory clinic setting
  • Demonstrated experience in patient and family education, including development of teaching materials
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience working with general cardiology patient population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with PACEART software

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:

  • Specialty Experience -  4-6 weeks, dependent upon individual needs

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


Cardiac Nursing