Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Pediatric Nephrology, FT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2022-18183
Position Category
Nursing-RN
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Department
Pediatric Specialties
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Variable Monday-Friday
Hours
Variable 0730-1730
HR Mission
Healthcare
Drug Testable
Yes

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available

 

The nurse in this position will provide comprehensive care to pediatric nephrology patients in an ambulatory setting. The team is nationally and internationally recognized for their outstanding consultation and clinical services. The Registered Nurse provides complex care coordination, extensive phone triage, and clinic management including the shared facilitation of clinical research trials.

 

The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The 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 and meets the standards/expectations of the OHSU Nursing Professional Practice Model. In that model, the RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transfer. Professional accountability enriches the RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.

Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards

  1. Scientist
    1. Evaluates knowledge of self and others:
      1. Evaluates own knowledge and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and evidence-based knowledge; identifies areas of strength and professional growth; sets and achieves professional development goals.
      2. Evaluates knowledge and nursing practice of peers, recognizing strengths, providing constructive feedback and maintaining caring and compassionate relationships
    1. Identifies complexities within OHSU systems and participates in identifying and resolving work flow barriers to effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible care delivery.
    1. Evaluates patient outcomes against quality goals or benchmarks. Promotes innovation through participation in data collection, data analysis, evidence-based performance improvement plans, nursing or interdisciplinary research, and education about change methods.  
  1. Leader
    1. Uses an evidence-based decision making process to determine the patient’s priority goals and care activities in relation to:
      1. Nursing’s independent scope of practice (safety, comfort, hygiene, restorative measures, and health promotion)
      2. The interdisciplinary plan of care
      3. Documenting decision making in the patient’s plan of care and hand-off  communication
    1. Protects and advocates for patient safety, health and wellbeing:
      1. Communicates and formally reports concerns and/or seeks change where individual or institutional behavior in the practice setting jeopardizes the well-being of patient, families, or team members. (e.g., Patient Safety Net report, chain of command).
      2. Speaks up and intervenes when an individual’s actions or practice is not in alignment with patient safety. The nurse speaks directly to the responsible party, and takes responsibility to support those who identify potentially questionable practice.
    1. Keeps the patient as the focus when exercising judgment in accepting responsibilities, seeking consultation, and assigning activities to others who carry out nursing care:
      1. Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs and condition of the patient, potential for harm, stability of the patient’s condition, complexity of the task, predictability of the outcome, availability to monitor and supervise, and competency of the individual being delegated to. 
      2. Allocates resources based on identified patient and family needs
      3. Speaks up immediately about concerns regarding assigned responsibilities
  1. Practitioner
    1. Acts as a patient advocate by partnering with the person, family, significant others, and caregivers, as appropriate, to implement and evaluate the plan of care.  Assures that the plan is aligned with the patient’s physical, spiritual, and psychosocial goals, initiating changes as appropriate.
    1. Delegates and supervises tasks consistent with other caregivers’ scope of practice, adhering to standards, regulations, and role expectations including self-care and collaborative teamwork. 
    1. Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, privacy, dignity, confidentiality and rights.
    1. Implements direct and indirect nursing care consistent with evidence-based practices, hospital policies and procedures, and scope and standards of practice.
  1. Knowledge Transfer
    1. Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families, effectively transfers information about disease, health and recovery, Engages patients and families in decision-making about the plan of care. Evaluates capacity for self-care and addresses concerns about transition to next level of care, different healthcare facility or home. 
    1. Communicates evaluation of patient’s stability, progress, discharge plan and recommendation for continuity of the medical and nursing plan to other members of the health care team, including through accurate and timely documentation of the patient’s electronic record.
    1. Effectively transfers knowledge to other members of the team to support the safety of their practice (e.g. educating students, precepting, in-services, giving and receiving feedback during handoffs). Seeks knowledge from other members of the team to ensure safety of own practice. Engages in collaborative and effective decision-making with other members of the team while maintaining caring and compassionate relationships.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 ONA applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • Minimum 1 year Nephrology or Pediatric Nephrology nursing experience.
  • Minimum two years of pediatric nursing experience
  • BLS at time of hire and 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)
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • Strong analytic skills; demonstrated organizational skills; demonstrated problem solving skills; demonstrated communication skills both interpersonal and conflict resolution including fluency in oral and written English; demonstrated planning skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting; Intermediate computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use the Electronic Health Record information and tools. 
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN preferred for all current OHSU employees
  • Previous experience with Epic EMR
  • Previous experience in Ambulatory Nursing
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) certification

Additional Details

Usual orientation time: up to 6 months and dependent on experience and successful demonstration of competencies.

 

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible

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.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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