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.
Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.
OHSU Nursing Vision
As professional nurses, we partner with our community and each other to provide innovative, compassionate and excellent patient-centered care.
Nursing Core Values
Nursing embraces core values that serve as a foundation for the delivery of quality patient care:
Commitment to patient- and family-centered care;
Accountability to support each other in providing excellent care and outcomes;
Realizing professional practice as an engaged and thriving staff;
Excellence in nursing practice through our commitment to performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research.
Nursing’s Independent Scope of Practice: ANA Social Policy Statement, 3rd edition
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards
Description of work:
Responsible for the delivery of appropriate, timely and beneficial care for patients which promotes quality and cost-effective health care outcomes working within established standards for case management practice, and Advance Access principles. Provides standard nursing care for patients throughout the age continuum. Responsible for active management of patients. Maintains compliance with applicable laws such as client confidentiality, Americans with Disabilities Act, Workers’ Compensation, abuse reporting, principles of consent, and advanced medical directives. Advocates for the client/family at the service-delivery level and at the policy-making level fostering the client/family’s decision-making, independence, and growth and development. Integrates factors related to quality, safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating client care promoting the most effective and efficient use of human and financial resources. Functions as the liaison between referral providers and SCP providers. Participates in clinic, department, OHSU campus, teams and committees. Assist in the implementation of nursing system that supports the mission of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. (AAACN).
Clinical Skills and Duties:
Expected abilities of the RN :
Ability to perform duties using theory-based nursing practice model, evidenced-based practices, and shared governance in a multidisciplinary team model. Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary clinical team. Knowledge of clinical quality improvement models and process. Knowledge of scope of patient care services provided by other clinical service lines and the referral process. Knowledge of effective teaching processes and principles in planning, providing and evaluating optimum health care. Knowledge of quality management and improvement processes to comply with internal and external standards, i.e., DNV. Knowledge of general medical procedures and the ability to anticipate complications and the indicated therapeutic interventions. Knowledge of clinic practices and ability to act as a resource for clinic personnel and assist the providers as necessary. Proficiency in the use of appropriate EMR, computer based software and office equipment. Ability to maintain quality safety and infection control standards. RN must possess the ability to apply the operational principles of the SCPFM care model. Knowledge and ability to apply primary care best practices. Ability to mentor and orient new staff members.
Provides accurate and timely documentation of care of patients in the patient record - EMR. Assure proper transfer of patient care and coverage of duties when leaving the clinic. Initiate appropriate interactions with patient’s, providers and other staff regarding any relevant patient care or operational issues.
Policies and Procedures:
Implement agreed upon changes in function, policies and procedures. Establish appropriate patient/clinic flow priorities and follow through to completion. Participate in the formation, development, implementation, and evaluation of health care plans for patients. Other duties/projects which are assigned by supervisor and/or Lead Nurse are to be followed through to completion.
Attend and participate in relevant departmental, clinic, nursing, and patient care meetings. Assist and actively participate in the ongoing improvement of the clinic.
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 of Electronic Health Record information, and tools
Current unencumbered Oregon RN license. Certification in Basic Life Support
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