Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Apheresis & WCU, Resource, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
ONA union represented
Apheresis & WCU
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable days
Variable, 0700-1500

Department Overview

The Apheresis Department regular service hours are from 0700 - 1530 Monday thru Friday with limited on-call service until 2400 Monday thru Friday and 0700 - 2400 on Saturday and Sunday. The role of the Apheresis RN is to provide Apheresis procedures and nursing care during the procedures. Scheduling is flexible with call being shared among FTE and Resource staff. Apheresis RN's provide services to pediatric and adult patient population serving both hospital and clinics.

Function/Duties of Position

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing 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)
  • BSN preferred
  • Associate Degree Nurses required to enroll in BSN program within 3 years of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • 1-year of Apheresis procedures and Acute Care hospital experience required

  • Experience with all types of vascular access devices including PIV placement skills, Port-a-cath access, Apheresis catheters, care and maintenance of all types of vascular access devices
  • 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)
  • Three years acute care hospital experience
  • Experience with all types of vascular access devices including PIV placement skills, Port-a-cath access, Apheresis catheters, care and maintenance of all types of vascular access devices
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • Experience with Pediatric apheresis procedures preferred
  • INS, VA-BC, Oncology certification

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:  

  • New Grads: (Not qualified)
  • Specialty Experience: Orientation plan developed after skills evaluation
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: Orientation plan developed after skills evaluation
  • Resource: Depending on related experience, orientation plan developed after skills evaluation

Working Conditions: 

  • 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. 



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