Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Adult Sedation Team, FT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Interventional Radiology
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Monday - Friday (variable days)
07:00 - 17:30
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The adult sedation team consists of Nurse Practitioners who oversee the administration of moderate sedation by Registered Nurses in a variety of settings for multiple procedure types including, but not limited to, carpal tunnel release, D&C, D&E, and dental procedures. The team works Monday through Friday 0700-1730 with after hour on-call coverage to complete all of the day’s scheduled cases.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


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.


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 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.   

Department Specific Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand up to 6 hours without sitting
  • Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients
  • Must have the ability to change work location based upon procedure volumes and staffing needs
  • Requires the ability to ride the Arial tram throughout the day
  • Requires the ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift
  • Requires the flexibility to stay focused and have your assignment changed several times throughout your shift
  • Requires after hours call

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all RNs. 

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before start date
  • Current BLS required at time of hire
  • Current ACLS required at time of hire

Nursing Education: 

  • 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.

Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):

  • Minimum 2 year Critical Care, ED, Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology, or Cardiac Catheterization Lab experience
  • Excellent communication skills including active listening, the ability to engage with a diverse set of patient populations, and success with conflict management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
  • Ability to successfully navigate complex patient care coordination needs independently
  • Efficient time management to effectively move patients through the system
  • Able to quickly and accurately assess patients’ conditions
  • Able to efficiently handle emergencies and remain calm in stressful situations
  • High emotional intelligence and able to effectively direct self
  • Attention to detail and time management skills
  • Comfort managing and prioritizing competing demands
  • Skillful at working with different personalities
  • Effective at working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to provide constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Effective at soliciting feedback from peers and engage in conflict resolution
  • Able to use creative solutions to solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):

  • Experience with caring for patients undergoing procedures and associated complications
  • Knowledge/experience related to RN administered moderate sedation
  • Experience as a Charge RN in a related setting
  • Experience as a member of a Shared Governance council or committee

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:  

  • 8 weeks

*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.

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.


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