Oregon Health & Science University

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Medical Assistant/LPN
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Salary Range
$24.12 - $30.50 per hour
8am-5pm, varies
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

OHSU Dermatology is located in the Center for Health & Healing on the South Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. The Department of Dermatology is dedicated to providing our patients the best and most innovative dermatologic care for the broad range of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane disorders. The department recognized the need for balance in applying core values to everything we do. We value the balance of: individual autonomy with the wisdom of the group, mastery of current knowledge with continuous exploration and improvement, optimism with pragmatism, fun with accountability, integrity with tactful honesty, and quality and excellence with efficiency. 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.

Function/Duties of Position

The LPN works to facilitate patient flow through the Dermatology Department and ensure an accurate and complete medical record for each patient.  The LPN assists the medical provider by accompanying them during the medical history-taking and exam, recording details of both into the medical record, and coordinating departmental resources regarding tests, orders, radiology and results.

Under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Medical Professional or M.D., and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, the LPN provides basic care as a member of the patient care team.  Patient care activities are related to rooming, measuring, recording, and reporting patient information and performing simple treatments and procedures.  The LPN recognizes and addresses age-appropriate needs when caring for patients.  In addition, the LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition including cleaning and stocking rooms.  Participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives. Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics.

This position provides care to a population with predictable dermatologic needs.  As a member of the health care team, assists providers in caring for patients with acute and chronic dermatologic conditions and provides this care consistent with the OHSU and departmental policies and procedures.

This position performs in a manner, which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of each patient, promotes positive health habits through appearance and attitude.  Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures of both OHSU hospital and clinics and the Department of Dermatology, models ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance and personal integrity.

Required Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Oregon Practical Nurse License at the time of appointment.
  • BLS at time of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum 2 years LPN experience in Ambulatory care, one year experience in Dermatology
  • Proficiency with local anesthesia, wound care, dressing changes

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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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