Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport (PANDA), Resource

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
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Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
ONA union represented
Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport (PANDA)
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

PANDA’s scope of care includes patients ranging from premature newborns to pediatric patients up to the age of 18. PANDA is a specialty transport service for inter-facility transports.  PANDA does not respond to scene calls. Patients over 18 are considered on a case by case basis and can only be transported to a pediatric unit. PANDA is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS).


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

  • 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 applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • 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)


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

  • 3 years Pediatric Intensive Care and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Experience required.
  • 5 years Pediatric Intensive Care and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Experience preferred.
  • For Resource Position: 3 years minimum experience on a neonatal/pediatric transport team, experience must have been within 1 year of application date.

Due to the independent nature of transport, it will not be infrequent that the PANDA RN and RT will run a code or a neonatal resuscitation without the in-person support of a Physician, therefore it is essential that there is context in which to put the education received in Advanced Life Support or Resuscitation course. Therefore, PANDA team expectations for having these certifications is different than the current OHSU process.

  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum: Within 1 year of hire for new transport personnel; at time of hire for those currently on a transport team.
  • Must pass pre-hire physical capacity testing.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:   

  • New Grads:  Are not considered for PANDA.
  • Transport Specialty Experience: 3 months or less, dependent upon the number and type of transports experienced during this period, adherence to standards during these transports and approval from the PANDA RN or RT Lead, preceptor and manager.
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 6 months or less dependent upon the number and type of transports experienced during this period, adherence to standards during these transports and approval from the PANDA RN or RT Lead, preceptor and manager.

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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