Ensures the delivery of quality nursing across multiple acute
care units, including those who require cardiac monitoring, in
accordance with age related and individual needs, physician's
orders, hospital policy, standards of care and nursing practice.
This care may be provided to patients located in Medical-Surgical
areas, Progressive Care, Emergency Department or patients in other
areas who require this level of nursing care. Responsible for
assessing the needs of patients, planning nursing care to meet
those needs, and ensuring that the plan of care is carried out and
documented according to the principles defined in the nursing
process. Actively supports the implementation of the Clinical
Resource Department goals to improve patient care. Must have
experience in at least two clinical areas, for example:
Medical-Surgical and Progressive Care. The skill set and
competencies will be specified when the job is posted. Expectations
of additional areas of assignment will be considered as needed by
Assignments will be made by the Nursing Supervisor on a
shift-by-shift basis. This nurse may be assigned to patient care on
a nursing unit or may be assigned to float to multiple units to
meet the admission, discharge or emerging patient care needs which
include rest break and meal period relief.
Performed majority of the time -- please start with the
responsibilities that are the most time consuming:
- Performs and documents assessment and data collection in an
ongoing and systematic manner using hospital, medical/surgical,
emergency, and telemetry departmental formats.
- Calculates IV drip rates accurately.
- Obtains arterial blood gases via arterial stick or arterial
line, following established procedure.
- Sets up for and assists with arterial line insertion.
- Completes moderate sedation testing and competency
- Assists physicians with various bedside procedures requiring
- Performs other technical skills as determined by Nursing Unit
- Informs/teaches patient, family, and significant others what to
expect of a procedure and secures consent.
Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of
- Participates in continuing education programs.
- Identifies potential staffing problems associated with
patient's changing needs and notifies nurse manager to facilitate
continuity of patient care.
Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited
to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):
- Impact limited to the employee.
- Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing. Current RN employees
as of 1/27/2020 will be grandfathered back to the previous
education requirement at their time of original hire.
- One (1) year experience required in each of the defined
departments of specialty (total of two (2) years' experience
overall) determined by Resource Unit at time of posting to ensure
appropriate skill mix to support the needs of the hospital and
patient safety (the two areas will be identified on every job
posting). For this position, 1 year in Med/Surg and another year in
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
- Current licensure as registered nurse by the Oregon State Board
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.
- American Heart Association ACLS.
Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Demonstrates competencies in general adult and geriatric
- Current peripheral IV start skills required.
- Demonstrates a knowledge of critical assessment skills
- Utilizes a problem solving process to make decisions related to
patient care and unit activity
- Uses effective written and verbal communication skills
- Functions well as part of a team.
- Demonstrates ability to maintain airway using effective
endotracheal suctioning and tracheal suctioning.
- Demonstrates proper airway maintenance with nasal, oral and
bag-valve mask techniques.
- Competent with order entry and verification of orders as
transcribed by Unit Secretaries.
- Performs or appropriately delegates all independent functions
as defined in the Oregon Nurse Practice Act.
- Uses cost-effective measures in the delivery of patient
OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality
Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part
of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place
We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named
Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro
home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to
treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth.
A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of
Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health
care to patients.
As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our
name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our
expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living
in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to
primary and specialty care.
Additional Posting Information
Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment
opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring,
promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and
compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship,
veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability,
or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.
We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application
of this policy in our daily business conduct.