Licensed Practical Nurse

Ohsu Portland , OR 97228

Posted Yesterday

Work Unit Description

OHSU Dermatology is located in the Center for Healthand 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 recognizes 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.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range

  • FTE:1.0, Full Time

  • Schedule:Mondaythrough Friday, 8:00amto 4:30pm (varies)

  • Salary Range: $20.00to $23.51

  • Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront)

  • Job Type:Union Represented (AFSCME)

Functions/Duties of Position

The Licensed Practical Nurse (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 MD, 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. The LPN participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives. The LPN 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, the LPN 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.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Oregon Practical Nurse License at the time of appointment

  • Valid BCLS certificate at the time of appointment

  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to human tissue, fluids, and radiation

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle a high volume of interactions (phones, patients, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate clearly with proper grammar and spelling, follow oral and written instructions, andnavigate diverse patient/family interactions

  • Ability to recognize and communicate problems promptly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 2 years of LPN experience in Ambulatory care

  • 1yearofexperience in Dermatology

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency

  • Proficiency with local anesthesia, wound care, dressing changes

Additional DetailsOregon 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

Getting to Work:

Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at

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