RN, Division Of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine - Section Of Allergy And Immunology, PT, Days

Ohsu Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 days ago

Work Unit Description

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range

  • FTE: 0.5, Part Time

  • Schedule: Variable, Monday Friday, 0730-1730

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

  • Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)

  • Job Type: Union Represented (ONA)

Functions/Duties of Position

PCCM provides expert care for patients with lung diseases in our pulmonary clinics and critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit. In addition to our commitment to outstanding clinical care, we are proud of our extensive research programs, from basic science to clinical trials. Our educational mission includes teaching on many levels, including our two fellowship programs in Pulmonary Critical Care and Critical Care Medicine.

Read more about PCCM on our website: wwww.ohsu.edu/pccm

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

Under the general direction of the clinic director and division manager, the registered nurse will provide quality-nursing care and demonstrate leadership skills. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide patient care; including nursing assessment and education, and to ensure smooth and timely clinical operations, incorporating a service excellence philosophy.

The allergy service provides age-appropriate care to pediatric through adult and geriatric patients, and approximately 50-80 patients are seen per week. The pulmonary service provides age-appropriate care to adult through geriatric patients, and approximately 50-80 patients are seen per week.The clinic is staffed by division faculty, fellows and residents of Oregon Health & Science University.

Duties include:

  • Assists in the coordination of clinical activities, ensuring efficient time management and communication processes. Rooms patients obtaining necessary vital signs, according to OHSU policy standards. Abides by established isolation guidelines to support infection control policy.

  • Provides clinical assessment, patient education, patient rights and documentation standards.

  • Administers and documents oral, inhaled, topical, IM, SQ, and intradermal medications. Reports adverse reactions. Assists with Medication Reconciliation and Management, including Epic documentation.

  • Assists with phone triage and assessment and management of unstable patients. Orders ancillary tests as needed. Performs 6 Minute Walk Test and Spirometry as needed. Assists with oxygen, home health, and pulmonary rehabilitation orders as needed in clinic.

  • Assists clinic manager in monitoring equipment and maintaining compliance. Uses equipment safely as defined in Equipment Competency, including Code Cart, and all relevant equipment in clinic setting.

Job Requirements


  • 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)

  • Three years in an acute setting

  • Data collection requiring substantial scientific knowledge and technical skill. Screening and interpretation of data and formulation of nursing needs assessment. Coordination of patient care.

  • Patient education assessment and delivery.

  • Sterile and non-sterile nursing procedures. Invasive medical surgical procedures as approved by standardized procedures. Initiates and manages IV, blood products, peripheral and central lines as needed. Troubleshooting of lines that require advanced skills and scientific knowledge Administer medications through all routes.

  • Evaluates drug effects, education on medications & screening for contraindications.

  • May take verbal/telephone medication orders.

  • Telephone triage.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pulmonary disease and medication.

  • Experience in pulmonary/allergy clinic.

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred.

  • Three years in an acute setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pulmonary disease and medication.

  • Experience in pulmonary/allergy clinic.


  • Generally 6 weeks, may be extended based on how the nurse is progressing.

Additional Details

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.

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 www.ohsu.edu/commute.

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RN, Division Of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine - Section Of Allergy And Immunology, PT, Days