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RN Staff Nurse - Neuro Trauma ICU

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Company: JobTarget Profession/Specialty: RN Location: Portland, Oregon 97209
Job Description
Requisition ID:

Job Location: Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
Department: Neuro Trauma ICU
Position Status: Regular Full-Time
Avg Hrs/Wk: 36
FTE: 0.90
Pay Range: USD $38.58/Hr. - USD $56.12/Hr.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-union
Work_Days: Variable schedule with weekends
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12
Shift Start Time: 7:00 PM
Shift End Time: 7:30 AM


The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Responsible for patient care within an assigned department/unit and participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of the clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse. The RN Staff Nurse assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Legacy Health System including those for patient assessment and transfer.

Our nationally recognized Level One Trauma Critical Care unit, remodeled in 2013, is a 24-bed unit that provides state-of-the-art care and achieves some of the highest success rates for ICUs in the United States.

This unit provides critical care to adolescent and adult patients who are at high risk of developing life threatening complications as a result of multiple trauma, neuro trauma, cardiovascular surgery, complex general surgery, neurosurgery, and/or complicated medical processes. The team practices leading edge neuro science care with the use of advanced technology cerebral multi-modal monitoring including cerebral microdialysis, cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygen monitoring.

  • Our highly skilled and professional team of critical care nurses works in a collaborative practice environment with a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and with a "can do, will do and does" attitude.
  • Available are an advanced pulmonary failure and adult ECMO program, and nurses working in this environment have opportunities for advanced training in Trauma Resuscitation, ECMO, advanced neuro monitoring, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. This department is regularly involved in multiple research studies.


Nursing Standards of Performance - The Essence of Nursing at Legacy Health

(Considered during hiring process. Assessed at the conclusion of the orientation period and as needed thereafter.)

Care of Patients
Performs and documents bio-psychosocial assessments according to patient age and condition.
Formulates and implements a plan of care for each patient which includes interventions, evaluation of response to interventions and documentation as appropriate to condition and age.
Plans and coordinates nursing care and clinical decisions using the best available evidence.

Patient Safety
Promotes safe practice as it relates to patient care.
Recognizes, intervenes, and reports patient safety issues/risks.
Prevents transmission of communicable diseases in the healthcare setting.
Complies with all laws, regulations, scope of practice guidelines, and Legacy standards in providing patient care.

Patient Rights
Interactions with every individual demonstrate consideration, dignity, respect, and with cultural sensitivity.
Communicates and obtains information while respecting the rights of privacy and confidentiality of information.

Family Centered Care
Includes family and family dynamics in care planning and cultural competency.

Patient Education
Identifies patient/client education needs, assesses learning readiness and barriers to learning, creates/obtains, appropriate educational materials, teaches patient/client and evaluates effectiveness of education.

Critical Thinking
Ability to adapt existing knowledge to new situations.
Demonstrates the appropriate use of resources to gain information.
Takes the initiative to identify and solve problems.
Demonstrates a disciplined, intellectual process of applying skillful reasoning as a guide to belief or action.
Demonstrates the ability to think in a systematic and logical manner with openness to question and reflect on the reasoning process used to ensure safe nursing practice and quality care.

Interpersonal Communication
Communicates with effectiveness and integrity, seeking solutions and desirable outcomes, builds collaborative relationships and consensus.
Exhibits professionalism, ethical practice, and customer-focused attention in all interactions and with all individuals irrespective of profession, cultural differences, economic status and/or personal convictions.
Demonstrates understanding of how own behavior affects others using effective communication skills to produce positive outcomes.

Information Management
Demonstrates proficiency in using computerized tools to communicate patient status, needs, responses to interventions/treatments and outcomes in a timely, appropriate manner.

Professional Development
Has a plan for professional development.
Demonstrates accountability for completion of required education and competencies and maintenance of licensure and certifications.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports Legacy Health departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.



As required by licensure. BSN preferred.


One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized.

ICU experienced required. This position is not currently accepting transition RN's at this time.


Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

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