14K is the Blood and Marrow Transplant/Hematologic Malignancies unit at OHSU. We perform over 160 allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants annually. 14K is a 30-bed unit that serves adult patients diagnosed with hematological malignancies including leukemias, lymphomas, Multiple Myeloma, and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. These patients are typically receiving high-dose chemotherapy and biotherapy with or without stem cell transplantation. Patients are typically immunocompromised and may experience severe infections, graft versus host disease, and other severe side effects of chemotherapy. Additionally these patients are facing life-threatening illnesses and often have complex psychosocial needs. The patients on this unit are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team which includes attending physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, pharmacists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, a dietician, a social worker, and a case manager.
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.
- 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, certifications, etc.):
- Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider certification (within approximately 6 months of hire)
- Annual Chemotherapy Administration Practicum
- Annual BMT Infusion Competency
- Annual Chemotherapy Quiz
- Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs independently. Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel.
- Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
- The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation.
- Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel.
- Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment. Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax.
Department Specific Working Conditions:
- The usual nurse to patient ratio is 1:3. There are typically 11 nurses on each 12 hour shift, including the Charge RN.
- Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):
- Prior oncology experience or oncology rotation(s)
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or BMT Certified Nurse (BMTCN)
Orientation period: 8 weeks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.