14A General Surgery unit at OHSU is an acute care unit specializing in major abdominal surgery including but not limited to; colorectal, gastric by-pass, major hernia repairs, Nissens, fistula repairs and fistula management. The patient population ranges from 18 years of age to the elderly. The patients on 14A are generally moderately unstable and require medical and nursing interventions including; intravenous fluids, tube feedings, symptom management including chronic and acute pain, advanced wound management, respiratory care, antibiotics, remote telemetry, prepping for procedures, and behavioral and/or crisis management. The registered nurses who work on 14A also have extensive knowledge in wound management including fistulas and wound vacs. We are the designated acute care unit for Weight Loss Surgery patients. 14A is part of the continuum of care for the Surgical Weight Reduction Center at OHSU which is the premier bariatric surgery center for the treatment of obesity in Portland, Oregon.
The Certified Nursing Assistant is part of the multi disciplinary team providing care to OHSU patients. The Certified Nursing Assistant provides direct or general nursing care to patients from admission through discharge under the direction of a licensed Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. They assist the patients, patients families and friends, nursing staff, and other OHSU personnel to assure the delivery of comprehensive quality care in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.
High school diploma or equivalent
Current unencumbered Oregon State CNA license with CNA 2 (Acute Care) Certification
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)
Basic math skills
Basic medical terminology
Ability to read, write and communicate appropriately and effectively
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
One year in acute or long term care OR two years in a patient contact position at OHSU
Previous hospital experience
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As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm