The Emergency Observation Unit consists of 16 beds (8 on 5B, and 8 on 6B).
The Observation Unit is dedicated to efficient care of patients from the Emergency Department who do not meet inpatient admission status but are not immediately appropriate to send home. Patients are seen 24 hours a day by an advanced practice provider in conjunction with the Emergency Medicine Attending Physician.
The Observation CNAs work as part of an interdisciplinary care team to provide individualized family-centered care for adult patients determined to need ongoing monitoring and care under the observation patient classification (24-48 hours).
OHSU cares for patients of varying acuity in the Observation unit. A successful candidate will be able to practice independently and will engage in effective teamwork. Observation CNAs understand the importance of their role within the team and work to provide effective and efficient care to the patients we serve.
Common patient presentations in the Observation Unit include:
Resolved chest pain with unknown etiology
Observation post-traumatic injury
Abscess requiring IV antibiotics
Patients with resolved TIA symptoms
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current Oregon State Board of Nursing-Nursing Assistant II Certification at time of hire
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)
Ability to work collaboratively in a team, and work in situations with multiple demands and priorities.
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively
Basic Math Skills
Ability to assist patients and staff in transferring and lifting patients.
Basic Medical Terminology knowledge
During orientation precepted shifts will vary based on preceptor andteam schedules and could be any day Monday through Sunday 07-1930, or 1900-0730.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
A minimum of one year of recent experience as a CNAin an acute care setting such as the Emergency Department, Medical Surgical Unit, or ICU
Some College Education
Experience in documentation in an Electronic Medical Record.
Experience in an Observation unit or short stay setting
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