RN Staff Nurse - Medical Specialties

  • Legacy Health
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Aug 16, 2019

Job Description

Legacy Health

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

RN Staff Nurse


Job ID: 19-9698
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Nursing & Nursing Support - Acute Care (Med/Surg, Imaging & Rehab Institute of Oregon)
Emanuel Medical Ctr campus


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.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the health of our community and critical to the care of the Northwest.

Medical Specialties (Unit 55) is located on the fifth floor of Emanuel Medical Center. Medical Specialties (Unit 55) has thirty-five private beds. All rooms have capacity for remote telemetry monitoring.

Primary patient population/diagnoses:
1) Cardiac disorders which may or may not require continuous cardiac telemetry monitoring
2) Endocrine disorders
3) End-of-life care
4) Gastrointestinal disorders
5) Pulmonary disorders
6) Neurological disorders including TIA and CVA. Medical Specialties (Unit 55) is the designated acute-care nursing unit to take patients with stroke diagnosis.
7) Patients with psychiatric disorders who also require acute medical intervention
8) Overflow surgical patients (room availability permitting)
9) Overflow trauma patients (room availability permitting)
10) Pain management
11) Skin disorders which may or may not require wound care management


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.



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.


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