RN, Sedation, PT, Days
 Portland, OR

Function/Duties of Position

Pediatric Sedation Service provides pediatric patient and family-centered deep and moderate sedation for procedures, imaging or other services. Staff works in close partnership with pediatric anesthesiologists during deep sedations, and work independently for moderate sedations. In our fast-paced setting, we foster professional role and relationship competence. We strive for excellence in interdepartmental partnerships. Flexibility, rapid assessments and interventions for quick case turnovers are key. Positive family engagement with skills in distraction techniques, and holding for positioning and comfort are emphasized.

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, practitioner, 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 Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture

Required Qualifications

  • 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, BSN preferred
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application
  • PALS certification
  • 2 years Pediatric Sedation, Pediatric Intensive Care and/or Pediatric Phase I recovery experience from a tertiary hospital setting
  • Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
  • Prolonged periods of walking and standing
  • Pushing carts, beds, stretchers to multiple campus locations
  • OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities
  • This position requires frequent intervals of walking significant cumulative distances (ie. escorting patients to rooms, transporting specimens/supplies to other buildings, etc.) standing for long periods of time, and bending
  • Ability to lift or help position (using correctly learned body mechanics) patients weighing up to but not limited to > 200 lbs with or without assistance
  • Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment
  • Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
  • Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


  • Specialty Experience: 4-6 weeks (Variable)
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 6 -8 weeks (Variable)
  • Resource: 4-6 weeks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in a language other than English, most needed is Spanish

All are welcome

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.