RN Staff Nurse - Emergency

Portland, Oregon
Emergency Department
Contract Type
Full Time

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. 

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center, comprehensive Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center and home of the Oregon Burn Center.The 29-bed unit Adult Emergency room, remodeled in January 2014, is open 24 hours/day with board certified physicians and serves 44,000 patients annually. The Ambulatory Care Unit sees patients with minor illnesses and injuries from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The entire Emergency staff is trauma-ready trained, with a subset of nurses trained as Trauma Resuscitation Nurses. Opened in December 2013, an additional 10 bed Clinical Decision Unit cares for patients in observation status for ongoing short-term treatment and assessment. Common reasons for placement will include not responding adequately to medications, chest pain complaint where MI cannot be ruled out, and other conditions.


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 or degree in progress strongly preferred. BSN may be required for specific assignments; experienced RNs without a BSN may be hired based on clinical experience with approval of the site CNO.


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.

Emergency RN experience preferred.


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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Current applicable state RN license required. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.


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