RN Staff Nurse - Surgical Orthopedic Telemetry

Portland, Oregon
Med / Surg, Orthopedics, Telemetry
Contract Type
Part 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. Emanuel Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and serves the needs of both adult hospital population as well as Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

Surgical Orthopedic Telemetry (Unit 43) is located on the fourth floor of Emanuel Medical Center. Number of beds: Surgical Orthopedic Telemetry (Unit 43) has 11 private beds. All rooms have capacity for remote telemetry monitoring.

Primary patient population/diagnoses:1) Total joint surgical patients2) General orthopedics3) Vascular surgery4) Neurosurgery5) Head and neck surgery6) General surgery7) Medical overflow8) Trauma services overflow


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.

Prior Charge RN experience preferred for this position and/or meet the criteria to perform in the capacity as a Relief Charge RN. 



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. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized.

Prior Charge RN experience preferred for this position and/or meet the criteria to perform in the capacity as a Relief Charge RN. 


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. #lh

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