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Posted: November 06, 2023
Salary:US$45.00 - US$55.00 per hour + PTO, Medical, Dental, and Vision
Location:Happy Valley
Job type: Permanent
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Address: 9200 SE 91st Ave Ste 100, Portland, Happy Valley, OR 97086 Portland Oregon 97086

Job Summary

Who we are:

East Portland Surgery Center is one of Portland's leading multi-specialty surgery centers, performing cases in the specialties of pain management, GI, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT & Spine. We are seeking a Full Time (FT) Operating Room (OR) Nurse to join our Team.

What We Value:

  • Authentic, warm interactions with our Patients, Physicians & Team
  • Service consistently delivered with integrity and a smile
  • Team members who prefer an integrative work environment
  • Open, solution-based communication
  • A growth mindset that sees challenge as opportunity
  • Mentorship & skill building

A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Contribute by maintaining organization & flexibility
  • Deliver professional and friendly interactions to Patients, Physicians & Team
  • Provide exceptional customer service to our Patients
  • Value that their presence is required for personal and overall Team success
  • Believe in the Values our Company works towards daily
  • Appreciate a company that shares in creating and benefiting from its success

Responsibilities and Duties

What We Need:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (associates or bachelor's degree)
  • Minimum of three (3) years previous OR experience
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of four (4) years total RN experience
  • Current Oregon License as a Registered Nurse
  • Current BLS - ACLS & PALS preferred, and required within 6 months of hire
  • CNOR preferred
  • Possess the ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with patients, families, physicians, and employees
  • Knowledgeable of hospital/ASC policies and procedures specific to the operating room
  • Clinically proficient in operating room nursing skills, having worked in a variety of specialties
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the development needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient

Job Duties & Functions:

  • Develop an individualized perioperative plan of care
  • Implement patient plan of care using the following interventions:
    • Protect patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, laser, positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects
    • Perform count procedures to protect patient from unintended retained foreign objects
    • Perform interventions necessary to ensure patient's procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level
    • Manage patient's specimen(s) in the appropriate manner
    • Communicate patient's current status throughout the continuum of care
    • Administer medication(s) appropriately
    • Perform interventions to maintain patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels
    • Perform interventions to maintain the status of the patient's genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels
    • Perform interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period
    • Perform interventions to protect patient from infection
  • Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes
  • Transfer care as appropriate
  • Uses nursing judgment in decision-making
  • Maintains or acquires skills on equipment necessary to complete required responsibilities
  • Documents all records according to established policies and procedures
  • Assists with reviewing and updating policies and procedures
  • Performs effectively in stressful situations to fulfill position responsibilities
  • Performs additional duties as needed by the department
  • Actively participates in appropriate committee and CQI activities
  • Informs Clinical Manager(s) of applicable day-to-day situations

Qualifications and Skills

Essential Requirements:

  • Assists physicians in the performance of surgical procedures
  • Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures
  • Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions with Patients, Physicians & fellow Team members
  • Efficient use of resources
  • Willingness to maintain a clean, organized environment
  • Ability to work alone (be self-directed, complete tasks as assigned, physically assist customers and problem-solve)
  • Must be a team player!
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable means of transportation


  • A great place to work!
  • Full insurance plan (medical, dental, vision, life, long- & short-term disability, etc.); 401k; Time off = 7 paid holidays per year + 2 personal days + 1 week city sick leave (CSL) + generous PTO plan
  • Schedule: Mon.-Fri. - no nights, no weekends, no holidays - flexible scheduling
  • Great Location: East Portland, just off I-205 at Johnson Creek

Selling Points:

USPI one of the top ACS branches
A great place to work- grow your career long term.
Full insurance plan (medical, dental, vision, life, long- & short-term disability, etc.); 401k; Time off = 7 paid holidays per year + 2 personal days + 1 week city sick leave (CSL) + generous PTO plan
Schedule: Mon.-Fri. - no nights, no weekends, no holidays - flexible scheduling
Great Location: East Portland, just off I-205 at Johnson Creek
3-5 Must Have Skills/Qualifications
2 Years (ideal) open to seeing 1 year as well.
CNOR preferred- Needs to be in OR
Current BLS - ACLS & PALS
Plastic and/or Ortho experience

Nice to Have Skills:
Main OR experience in ACS setting
Soft Skill/Attribute Requirements
Takes initiative
Works well independently and in team setting
Works well in fast pace environment
Flexible schedule

Interview Availability:
24 hour scheduled

Commitment to 24-48 hours sub/interview follow up

M-F start 6:30 end latest 4:30 ( depends on the last surgery of the day, latest typically scheduled around 4:30)