This gorgeous facility is the Oregon Health and Science University Medical Center.
No, I didn’t move to Oregon although Portland is beautiful .
They also have fantastic health care facilities.
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All I can say is: Wow!
Let’s look at the details.
Are you a nurse thinking about moving to the Pacific Northwest?
You need to check out the OHSU site.
Are you a nurse and want to check out a premier place to work? Want to see how the places that are “doing” it right are actually doing it?
It is imperative that you check out this site.
I was no stranger to the Oregon Health Sciences University name. It’s an amazing teaching and research facility.
And they believe in the power of nurses.
This particular area of the massive inter-linking site is the go-to place for nurses looking for employment. If you weren’t thinking OHSU, you will be when you are done.
The main page of the site contains the basic information. Location, address and telephone numbers; it also notes that OHSU is looking for critical care nurses at this particular time.
So far, so good.
The meat of the site is found on the sidebars.
To the right are links that will give you information on the nursing philosophy of the facility. Read them!
We’re not talking dry, boring nursing-tome stuff here. OHSU is truly committed to excellent nursing practice. Each link is readable, clear and specific to the topic.
I even found their Nursing Organizational Chart interesting and easy to read. Yes, I am a geek, what can I say?
To the left are links that give a general overview of the nursing departments, units (size and special info) and specialties that are offered to nurses.
Look at this link specifically. There are nursing specialties there I didn’t even know existed. If you are a new nurse, your eyes will bug out. If you are an experienced RN, the selection will make your mouth water. Internships are available!
If you can’t find a niche at OHSU, you probably aren’t a nurse!
Note that OHSU is working on the Magnet Recognition Program. Find out what that entails.
Need an Oregon license? There is a link straight to the Oregon Board of Registered Nursing.
Want to further your degree? You can link right to the nursing school and download the nursing publications.
- This link could be more user friendly.
- There are a lot of requirements listed but I found myself thinking, “Okay, I want to sign up NOW so where would I go.” I found it daunting and I have looked at numerous online BSN programs.
For comparison, the University of Wisconsin BSN/LINC site is much more appealing to those looking for online programs, as is the site for Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey.
I tested the site by looking for an emergency department job. There were no staff nurse positions available, but they are looking for a nursing manager.
As of today, the entire OHSU lists 141 nursing positions that run the gamut of the specialties. That’s not a lot of openings for a teaching facility this size.
You can tell a lot about a facility by the number of nursing positions open, and this is a positive sign to me that there is not a lot of turnover. A stable nursing staff is a good nursing staff.
I notice a lot of nurses needed for the critical care float pool and PACU has a few more openings than other departments. Considering the number of surgeries/procedures performed there, I’m not surprised.
In summation, the site is easy to use, the links are self-explanatory and you can always find “home” base – you won’t get lost on this site.
Good explanation of benefits, but no salary scales are listed. Differentials are listed.
You come out of the experience with the distinct impression that OHSU values their nursing staff and offers an unbelievable amount of support and education for their nurses.
I get the impression nurses are able to give exceptional care through OHSU.