Clinical Nursing Supervisor

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Oregon Health 7 Science University Portland, OR

Portland, OR
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The OHSU Department of Dermatology in Portland, Oregon is dedicated to providing our patients the best and most innovative care. Our dermatologists treat a broad range of skin, hair, nail and mucous membrane disorders.

Since the founding of the medical school in 1887, dermatology has been a part of the curriculum. In 1922, dermatology was formally recognized and by 1929 Lyle B. Kingery, M.D., took on the leadership of the division. From that time to now, the contributions of the department to the Pacific Northwest and to dermatology overall have been extensive. Our esteemed faculty and staff provide exceptional care to patients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond and have contributed important advances to the understanding and treatment of many dermatologic diseases. Our hope is that our work makes a difference in your life.

In addition, our highly successful dermatology training program has trained nearly 200 dermatologists and is currently training many residents, fellows and students. Patient interaction with them is an important part of their education.

As the only academic research university and dermatology teaching center in Oregon, we provide an important resource for the Pacific Northwest - that of referral center. Not only do we provide patients outstanding every-day dermatologic care, but we provide our expertise for patients with complex illnesses, difficult to diagnose conditions, or those experiencing treatment issues; our doctors act as consultants to other health-care providers who wish to gain another opinion on diagnoses or management

The OHSU Department of Dermatology announces an exciting opportunity to work as the Clinical Nursing Manager for Medical Dermatology. This dynamic position provides supervision to 15-17 clinical support staff (LPN/MA) in a busy dermatologic clinic setting and is responsible for all day to day clinical operations within this unit. This position works closely with the Practice Manager and faculty while organizing clinical activities in Medical Dermatology.

Duties include leadership through planning and implementation of projects/initiatives , organizing staff and assigning duties, staff management and training, monitoring compliance with policies and procedures, and maintaining our high standard of patient care and support.

The Clinical Nursing Manager will also provide patient care and support to patients on Medical Dermatology Clinic. Patient care activities in the Medical Dermatology Clinic include but are not limited to rooming, measuring, recording, and reporting patient information, assisting in procedures, and performing treatments and procedures as allowed by licensure and Scope of Practice. In addition, the Clinical Nursing Manager assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition including cleaning and stocking rooms, direction and supervision of support staff, review of staff competencies and staff adherence to individual scope of practice. Candidate will participate and design ongoing professional development and competency assessment for support staff and participate in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives

Required Qualifications:

* State of Oregon Registered Nurse License.
* Two years of ambulatory experience in a high volume practice.
* One year of experience functioning in a lead nurse capacity in outpatient setting.
* Knowledge and background to effectively participate in pre-operative consultation and coordination of care in the multi disciplinary setting.
* Proficient with local anesthesia, electro-cautery, intra operative wound management, and post-operative wound care.
* History of demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication.
* ACLS and BCLS certification.