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Surgical Specialties-Meridian Park

Facility Profile

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.


Site:  Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Unit Name: Surgical Specialties (3A, 3B, 1B)
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
3A: Orthopedic
3B: Orthopedic
1B: General Surgery
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
All 12 hour shifts; 0700-1930; 1900-0730
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  36 (12 per unit)
Average Daily Unit Census:  12 per unit
Average Length of Stay: 3-4 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days - 4; Nights - 2-3
Skill Mix: RN, CHT, Unit Sec 12 hours/ 6 days per week shared between all 4 units. 1 Charge Nurse 24/7
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
Days 4-5:1; Nights 5-7:1; CHT assists entire unit
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Chemotherapy competency for oncology RNs; orthopedic competency for Total Joint program orthopedic nurses