Cancer Care Unit - Good Samaritan

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 Good Samaritan Medical Center
Unit Name: Cancer Care Unit (6SW)
Placement Coordinator Name & Contact Info Amy Doepken, 503-413-3857
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult medical-surgical cancer patients
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
24/7
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
8 & 12 hour shifts
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  22
Average Daily Unit Census:  13
Average Length of Stay: 4-5 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days 4-5, Nights 4
Mix: Mostly RN (1 CNA each for day and evening shifts)
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
Days 3-4:1; Nights 4-5:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Chemotherapy competency; Port & central line compentency
 Comments:  Students interested in pursuing oncology nursing preferred.