Medical Specialties - Emanuel

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 System.

Site:  Legacy Emanuel Medical Center 
Unit Name: Medical Specialties (Unit 55)
Placement Coordinator Name & Contact Info: Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231, anwilson@lhs.org
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult Medicine/ Cardiac Telemetry
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
24/7
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  35
Average Daily Unit Census:  33
Average Length of Stay: 3 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days - 8, Nights - 6
Skill Mix: 70% RN,  13% LPN and 17% CNA
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
RN/LPN team - 7 pts on days, 8-9 pts on nights; 2 RNs share a CNA & each RN has 4-5 pts on days & 5-6 pts on nights; individual RN assignments have 3-4 pts on days & 4-5 pts on nights
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Basic EKG interpretation
Comments: ACLS encouraged