Short Stay 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: Short Stay Unit (SSU)
Placement coordinator:
Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231, anwilson@lhs.org
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Outpatients, AM admits, and Extended Stay patients
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
M-F, 0600-2300 (excluding holidays)
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  34
Average Daily Unit Census:  30
Average Length of Stay: 1.8 hours
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Minimum 2 RNs; average 12
Mix: RNs, and 1 unit secretary from 0530-1400 
Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment: 4-5 patients per RN
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: IV skills