RN Staff Nurse - Psychiatric Emergency Services

Legacy Health in Portland, OR

  • Industry: Healthcare - Nursing - Others
  • Type: Part Time
position filled
RN Staff Nurse - Psychiatric Emergency Services


Job ID: 19-9755
Type: Part Time - Benefitted


The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Psychiatric ED

The Psychiatric Emergency Services cares for 50-60 patients a day within Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Receives all patients including those in acute behavioral distress, walk-ins, ambulance/police transport, voluntary and involuntary.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health is a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We provide immediate psychiatric care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a mental health crisis.


Responsible for patient care within an assigned department/unit and participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of the clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse. The RN Staff Nurse assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Legacy Health System including those for patient assessment and transfer.



As required by licensure. BSN preferred.


One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized.

Experience in behavioral health and emergency services preferred.

Hire on bonus and relocation assistance provided for RN's with one year of behavioral health experience.


Demonstrated ability of positive interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians and the community. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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