Doernbecher Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (DCH ED) is a 10-bed unit located on the main OHSU Campus on Marquam Hill. Nurses in the DCH ED work collaboratively with multidisciplinary care team members to provide patient and family centered care.
Our dynamic team is engaged in their practice and in creating positive outcomes for the children we serve. We provide specialty care to patients with unique conditions and needs, which makes this the ideal place for a nurse who wants to utilize critical thinking skills. Nurses benefit from a learning environment, a supportive leadership team, and excellent relationships with physician partners.
In the DCH Emergency Department, we provide the latest evidence-based care and have a reputation for effective teamwork. Emergency nurses understand the importance of their independent scope of practice and engage in dependent scope of practice decision making with the team. Emergency nurses also provide patient and family-centered care for the full spectrum of illnesses.
The Pediatric Emergency Department provides a multidisciplinary service for pediatric and young adult patients ages birth through 19 years, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Care in the Pediatric ED encompasses Full Trauma entries, acute care for medical and behavioral illness and injuries. In addition, the Pediatric ED provides Observation Care for patients under age 15 requiring anticipated admissions <24 hours.
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