Are you a fit?

Essential qualities of good nurses, include: communication skills, empathy & compassion, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, integrity and advocacy, and a willingness to learn. A registered nurse (RN) can work in nearly any healthcare setting. In the outpatient clinic setting and in long-term care settings, registered nurses are often in leadership roles; their scope is broader than that of licensed practical nurses and medical assistants they may work with. An RN license can be earned in as few as two years (without prior college) or 1 year (in an accelerated program after a Bachelor’s Degree). A BSN is an RN with a 4-year nursing degree; a BSN is required to work in most hospital settings.


This is typical for a registered nurse in an outpatient clinic setting :

Job Summary: Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices.  Triages/assesses symptomatic callers and/or walk-ins, aides  in procedures, provides telephone advice, performs wound care, administers medications, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  1. Possession of a current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nursing License.
  2. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  3. Knowledge of principles/skills needed to provide nursing assessment, intervention, and treatment.
  4. Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures.
  5. Knowledge of medication indications for use and their effects on patients.
  6. Knowledge of patient education principles to assist patients in caring for themselves.
  7. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  8. Skill in administering a variety of treatments and medications as directed.
  9. Skill in using various types of equipment for examination and treatment procedures.
  10. Skill in taking vital signs. Skill in updating and maintaining patient records.
  11. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
  12. Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  13. Ability to recognize problems and recommend solutions. Ability to problem-solve and make sound judgments.
  14. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  15. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  16. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to read, understand, and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
  17. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing assignments and work pace.
  18. Ability to utilize computer programs expected for patient care and access patient information from the internet, and the ability to type at least 30 wpm.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Prior experience working in an ambulatory care setting.
  2. Proficient IV skills.
  3. Current CPR certification.
Lhp 2309

Pay Ranges

Base Hourly: $37 per hour
Annual: $77000 – $96000

Education & Experience

Est. Education Duration: 2 years
Est. Experience Required: 2 years

Educational Opportunities