Spotlight Interview: Oregon Health & Science University
- Volume 20 - Issue 3 - March 2012
- Posted on: 3/2/12
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Our hospital rests atop Marquam Hill in Portland, which is one of the highest elevations in the city limits. We have a tram that runs from the South Waterfront Campus to the Marquam Hill campus, and from this tram one can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt Adams, and Mt. Jefferson on a clear day. It is a beautiful view overlooking all of Portland, and has become a tourist attraction as well as a mode of transportation. Portland prides itself on being a bike-friendly city, and also has an incredible public transportation system that has served as a national model. Portland is home to outdoor enthusiasts, and our staff definitely supports that reputation. Many of our staff members are avid cyclists, marathon runners and mountain climbers. Portland also has a reputation for its food carts and local microbrew culture.
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) has added two questions to our spotlight:
Do you require your clinical staff members to take the registry exam for Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)?
The registry exam for Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist is not currently required by our administration, and there is no incentive being offered in regards to passing the exam. However, we are currently re-evaluating potential incentives in regards to passing the registry exam for the RCIS.
Are your clinical and/or managerial team members involved with any professional organizations that support the invasive cardiology service line, such as the SICP, ACVP, or regional organizations?
We do have staff who are members of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Constance Jones can be contacted at email@example.com.