Legacy Health

RN Staff Nurse - Psychiatric Emergency Services

Job Location Unity
Position Status Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID
Work Location : City
Work Location : State/Province
Psychiatric Emergency Services
Avg Hours Per Week
Pay Range
USD $48.28/Hr. - USD $72.12/Hr.
FLSA Status
Shift Differentials
Eves $2.85/hr, Nts $5.95/hr, Wknd $3.00/hr
Critical to Fill
Oregon Nurse Association Unity
Work Days
Variable schedule, with weekends/holidays
Shift Length
Shift Start Time
Shift End Time


Relocation assistance available for nurses new to Legacy.


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.


Unity is founded on a mission of trauma-informed care and destigmatizing behavioral health diagnoses. Unity nurses strive to innovate and elevate behavioral health nursing through holistic treatment of our patients. Unity nurses apply their behavioral health specialty through high-level critical thinking, individualized patient care plans, early interventions, specialized assessments, and de-escalation and motivational interviewing techniques. Unity nurses maintain their physical health skills as part of our holistic treatment including attending to physical health needs such as assessment, wound care, and phlebotomy. We welcome nurses from all backgrounds to join our team who share our values of inclusion, kindness, and excellence and a heart for the behavioral health population!


As Oregon’s first and only Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) we provide emergent care to people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. For our patients, the PES is often the first step to recovery and treatment. Our patients are highly acute and often require varied and intensive interventions to start stabilization. Integral to emergency services with 24/7 nursing, care management, and provider coverage, the nursing work is fast-paced and dynamic. Our nurses thrive in working with our community’s most vulnerable individuals.


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 or degree in progress strongly preferred. BSN may be required for specific assignments; experienced RNs without a BSN may be hired based on clinical experience with approval of the site CNO.



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.



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


Current applicable state RN license required.  AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.


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