Dear Student and Faculty, February 2009
Welcome to Providence Portland Medical Center. We hope you will have an exciting and
challenging experience. Listed is some helpful information to make your rotation with PPMC
more successful. If you have additional questions please contact Joyce Farish RN, MN
Nursing Education Coordinator PPMC at 503-215-6226 or Joyce.Farish@providence.org
All students and instructors are to park in the 47th Ave. Parking Garage. Parking is available
on levels A,B,C,D,E and half of F in non patient/ visitor designated areas. The entrance is off
NE 47th Ave.
Students scheduled to be on PPMC campus from 3pm on may park in the Gilson Street
Parking Garage in non patient/visitor designated areas.
Students are to place a 3X5 Card on dash with STUDENT on it. This will alert
security of the student status and will not ticket the individual.
All of you have been informed of the current HIPAA requirements. To ensure patient
information remains confidential copying any part of the medical record is not allowed. If
you need information please review the chart and take notes without any personal identifiers,
e.g. initials, medical record numbers, names.
COMPUTER ACCESS CODES:
As students you will need to have access to our computer system for charting, pyxis access
and information. Two weeks prior to the start of your clinical rotation this information should
be sent to your faculty instructor who will forward the request to our office. The instructor is
responsible for teaching the student how to use the system. Please contact the
Administrative Assistant in Nursing Education at PPMC (503-215-6563 or
If your computer access codes do not function please contact the PHS IS Help Desk
At 216-2800. Do not contact the Nursing Education Office.
Professional dress is required when students or faculty are on the PPMC campus. During the
clinical days student uniforms with ID badges visible must be worn. When on campus at
other times the dress is to be professional and ID badges must be worn. (No shorts, jeans,
logo T-shirts.) White lab coats over civilian clothes is acceptable.
Refrain from using any perfume, cologne or aftershave as many patients cannot
tolerate or are allergic to strong scents.
Men should have beards or mustaches trimmed and groomed or clean shaven.
No artificial nails are to be worn at any time.
Facial piercing except for 2 earrings must be removed. Tattoos are to be covered.
Students and Instructors must wear their school picture ID badges at all times while on PPMC
campus. A PPMC ID badge will be also be required which will activate the
Glucometer. The badges can be obtained by the instructor from the Security Office on the
first floor. Badges can be obtained from Security Tuesday 0700-1000 & 1300 – 1530. Please
allow 5 business days to process the ID badges.
When the rotation is completed the PPMC badges must be returned to Security on the last
day of the clinical rotation.
ID badges applications must be obtained from the Nursing Education Office.
Cell Phones are a disruptive to patient care and should be turned off while on the unit.
PERSONAL ITEMS & VALUABLES
Secure all valuables in locked areas. Do not leave backpacks, purses, wallets etc. unsecured.
The nurse lounges and classes rooms are not considered secure. Contact the charge nurse
to locate a secure area for your belongings.
IF INJURED AT PPMC:
If you are injured during your official clinical rotation at PPMC and need immediate assistance
the hospital may provide the necessary emergency care or first aid. Cost of care and follow
up care will be the responsibility of the student. If you are injured contact your instructor
immediately and inform your student health facility of this injury. It is recommended
students carry proof of health insurance coverage while on site.
*New Instructors must orient to each unit where students will be assigned for a
minimum of 4 hours, preferably for one full 8 hour shift
*New Instructors should attend the Computer orientation at PPMC.
*It is the Instructors responsibility to orient the student to the computer
Proof of current Oregon RN License and BLS Certification
Completion of Faculty Passport: Carry passport when onsite.
School ID badge to be worn at all times as well as a PPMC Photo ID badge
Contact phone number(s)
List of students and contact numbers to the assigned units
Provide student computer access information to Education Administrative Assistant at least 2
weeks prior to arrival at PPMC
Student Requirements: Carry Student Passports when on site
Proof of current BLS certification
School photo ID badge to be worn at all times plus a PPMC ID badge (obtain from Security)
Contact phone number to unit
Completion of HIPAA/ confidentiality training
Information to instructor to obtain computer access codes prior to school starting
Completion of emergency and safety education (Environment of Care)
Completion of immunizations
Completion of drug screening and criminal background check/ PHS standards
GENERAL HOSPITAL INFORMATION:
PPMC is a large acute care hospital and part of the Providence Health System serving NE
Portland. The campus is located at 4805 NE Glisan St. Portland, Or. 97213.
Unit Description Manager Educator
2G: Cardiology Telemetry Kathleen Bell Zoe Anastas
215-5210 215-6213 215-6276
2K ICVR (Invasive cardio- Kathleen Bell Zoe Anastas
vascular recovery) 215-6213 215-6276
2R:Respirtory Telemetry Leslye Heironimus Karen Sloan
215-5250 215-6078 215-6276
CICU: Coronary Intensive Marcus Elliott Shari Holland
Care 215-5505 215-6393 215-5814
ICU: Intensive Care Unit Carrie Baffaro Jennifer Eddy
215-5420 215-5068 215-5420
4G: General Surgical unit Judy Prins Contact manager
3K: Family Maternity Center Jane Wilson Julie Hannah
8N: Orthopedics Terri Castellano Assoc NM Bobbi Solarski
215-5410 (new tower) 215-6225 (NM Lauren Bridge) 215-5410
4R: Uro/ENT/Gyn/Peds Suzanne Frank
4K: Acute Rehab Kris Kalman-Yearout Gary Miller
8S: Neuro/ Medical/ Surgical/ Lauren Bridge Bobbi Solarski
Telemetry (DEU-new tower U 215-6225 215-5410
of P) 215-7883
5G: Diabetes, Renal/ Diane Goodmanson Cecelia Frey
telemetry (DEU U of P) 215-6302 215-6427
5R: Medical Diane Goodmanson Cecelia Frey
215-5550 215-6302 215-6427
7N: Medical Oncology Lee Martin Lindi Goins
215-5300 215-1730 (interim)
7S: Surgical Oncology Lee Martin Lindi Goins
215-8700 215-1730 (interim)
Surgical Services Jane Carpenter Pam Massey
215-6190 215-6263 215-6508
Emergency Department Julie Florea Kristin Shaffer
215-5016 215-6252 216-2417
Unit Description Manager Educator
5L:Adult Mental Health Walter Lander Contact the
6L: Child/Adolescent Mental Walter Lander Contact the
Health 215-6878 manager
Chemical Dependency Kathy Gibson-Hoyt Contact the
Stabilization Unit 215-1517 manager
KDU Lori Gaston Contact manager
Float Pool / IV team Penny Daugherty Contact manager
Nursing Education Joyce Farish
215-6563 (M.Gilson A.A.) 215-6226
Nursing Administration Ivy Holt
215-6599 (Susan Daniels AA 215-6041
Nursing Informatics Ivy Holt Colleen Burch
Conference Room Scheduling Suzie Bickel Food Service 215-6064
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