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TriMet and C-TRAN 2014-15 Transit Passes

trimetBeginning Aug. 18, TriMet and C-TRAN passes will be available for the 2014-15 transit year at various distributions sites on Marquam Hill and off-hill locations. Take a look at the calendar below for a time and place that works best for you. Or if you see a distribution on campus, just walk on up. The passes will not be available at the Transportation and Parking Customer Service until Sept. 2 unless it is a scheduled distribution time.

Cost & Payment for Registered OHSU RAVS Volunteers

TriMet: The cost to RAVS volunteers is $325 and can be purchased with credit card or check. This price represents a significant subsidy by OHSU and discount over the retail price of $1,100.

C-TRAN: For Washington residents, C-TRAN passes will be available at a substantial savings as compared to retail. The 2014-2015 cost for RAVS volunteers will be $393. The retail price for C-TRAN is $1309. C-TRAN passes work on all TriMet transit options except LIFT. Marquam Hill is served by the 190 C-TRAN express bus during peak commute times.

Current passes are good through the end of August but there's no need to wait to get a new sticker. The new passes are honored by the transit agencies immediately for unlimited trips on transit through the end of August 2015.

Learn more

General transit information: www.ohsu.edu/transit is dedicated to all things transit and OHSU. Learn more about TriMet at www.trimet.org and C-TRAN at www.c-tran.com.

Attend a distribution event (Be sure to bring your valid OHSU RAVS Volunteer ID badge)

Aug. 18   Market Square Building Room 900 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 19   Farmers Market OHSU Auditorium lobby 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 20   Center for Health & Healing Atrium 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 21   Hatfield Research Center 9th floor atrium 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 22   Doernbecher Children's Hospital Lobby 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

                Physical Plant7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 25   Marquam Plaza Room 180 9:30 a.m. to noon

Aug. 26   Farmers Market OHSU Auditorium lobby 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 27   Doernbecher Children's Hospital Lobby 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

                Physical Plant 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 28   Collaborative Life Sciences Building Atrium Noon to 3 p.m.

                Physical Plant 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 29   Hatfield Research Center 9th floor atrium 6:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                Physical Plant 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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Volunteers Parking Options Expand - Any Diamond Permit Lot Permissible (All Fees Apply)

After the announcement of the parking subsidy discontinuation, RAVS was informed that volunteers are no longer bound to the three lots that were previously limited to park in previously. With appropriate fees paid, volunteers may now park in any 1, 2 or 3 diamond permit parking lot. Volunteers may create an online account with the OHSU Transportation & Parking website, allowing patrons to purchase 1, 2, and 3 diamond parking permits in advance, or purchase from the Marquam Hill Information Center, or Transportation and Parking Customer Service office day-of. For hourly parking, volunteers can continue to utilize nearby paystations in designated paystation lots. To learn more about what lots are available, and how to create an online account with Transportation & Parking, visit their website here.

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Volunteer Parking Changes Effective July 1: 50% Off Rate Discontinued

Research & Academic Volunteer Services has been notified that the 50% off daily parking rate subsidy for volunteer parking will no longer be available in FY15. We had hoped for further internal funding to absorb (or supplement part) of the existing subsidy, but were unsuccessful at this time.

Currently, RAVS volunteers have been using a coupon code which gives them 50% off daily parking rates at OHSU pay stations. This coupon code will no longer be valid on July 1, 2014. We have notified hosting departments that they may set up their own coupon code for discounted parking for their volunteers last week – feel free to follow up with them directly to see if they have anything to offer you.

Several other transportation options, many at discounted rates, are still available to our volunteers:

  • Tri-Met or C-Tran bus pass: Annual pass at the subsidized rate of $318/year
  • Portland Street Car: Free
  • Biking: Eligible to participate in the 20/20 ride program
  • OHSU Shuttle: Free
  • OHSU Tram: Free

After July 1, 2014 we do encourage you to continue keep your license plate number(s) up to date in Volgistics, should the Parking Office ever need to identify you and or your vehicle – we can verify your volunteer status with our office.

Questions? E-mail us at RAVolunteer@ohsu.edu

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Annual Test Due? New OH Hours & Appointment Request Processes Announced

(UPDATED 3/11/14) Occupational Health (OH) has implemented a new database. Effective last week, OH will no longer be offering their walk-in hours on Wednesdays. Volunteers will need to complete a series of "surveys" in order to be seen. This will be able to be done on any computer that is web based. If you are located in a "high risk area" or have been told you need to be TB tested annually (plus an N-95 mask fitting), please reference this letter for information on how to set up your account in their new database, and request to be seen.

Please contact occhealth@ohsu.edu or RAVolunteer@ohsu.edu if you have any questions.

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More Opportunities

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Stay up to date on all new volunteer opportunities!

Annual TB/N-95 Mask Fitting Due?

A new process for requesting services has been rolled out by Occupational Health (OH) this year. They have a new database and need you to

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete a series of questionnaires, and
  3. Call to make your appointment

 

OH will not schedule an appointment with you until you have completed steps 1 & 2 above.

Please reference the detailed instructions here

Spotlight opportunities for current volunteers

spine-smallThe Spina Bifida National Registry Initiative Research Study at OHSU is currently enrolling and tracking outcomes data on clinic patients with Spina Bifida, a developmental congenital disorder. This study is an excellent opportunity for students interested in research and future graduate study. We are currently looking for student volunteers to assist with data collection, and data entry and tracking of longitudinal outcomes.

Students will gain useful research experience and will also gain experience with National registry software programs for data entry and analysis. Duties may include assisting with data collection and data entry and other general office duties in support of the goals of the study. Opportunities to shadow in a clinical setting will also be included.

Learn more about eligibility, commitment requirements, and how to apply here.