Oregon Health & Science University

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Certified Nursing Assistant
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
14A General Surgery Unit
Salary Range
$18.49 - $24.65 per hour
Night Shift, 1900-0730
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

14A General Surgery unit at OHSU is an acute care unit specializing in major abdominal surgery including but not limited to; colorectal, gastric by-pass, major hernia repairs, Nissens, fistula repairs and fistula management. The patient population ranges from 18 years of age to the elderly. The patients on 14A are generally moderately unstable and require medical and nursing interventions including; intravenous fluids, tube feedings, symptom management including chronic and acute pain, advanced wound management, respiratory care, antibiotics, remote telemetry, prepping for procedures, and behavioral and/or crisis management. The registered nurses who work on 14A also have extensive knowledge in wound management including fistulas and wound vacs. We are the designated acute care unit for Weight Loss Surgery patients. 14A is part of the continuum of care for the Surgical Weight Reduction Center at OHSU which is the premier bariatric surgery center for the treatment of obesity in Portland, Oregon.

Function/Duties of Position



The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is part of the multi disciplinary team providing care to OHSU patients. The CNA provides direct or general nursing care to patients from admission through discharge under the direction of a licensed Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. CNA's assist the patients, patient’s families and friends, nursing staff, and other OHSU personnel to assure the delivery of comprehensive quality care in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Oregon CNA 1 Certification at time of hire
  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Ability to read, write and communicate appropriately and effectively
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year in acute or long term care OR two years in a patient contact position at OHSU
  • Previous hospital experience

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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