Oregon Health & Science University

Certified Nursing Assistant, Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit, Evenings

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Certified Nursing Assistant
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Unit Vision Statement: We strive to be a unified team of expert clinicians, administrators, and support staff that provides our patients with exceptional, compassionate care through strong leadership, clear communication, focused education, and evidence-based practice.


We are the Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care Unit for OHSU. Our primary patient populations include post-open heart surgery (CABG, heart transplants, VAD, valve replacement, etc.), medical cardiology (ACS, NSTEMI/STEMI, heart failure, etc.) and pre- and post-op vascular surgery (PAD/PVD, vascular bypass, etc.). Our primary teams are Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Cardiology, and we collaborate with PT/OT, Dietitians, Social Work, Case Management, Speech Therapists and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide exceptional care for our patients.


Our unit is a conceptually contiguous Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care unit with 30 beds on 11KPV and 12 beds on OHS 7C. In addition, we maintain the organization’s centralized telemetry monitoring program on 11K (providing remote telemetry monitoring for adult and pediatric acute care units at KPV, South Hospital and Doernbecher Hospitals).

Function/Duties of Position



The Certified Nursing Assistant is part of the multi disciplinary team providing care to OHSU patients. The Certified Nursing Assistant 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. They 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
  • State of Oregon Certified Nursing Assistant 1 or 2 License
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic medical terminology skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • BLS required
  • Requires a variety of shifts and days
  • Ability to assist patients and staff in transferring and lifting patients
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and continually walk for up to 12 hours a day
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous hospital experience preferred. One year in acute or long term care OR two years in a patient contact position at OHSU
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record
  • Completion of a vocation training program in a health care support area (e.g. CNA)

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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