Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Adult Operating Room Transition to Practice (TTP), Specialty Fellowship (Experienced), FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Perioperative Services - South Operating Room
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable Days, Night Shift
1845-0715 x 3, variable days
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Please review, complete and submit the following questionnaire with your resume to apply: 


2022 OR TTP Specialty Fellowship Assessment Questionnaire


Failure to provide this supplemental questionnaire will eliminate your application from consideration.



South Operating Room (Main OR) is a large 25-bed OR primarily an adult inpatient operating room with a small volume of outpatient procedures including: Cardiac/ Thoracic, General Surgery/Minimally Invasive/ Colorectal/Bariatric, Gynecology, Oral Maxillofacial, Neuro/neuro spine, Orthopedic/orthopedic spine, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Transplant, Urology, Vascular, Robotic (Urology/GYN/Oral), and Trauma. Surgical procedures on infants and children less than 18 years of age are also performed if the procedure requires specialized equipment found only at this location.


  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).
    • We are hiring multiple positions. The positions will be distributed based on the current amount of knowledge and skills of the other nurses in the unit/departments.
  • FTE: 0.9, Full Time
  • Shift: Night Shift
  • Shift Length: 8 hours
  • Start and Stop Times: 1845-0715 x 3 days, variable days depending on departmental needs.
    • Weekend Obligation: Weekend shifts are required depending on unit needs following the transition to independent practice.
    • Call Obligation: Begins in Perioperative service units following the transition to independent practice.
      • Weekend Call: Each nurse covers one-three, 8-hour weekend call shifts per four-week scheduling block, rotating day and night call.
      • Weekday Night Call: Each nurse covers one-four, 4 hour (1900-2300) or 8-hour (2300-0700) night call shifts per four-week scheduling block.
      • Unit call obligation may change based on operational needs.
      • If staff is scheduled (not extra) to work at least four weekend days in a four-week scheduling block, they are exempt from all call in that block schedule.
  • Holiday Work and Call Obligation: Each nurse works and takes call 2 holidays per year, one-summer holiday, and one-winter holiday.
  • Floating Obligation: Begins in perioperative service units after the transition to independent practice.
    • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.
    • External Candidates: Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 24-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
    • Internal Nurse Candidates: All vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU. Pre-scheduled vacations or leave plans must be disclosed before consideration for hire to determine the start date.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


OHSU cares for acutely and critically ill patients in our Operating Room. We provide the latest evidence-based care and have a reputation for effective teamwork. Operating Room nurses understand the importance of their independent scope of practice and engage in dependent scope of practice decision making with the team. Operating Room nurses also provide patient and family-centered care for the full spectrum of illnesses.


The OHSU Operating Room provides around-the-clock multidisciplinary services to adult patients across their life span. The department cares for Ambulatory, Adult Acute Care and Adult ICU patients arriving from home, ED or from the In-Patient setting. OHSU is a Magnet designated hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center.


The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


To access the RN Role Description and Department Specific Requirement Addendums go to the TTP Program webpage:  https://www.ohsu.edu/nursing-careers/transition-practice-ttp-program


Additional information on participating departments can be found on this webpage.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications to be eligible to interview:    

Associate or Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing awarded from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA).


Nursing Education: 

  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Preferred
  • Associate Degree Nurses required to enroll in BSN program within 3 years of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.

Certifications and Licensure: 

  • *Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before start date
  • *Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date


Department Specific Requirements: 

  • 1-year of current nursing experience in adult or pediatric acute, intermediate, emergency department observation, emergency department, intensive care, procedural, or ambulatory care areas.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program. 

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 24 weeks:

  • Residency Program and Specialty Fellowship Program Schedule: About 24 weeks.
  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship shifts are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week.
    • Group-based sessions: Monday-Friday variable times 0700-17:30 up to 8hrs per session
  • Self-directed shifts: Monday-Friday up to 12hrs per day, variable per week.
    • Preceptorship shifts: Assigned based on preceptor team schedules during Monday-Sunday 8, 10, or 12hour shifts starting at 0645, 0845, 1045, 1445, 1645, 1845, 2045 and 2245. Transition to hired shift is based on unit readiness and the completion of group-based sessions.
  • Cross Functional Role orientation to Circulating Nurse & Scrub Nurse Role

Additional Details

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible

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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