Oregon Health & Science University

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Certified Nursing Assistant
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
South PACU
Salary Range
$19.78 - $26.38 per hour
Three 12-hour shifts per week with weekend and holiday obligation
0600-1830, variable schedule to include some weekends
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU South PACU provides 24/7 perianesthesia care to adult patients as well as some pediatric patients. The department cares for Ambulatory, Acute Care, and Critical Care patients arriving from home, the emergency department, or from the In-Patient setting and prepares them for surgery or other procedures. We also recover patients from anesthesia after their surgeries and transition them to the inpatient setting or discharge them home. OHSU is a Magnet designated hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only Academic Medical Center in the state of Oregon.

Function/Duties of Position

$5,000 hiring bonus


The Perianesthesia CNA works as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the South PACU. Provides support to the nursing team for Pre/Post and PACU in Perioperative Services by performing simple procedures and treatments and maintaining a safe, clean, efficiently stocked, and friendly environment. The CNA is expected to float within the Perioperative Division.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Requires current Oregon CNA I Certificate at time of hire
  • BLS required at time of hire, issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or
    Military Training Network branch of AHA
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of CNA experience in a hospital setting
  • CNA II Certificate
  • Experience in EPIC program

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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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