Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Critical Care Float Pool, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Critical Care Float Pool
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Nightshift, 1900-0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

***Multiple positions available***


OHSU Specialty Critical Care Float Pool nurses provide high-quality, innovative and compassionate family-centered nursing care. Critical Care Float Pool nurses support adult critical care units and individually selected additional units [such as Emergency Department (ED), Emergency Observation Unit (ED Obs) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)  Critical Care Float Pool nurses support these units for selected planned and unplanned absences and for other staffing deficits. Critical Care Float Pool nurses may staff overflow area as patient care needs arise—typically located in South PACU.

Function/Duties of Position

Up to $12,000 Hiring Bonus. Up to $8000 in Relocation also Available. Free parking at night!


Earn what you are worth without traveling! Float Differential ($8/hr after training) plus Night Differential ($6/hr from 2300-0700).


If you would like to learn more, please reach out to the hiring manager, Rachel Rose, at rosera@ohsu.edu. She is very personable and would love to talk with you!


With your ICU clinical expertise, you'll be able to seamlessly integrate into all 4 Adult ICU areas, maintain your device competencies (ECMO, CRRT, IABP, etc), utilize your precepting skills and be a part of our Virtual ICU team! Apply now and find out what sets us apart (and keeps us together). Your critical care skills remain in adult critical care - there is a separate float pool for acute med/surg areas.


Come be a part of our world-class healthcare team at OHSU!


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.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing 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)
  • BSN preferred
  • Associate Degree Nurses required to enroll in BSN program within 3 years of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon RN License
  • BLS/ACLS must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • BLS/ACLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • 18 months recent critical care RN experience in a high-acuity critical care setting
  • Self-reflective, self-directed learner who achieves progressive growth
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and initiate seeking resources to identify and manage risks, practicing safely with a wide variety of patient populations
  • Able to advance plan of care when there is a lack of continuity of patient assignments
  • Excellent time management
  • Integrate into a diversity of team cultures, including:
    • Speaking up about questionable assignments, identifying alternatives
    • Inquiring about performance improvement changes
    • Actively participating in huddles
    • Helping secure break coverage for self and others
    • Seeking resources to support completion of work when going to float to another unit within shift
  • Float to a variety of assigned units; sufficient time management, flexibility, and prioritization skills to float up to every 4 hours if necessary
  • Required to keep up to date with departmental communications by e-mail and mailbox since there is no physical location for the “home” unit
  • May be required to provide continuing care and monitoring of patients in locations off-unit for diagnostic, procedural, or transportation needs
  • Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years critical care RN experience in a high-acuity critical care setting
  • CCRN certification or other applicable critical care specialty certification
  • Experience in a float pool

Additional Details


  • Average of 2-4 weeks for basic critical care areas (tailored to individual needs)
  • Further orientation for individually selected additional unit: Orientation needs are based on prior experience to Acute ED, ED Observation unit or PICU

*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.


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