Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Adult Emergency Department (Experienced), FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
OHSU Emergency Department
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Self scheduling unit with an every other weekend requirement.
Night Shift
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Emergency Department provides around-the-clock multidisciplinary services to clients of all ages across the life span.  The department hosts a Level 1 Trauma Center, Triage (including Fast-track and Rapid Medical Evaluations), Adult Acute Care, Adult Critical Care, Observation Unit, and Acute Psychiatric Care.   Patients arrive to the ED via ambulance, walk-in, through the transfer center (Trauma & PANDA), and via Rapid Response Team.


Multiple night positions available

Function/Duties of Position

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


As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we provide the latest evidence-based care to clients across the life span. Our reputation for effective teamwork has only grown stronger. If you're looking to expand your skills and crave variety, consider our wide range of subspecialties: trauma, cardiac, neurology, critical care, acute care and ambulatory. It's all happening in our dynamic Emergency department. Our highly skilled team will support you so that we are always available for Portland's emergencies. Night shift nurses enjoy excellent shift differentials and free parking. You need to experience the best view in the city from our helipad. Join us!


Our emergency nurses understand the importance of their independent scope of practice and engage in dependent scope of practice decision making with the team.  Emergency nurses also provide patient and family-centered care for the full spectrum of illnesses.


The ED is responsible for assessing patient needs, planning and coordinating interventions and consultations. Procedures and treatments provided in the ED include but are not limited to: placing venous access, drawing bloodwork, medication, fluid and blood administration, radiography, extremity splinting and reduction, laceration repair, moderate and deep sedation, ultrasonography, intubation, cardioversion, D&C’s, sexual assault exams, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and imminent deliveries.  Patient population and diagnoses vary from minor to critical care and include: chest and abdominal pain, extremity injuries and trauma, migraine, overdose, seizure, dehydration, heart failure, respiratory distress, acute stroke, acute STEMI, acute psychosis/psychological emergencies, infection, and sepsis. Patients may frequently present with alcohol or drug abuse history, and complex medical histories. The ED Team works determine if the patient requires admission or discharge with resources and referrals. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:5 based on the patients dynamic stability and acuity.


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


  • 1 year of current Emergency Department Experience with Adult patients
  • 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.
  • Unencumbered criminal background check
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License or Endorsement by the start date
  • TNCC or ATLS Certification within the first 6 months of hire
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date (upload documentation with online application)
  • CEN Certification (preferred)
  • Must have excellent communication and reflection skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to delegate, prioritize, and adapt in stressful situations
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time: Dependent on previous experience and expertise up to 16 weeks.





*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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