Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Clinical Translational Research Center, EXPERIENCED, FT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Clinical Translational Research Center
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Dayshift, 0700-1930
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The unit's dual mission is primarily focused towards providing robust nursing services for inpatient acute care epilepsy diagnostic monitoring (EMU) and non-acute care inpatient/outpatient clinical translational research (CTRC) services.  In addition 10D also serves as an overflow unit for various hospital acute care patients.  


We take pride in providing outstanding participant & patient/family centered care in a collegial dual mission ambulatory and acute care setting where attention to detail, quality provision of care, and patient experience is our expertise and focus


Patient population will include but is not limited to: 

  • Epilepsy patients:  Nursing care for patients for patients with seizure disorders admitted for epilepsy monitoring and surgical diagnostic intervention. Care is based on the EMU NPEOC.  
  • Other acute care patients: Nursing care for patients medical and surgical adult patients, age 18 and older. Care is based on the Inpatient Adult Acute Care NPEOC.
  • Research Participants: Nursing care for volunteers participating in research protocols based on specific protocol requirements. All activities are carried out in accordance with established research protocols, the CTRC Nurse Practice Expectations of Care (NPEOC) for pediatrics and adults, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and OHSU procedural requirements. Pediatrics are only seen in the outpatient/ambulatory environment 

Majority of patient care on night shift is EMU and other acute care patients.  The inpatient environment comprises 8 inpatient beds. The research ambulatory/outpatient environment comprises 4 infusion chairs and 5 clinic exam rooms. 
Nurses on 10D are oriented first in the acute care setting followed by orientation into the research setting.  


  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).
    • This TTP AIE Track is hiring for 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: Dayshift
  • Shift Length: 12 Hours
  • Start and Stop Times: 0700-1930
  • Weekend Obligation: Unit based approved guidelines
  • Floating Obligation: Within 6 months per unit recommendation
  • Salary: Hourly rate based on ONA contract
  • Leave: Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.
    • External Candidates: Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests (not related to an organizational policy) up to 10-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 prior to consideration for hire to determine the start date.


Function/Duties of Position

Now accepting ADN applications! Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available.


Working on 10D is more than just a job. Our team is making a difference one patient at at time AND improving healthcare for all. We are a collaborative and dynamic dual specialty unit that support both acute care and research missions at OHSU. Our team values collaboration, curiosity, compassion, and education. If this interests you, we want you on our team!


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.


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 requirements for all Nurses:

  • Review the RN Role Description on the TTP Program webpage.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing for external hires; Baccalaureate degree preferred to internal candidates.
  • Baccalaureate degree in 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) by 30 days before the start date.
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before the 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:

  • Review the Department Specific Requirements on the TTP Program webpage.
  • 2 years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.


Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 3-10 weeks:

  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship hours are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week. The learning environments are a mix of in-person and teleworking.
  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship shifts are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week.
    • Group-based hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1700 (8-hour blocks) or 1500-1900 (4-hour blocks).
    • Self-directed hours: Monday-Sunday all-hours up to 8-hours a week.
    • Preceptorship hours: Assigned based on preceptor team schedules during Monday-Sunday 0700-1930, or 1900-0730.

Transition to hired shift may be delayed for a temporary reassignment due to individual development needs and skill mix of the employees on the unit or the hires shift at any given time.

Preferred Qualifications




Additional Details

10D EMU (adult 5 inpatient bed) is the only acute care unit within Oregon State designed to provide comprehensive epilepsy assessment and monitoring.  There are approximately 40 level 4 EMU's in the United States. Comprehensive EMU monitoring may include complex diagnostic &/or treatment procedures (nuclear medicine administration, provoking GTC's, & neurosurgery). In addition, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are admitted to see how their events manifest in a safe environment.  


10D CTRC (adult 3 inpatient bed and adult/pediatric 4 infusion chairs, 6 clinic exam rooms) is one of the essential areas at OHSU to support human subject's research at OHSU. There are approximately 61 NIH (NCATS) grant funded centers in the United States. CTRC nursing services may include support for the following (but not limited to) simple/complex infusions, frequent nursing assessments/monitoring, nuclear medicine, oncology, metabolic function, transplants, health prevention, mobility, immunizations, circadian rhythm, glucose clamp, pharmacokinetics,  phlebotomy, EKG's,  moderate sedation, and lab specimen collection/processing.   The CTRC research kitchen and lab are also physically located on 10D.



If you are a new Graduate, please consider applying to our Summer TTP Residency cohort: Req ID 2023-22073: RN, Transition to Practice (TTP), Residency Program (New Graduates), Adult Acute, Intermediate Care and ED Observation, FT, Nights




*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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