Oregon Health & Science University

RN, 14A General Surgery, Experienced, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
14A General Surgery Unit
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Night shift, 1900 - 0730, every other weekend
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Department Summary: 


We strive to be a unified team of expert clinicians, administrators, and support staff that provides our patients with exceptional, compassionate care through strong leadership, clear communication, focused education, and evidence-based practice.


We are the Gastrointestinal and General Surgery inpatient adult acute care unit for OHSU. We specialize in major abdominal and other complex surgeries. Our nurses have extensive knowledge in wound and fistula care/management, negative-pressure wound therapy, and ostomy care.


We collaborate with our surgical service teams, as well as a broad multidisciplinary group including: PT/OT, dietitians, wound care nurses, social workers, case managers, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists to deliver exceptional evidenced-based pre and post-operative care for our patients.


Patient Populations:

  • Red Surgery: Bariatric surgery’s, esophagectomies, paraoesophageal hernia repairs.
  • Blue Surgery: Pancreatic and splenic conditions, hernia repairs, fundoplication, Whipple procedures, and Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantion (TPIAT).
  • Green Surgery: Hernia repairs, colorectal, fistula management, new ostomy and ileostomy takedowns.
  • Gold Surgery: Fast track Whipple procedures, HDR Brachytherapy

Function/Duties of Position

Competitive Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available!


Now accepting Associate's degrees!


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 American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, 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, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • Associate degree in Nursing; Baccalaureate degree preferred
  • Nursing degree 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)
  • For Associate degree candidates, BSN program must be started withing 3 years of hire and completed within 5 years
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 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:

  • 1 year of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation
  • BLS must not expire during orientation 
  • Successful completion of the TTP program including population specific competencies:
    • TPIAT
    • Fast track Whipple
    • Brachytherapy
    • Esophagectomies with specialized post-op care

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation tailored to applicant's needs:


Our learning program is unique. You will receive a fellowship program tailored to your development needs for this specialty; which could be for 4 weeks and up to six months.



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

  • Clinical experience caring for complex abdominal surgeries as an RN, student or other capacity.
  • Certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Wound Care, and other applicable certifications.

Additional Details

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 RNs, Adventist in Portland 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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