Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Pediatric Float Pool, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Pediatric Float Pool
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Night shift, Variable days and weekends
7:00 pm - 7:30 am
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

RN, Pediatric Float Pool, Full time, Nights

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available

Cohorts for this position are expected to start July, 2023


Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, which is associated with a three-time Magnet designated hospital, Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU), is a regional referral center in Portland Oregon, for acute and critically ill children, At Doernbecher, Pediatric Float Pool nurses provide state-of-the-art, high-quality, innovative, and compassionate family-centered nursing care. Pediatric Float Pool (PFP) nurses support pediatric Acute and Critical Care units as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Here are some reasons to be excited about the Pediatric Float Pool (PFP) at Doernbecher:

  • You become an expert in pediatric nursing – as there is a separate float pool for adult care areas.
  • PFP RNs provide seamless care for patients across the continuum of care, from the NICU, to the PICU, to acute care, and upon discharge.
  • PFP RNs float to 6 different Pediatric units including: Medical, Surgical, Intermediate, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric ICU and NICU.
    • Surgical services include Ortho, General Surgical, Cardiac, ENT, Plastics, Urology
  • OHSU/Doernbecher is nationally recognized Level 1 Trauma Organization.
  • The state of Oregon is ranked very high for RN pay as compared to the rest of the country. 
  • Your professional development is supported by our staff educator and orientation coordinator, as well as our team’s robust Shared Governance.
  • This job posting is a night shift only position, meaning there is no required rotations between night and day shift. Opportunities to switch to day shift arise when there are open day shift positions to transfer into.
  • Once minimum requirements are met , you will earn an $8/hour float differential on top of your base pay. There are also additional differentials such as night shift and weekend.

 Here are some reasons to be excited about living in Portland:


  • The Pacific Northwest is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground! We have extraordinary beaches to the West and the wild, scenic, and fun Columbia River Gorge to the East. National forests are everywhere. You can be skiing, beach combing or deep in a forest within a 1-2 hour drive from Portland.
  • Portland is quirky, independent, fiercely intelligent, intensively livable and totally down to earth: 
  • It's a great walking and biking city, with plenty of public transportation, a beautiful airport with non-stop flights to loads of international destinations, a population that celebrates the arts, a culture of great food, artisan coffee, and neighborhoods full of shops selling handmade clothes, crafts and furniture.
  • Take a look at more information about Portland here: https://www.travelportland.com/

This position also comes with great benefits! Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care plans paid 100% for employees.
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee.
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from.
  • Vacation: 192 to 288 hours per year depending on length of service.
  • Sick Leave: up to 96 hours per year for full time.
  • Holidays: accrue up to 64 holiday hours per year.
  • Substantial public transportation discounts.
  • Tuition Reimbursement program.
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.
  • Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Current BLS and PALS certifications issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
  • NRP certification
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years pediatric RN experience in a high-acuity pediatric setting
  • CPN certification or other applicable pediatric specialty certification
  • Experience in a float pool

Additional Details

Orientation Time- 10-12 weeks


*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.

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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