Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Acute Care Float Pool, Experienced, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Patient Care Services Division; Acute Care Services
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable Nights, 12 hour shifts
1900 - 0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

As the specialty referral center for Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Northern California, OHSU has one of the highest case mix indexes of any U.S. academic health center.* Specialty areas include oncology, bone marrow transplant, cardiac, solid organ transplant, trauma and neurosurgery. Intermediate care patients are also placed on our acute care units. 

  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).
  • Weekend Obligation: Unit based approved guidelines
  • Floating Obligation: Upon completion of orientation
  • Shift Differential: $2/hr differential during orientation, upon successful completion of orientation differential of $8/hr will be initiated. There is also an additional night shift differential!
  • Leave: Successful completion of the TTP Fellowship Acute Care Float Pool program necessitates attendance during all learning activities
    • External Candidates: Vacations, 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 ONA 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 Associate's degrees!


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


With your acute care clinical expertise as a base (1 year of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation), we will teach you everything you need to know to float between various clinical specialty 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

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • 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.
  • Internal ONA applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • 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 Addendum on the TTP Program webpage
  • 1 year of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation
  • BLS must not expire during orientation

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.

Additional Details

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


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




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