Oregon Health & Science University

RN, 10K Neurosciences & OTO/HNS, 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
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable Nights, 12 hour shifts
Night shift, 1900 - 0730, every other weekend
Drug Testable

Department Overview

A clinical RN who demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner and knowledge transfer. KPV 10 is a Med/Surg Neuroscience unit that provides care to adolescent through geriatric (16-100+).


Primary patient populations include:

  • Neurosurgery: All aspects of pre & post-surgery for procedures such as craniotomies, spinal surgeries, transphenoidal surgeries, lumbar drain management and more.
  • Neurology: All aspects of caring for those with encephalopathies, Guillian-Barre syndrome, auto-immune diseases, seizure disorders, neurological disorders of unknown etiology and more.
  • Stroke: Comprehensive Stroke Center that cares for both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes along with all their complications.

Secondary patient populations include:

  • Head & Neck Surgery/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery: All aspects of pre & post-surgery for procedures such as new tracheotomies, total laryngectomies, tissue transfers, jaw fractures, complex dental procedures and more.

This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).

  • 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: 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

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 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 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:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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




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