Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Comprehensive Pain Center, FT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Comprehensive Pain Center
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Monday to Friday
7:00am to 5:30pm, Typically works 10 hour shifts
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Registered Nurse at the Comprehensive Pain Center has primary responsibility for, and provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for, Comprehensive Pain Center patients.  The RN assesses patient and family needs and implements and evaluates care delivered per the plan of care, in accordance with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence.


OHSU Mission

Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


OHSU Nursing Vision

As professional nurses, we partner with our community and each other to provide innovative, compassionate and excellent patient-centered care.


Nursing Core Values

Nursing embraces core values that serve as a foundation for the delivery of quality patient care:

Commitment to patient- and family-centered care;

Accountability to support each other in providing excellent care and outcomes;

Realizing professional practice as an engaged and thriving staff;

Excellence in nursing practice through our commitment to performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research.


Nursing’s Independent Scope of Practice:  ANA Social Policy Statement, 3rd edition


Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available


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, practitioner, and knowledge transferor [O’Rourke 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 Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


  • Assists with provider visits and procedures in the Comprehensive Pain Center.  This may include starting IVs, providing conscious sedation, and monitoring patients before, during and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 
  • Documents care provided.   
  • Responds to patient and nursing questions. 
  • Provides post-visit instruction/education, enters orders as requested. 
  • Follows up patients by telephone following procedures to assess status.
  • Responds to patient’s questions/needs in person and via telephone. 
  • Responds to nurse triage. 
  • Coordinates care and with providers and patients. 
  • Assesses patient status and gives telephone advice to ensure timely response to patient care needs, alert physician and documents advice given.
  • Performs other duties needed to ensure smooth patient flow and clinical operations.  Provides back-up for rooming clinic patients, nurse triage support, taking vital signs, cleaning rooms, stocking linen and supplies. 
  • Provides back-up to charge RN and may function as charge RN in their absence. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment.  Maintains knowledge of life safety, patient safety, fire and electrical safety and disaster plan. 
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations. 

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.


Two years experience as RN


Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):

  • Knowledge of nursing procedures, including starting IVs, conscious sedation.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, strong triage skills.


Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Current BLS required at time of hire
  • Current ACLS certification at time of hire.


  • Code of conduct
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

Preferred Qualifications


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)



  • Experience in both ambulatory and hospital settings.
  • Experience in an ICU, PACU, surgical or procedural setting.
  • Prior experience working with chronic pain patients.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • ONS certification
  • OCN certification
  • Pain Management Nursing certification

Additional Details

Orientation Time:

6-8 weeks depending on experience.

  • Typically works 10 hour shifts
  • All procedures occur at CHH1 (single location)
  • The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation. 
  • This position is required to wear a lead apron for several hours at a time.
  • Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel. 

*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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