Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Neurosciences ICU, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Salary Range
$49.16 - $78.18 hourly; depending on degree and experience.
Nightshift, 1900-0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

***Multiple positions available***


OHSU is where healing, teaching and discovery come together. Magnet-designated OHSU is Oregon's only academic health center,  and the OHSU Brain Institute is the first Joint Commission-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Pacific Northwest.


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 [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 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.


The nurses of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) provide patient and family centered care to the patient populations of neurosurgery, neuro-medical and stroke including: subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebrovascular aneurysms, microvascular decompression, cerebrovascular thrombosis, intraparenchymal hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, tumor resection, myasthenic crisis, aneurysm clipping, coiling, and stents.


Function/Duties of Position

$49.16 - $78.18 per hour; depending on degree and experience


Hiring Bonus up to $12,000 DOE and Relocation Package Available. Must begin work by March 31, 2024 to qualify


Join us! Our 17-bed ICU has immediate access to 24-hour CT and MRI services, OR and interventional radiology suites to enable rapid access to care. Our typical cases include complex neurosurgery, ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy (among others). Night differentials, free parking, and the opportunity to be a part of the expansive specialty that is Neuroscience!


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

  • Comprehensive health care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $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, prorated for part-time.
  • Sick Leave: 96 hours per year for full time
  • Holidays: up to 64 holiday hours per calendar year (employees accrue .0308 holiday hours for each hour paid.
  • Substantial public transportation discounts (Tri-met and C-Tran)
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including extensive wellness resources

Required Qualifications

  • 1-year of current Critical Care experience
  • 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.
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • Unencumbered criminal background check
  • Both BLS/ACLS must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • Both BLS/ACLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • Must have excellent communication and reflection skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to delegate, prioritize, and adapt in stressful situations
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs. independently. Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel
  • Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
  • The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation
  • 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
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Neurosciences experience
  • CCRN or CNRN

Additional Details


  • Specialty experience: 2-4 weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 4-6 weeks

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible


7 positions available

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.


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