Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Postpartum, Mother Baby Unit, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Mother Baby Unit
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Monday through Sunday- Three (12) hour shifts per week; work every other weekend
1900 - 0730
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Mother Baby Unit provides postpartum, antepartum, and gynecological care to low and high risk populations. We provide well newborn care as part of rooming in service and in a well newborn nursery. Care is provided and assignments made based on acuity and strives to follow the Guidelines for Professional Nurse Staffing for Perinatal Units published by Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (2010).

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, 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

The qualifications for this position are the minimum eligibility requirements for an interview.  The level of required experience and expertise for each posted position is influenced by the current knowledge and skill of nurses within the department.

  • 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 applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification (NRP) at time of hire
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment
  • 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
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • Annual/Biennial Department specific education requirements include:
    • Annual maternal competencies
    • Biennial competencies for newborn resuscitation and fetal monitoring

Preferred Qualifications

  • Maternal Newborn Certification
  • Inpatient Obstetric Certification
  • Medical/Surgical Certification
  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultation (IBCLC)
  • Prefer 1-2 year’s experience in a high risk obstetric unit, LDRP unit or medical surgical experience.

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time: 

  • New Graduates: 10-12 weeks
  • Specialty Experience: 4-6weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 10 weeks
  • Resource : same as above

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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