Oregon Health & Science University

RN, 5A/5C Medicine, 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
1900 - 0730, 12 hour shifts
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Unit Vision Statement:


Join our 5A/5C team! 5A/5C is one shared acute care unit with 17 beds on 5A and 9 beds on 5C. Our primary populations include chronic and acute illnesses including cystic fibrosis, heart failure, COPD, ESRD, ESLD, DKA, sickle cell disease, cellulitis, sepsis, substance use disorder, alcohol withdrawal, and other comorbidities such as behavioral health. Many of our patients are houseless or struggle socioeconomically and often feel that no one cares about them as humans. Our primary teams are Family Medicine, General Medicine, and Hospitalist. We collaborate with PT/OT, Dieticians, Social Work, Case Management, Speech/Language Therapists, and other multi-disciplinary healthcare team members to provide exceptional care for our patients. 

  • 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!
Join our 5A/5C team!  Are you a nurse who is passionate about letting your patients know that you care about them, value their strengths, and give them a sliver of light? We’re looking for you!  We lead with care, compassion, and empathy. If these are your values too, you will thrive with 5A/5C!
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) by 30 days before the start date
  • 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:

  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation.
  • BLS must not expire during oreientation.

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

OHSU is an ONA union represented hospital. Weekend shifts, holiday shifts and floating shift are an obligation in this role title. 


Registered nurses must be willing to work in an environment with patients diagnosed with blood-borne pathogens, COVID-19, and TB. Regular exposure to patients requiring airborne, contact, and droplet precautions is expected in this job title



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 ONA OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible





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