Oregon Health & Science University

RN, CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit, Experienced

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Night Shift, Every Other weekend
1900 - 0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit provides care  for a variety of surgical observation patients who require monitoring after day surgery procedures for pain control, postop nausea and vomiting, surgical site monitoring or other indications.  Patients on the OCU have met phase 1 recovery criteria in a post-anethesia care unit (PACU) setting and are anticipated to discharge within 24-48 hours of arrival on the unit.  Common procedures include:  thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, gynecology and urology procedures, mastectomy, breast reduction and reconstruction, GI procedures, laminectomy, sinus surgery, simple fracture repair, orthopedic hardware removal, 1-3 level spinal fusions, total knee and hip joint replacement, dialysis graft repair and placement, laparoscopic procedures such as appendectomy and cholecystectomy and hernia repairs, ophthalmic and cochlear procedures. 


  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).
  • FTE: 9, Full Time
  • Shift: Nights
  • Shift Length12 Hours
  • Start and Stop Times: 1900 - 0730
  • Weekend Obligation: Unit Based Nursing Practice Council (UBNPC) 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: Vacation, 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.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus up to $12,000 DOE and Relocation Package Available. Must begin work by July 1, 2024 to qualify.  


$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on education and experience


OHSU has outstanding education reimbursement programs that will drastically cut education expenses.


This position comes with amazing benefits. 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, prorated for part-time
  • Holidays - up to 64 holiday hours per calendar year (employees accrue .0308 holiday hours for each hour paid)
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



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.


To access the RN Role Description and Department Specific Requirement Addendums go to the TTP Program webpage:  https://www.ohsu.edu/nursing-careers/transition-practice-ttp-program


Additional information on participating departments can be found on this webpage

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • Review the RN Role Description on the TTP Program webpage.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing for external hires; Baccalaureate degree preferred to internal candidates.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing 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.
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before 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 on the TTP Program webpage.
  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.  
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule of 3-7 weeks:

  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship hours are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week. The learning environments are a mix of in-person and teleworking.
  • Group-based, self-directed, and preceptorship shifts are integrated weekly for up to 40 hours per week.
    • Group-based hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1700 (8-hour blocks) or 1500-1900 (4-hour blocks).
    • Self-directed hours: Monday-Sunday all-hours up to 8-hours a week.
    • Preceptorship hours: Assigned based on preceptor team schedules during Monday-Sunday 0700-1930, or 1900-0730.

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

1 position available



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





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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