Oregon Health & Science University

RN Postpartum, Mother Baby Unit

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Mother Baby Unit
Salary Range
$52.11- $86.81 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience.
Monday through Friday; three 12 hr shifts each week and every other weekend
Position Shift Differential
12.5% of base pay
Drug Testable
LinkedIn Job Code

Department Overview

The Mother Baby Unit provides postpartum, newborn and antepartum care to low and at-risk populations. Care is provided to mothers and their newborn infants and to antepartum patients who require periodic fetal monitoring on a typical hospital unit. The unit has 27 private beds and the rooms were recently remodeled.

Function/Duties of Position

$8,000 Hiring Bonus for candidates with at least (1) year acute care hospital registered nurse experience. Must begin work by September 30, 2024 to qualify.


Relocation assistance package available. Free parking at night!


$52.11- $86.81 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience.


Here are some reasons to be excited about the Postpartum program at OHSU:

  • OHSU is a Magnet designated teaching hospital.
  • There is 24x7 Attending and multidisciplinary Provider coverage so you will have the support you need at all times.
  • We staff to AWHONN standards.
  • This unit supports specialized gynecological surgeries.
  • We have inpatient lactations services.
  • We support a large volume of high acuity patients.
  • This is a high-volume unit and we support approx. 200 deliveries/month.
  • We support long-term antepartum care.
  • Our nurses are represented on our Shared Governance committee.
  • The state of Oregon is among the top 10 across the country in terms of RN pay. 
  • This is a night shift only position. There are no rotations between night and day shift.


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Required Qualifications

  • External applicants: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree 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)
  • 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) 
  • 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
  • 1 year postpartum experience or medical surgical experience
  • Will consider new graduate who has had their senior capstone in a postpartum setting
  • 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
  • Annual/Biennial Department specific education requirements include:
  • Annual maternal competencies
  • Biennial competencies for newborn resuscitation and fetal monitoring
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):

  • 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

Benefits Package:

  • 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 public transportation discounts (Tri-met and C-Tran)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including extensive wellness resources

Usual Orientation Time: 

Orientation in the MBU is dependent on experience level and is tailored to individual learning. The following guidelines apply.

  • New Graduates: 8-12 weeks depending on senior practicum
  • Specialty Experience: 4-6weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 6-8 weeks
  • Resource : same as above

*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.


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