Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit
Salary Range
$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on education and experience
Nightshift, 1900-0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Unit Vision Statement: We strive to be a unified team of expert clinicians, administrators, and support staff that provides our patients with exceptional, compassionate care through strong leadership, clear communication, focused education, and evidence-based practice.


We are the Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care Unit for OHSU. Our primary patient populations include post-open heart surgery (CABG, heart transplants, VAD, valve replacement, etc.), medical cardiology (ACS, NSTEMI/STEMI, heart failure, etc.) and pre- and post-op vascular surgery (PAD/PVD, vascular bypass, etc.). Our primary teams are Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Cardiology, and we collaborate with PT/OT, Dietitians, Social Work, Case Management, Speech Therapists and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide exceptional care for our patients.


Our unit is a conceptually contiguous Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care unit with 30 beds on 11KPV and 12 beds on OHS 7C. In addition, we maintain the organization’s centralized telemetry monitoring program on 11K (providing remote telemetry monitoring for adult and pediatric acute care units at KPV, South Hospital and Doernbecher Hospitals).


Come be a part of our world-class healthcare team at OHSU and find your calling as a registered nurse in our Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit!




We offer:

  • A rich practice environment, with complex cases and more medical and surgical services than any other program in Oregon
  • Hands-on orientation through our Transition to Practice program
  • Excellent benefits

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




You will bring your nursing skills and expertise to our team of specialists working together to provide the best possible care. You will enjoy unmatched opportunities to learn and be inspired at Oregon’s only public academic health center.


You will be part of our professional culture of safety, collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning and teamwork. As an OHSU RN, your care delivery will be consistent with:

  • The Oregon Nurse Practice Act
  • The ANA Scope and Standards of Practice
  • The ANA Code of Ethics
  • The Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™


OHSU cares for acutely ill patients in our Medical, Surgical, and Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Units.  We provide the latest evidence-based treatment and have a reputation for effective teamwork.  Acute care nurses understand the importance of their independent scope of practice and engage in dependent scope of practice decision making. Acute care nurses also provide patient and family-centered care for the full spectrum of illnesses.





OHSU offers competitive, affordable benefits that include health care, income protection and more. See highlights below or learn more about OHSU benefits.



  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
  • Access to retirement plans
  • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated for part-time employees)
  • Eight paid holidays a year
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Discounts just for OHSU members


Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all Nurses:

  • BSN Graduates: 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) 30 days before start date. 
  • ADN Graduates: Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program 30 days before the start date.   
    • 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 
  • BLS and ACLS 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 and ACLS must not expire during orientation  
  • Ability to perform the job duties with or without accommodation

Department Specific Requirements:

  • One (1) year current experience in cardiovascular, neurosciences, medical-surgical adult acute care, intermediate Care, or SNF that cares for these patient populations

Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Individualized Orientation Schedule 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.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Internal applicants: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Cardiovascular intermediate or progressive care/step-down unit
  • Management of ventricular assist devices, vascular sheaths, inotropes and vasoactive medications
  • Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
  • Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN)
  • Certified Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse

Additional Details

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


6 positions available



Why apply to OHSU?


We are Oregon’s only public academic health center.


In addition to caring for patients, we lead groundbreaking research. We also train the next generation of health care professionals. As Portland’s largest employer, we give you opportunities to learn and advance in a system of hospitals and clinics across Oregon and Southwest Washington.



You get to live in Portland, Oregon.


We enjoy majestic landscapes, a vibrant yet easygoing vibe, and some of the best dining, music and coffee in the world.

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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