Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Acute Care Float Pool

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
$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on education and experience
Variable Nights, 12 hour shifts
1900 - 0730
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Department Overview

As the specialty referral center for Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Northern California, OHSU has one of the highest case mix indexes of any U.S. academic health center.* Specialty areas include oncology, bone marrow transplant, cardiac, solid organ transplant, trauma and neurosurgery. Intermediate care patients are also placed on our acute care units. 

  • This role is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).
  • Weekend Obligation: Unit based approved guidelines
  • Floating Obligation: Upon completion of orientation
  • Shift Differential: $2/hr differential during orientation, upon successful completion of orientation differential of $8/hr will be initiated. There is also an additional night shift differential!

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.


Earn what you are worth without traveling! Float Differential ($9/hr after training) plus Night Differential.



With your acute care clinical expertise as a base (1 year of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation), we will teach you everything you need to know to float between various clinical specialty areas. Come be a part of our world-class healthcare team at OHSU!



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 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:

  • 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 ONA applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • 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:

  • 1 year of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, and/or emergency department observation
  • BLS must not expire during orientation

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

*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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