Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Labor & Delivery

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Labor & Delivery
Salary Range
$52.11- $86.81 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience.
5 days a 2 week period + every other weekend
Position Shift Differential
12.5% of base pay
LinkedIn Job Code

Department Overview

The Labor & Delivery Unit has 12 labor suites with jetted Jacuzzi tubs, a 4 bed triage area, 3 dedicated operating rooms, and a 2 bay PACU. We provide patient care for our most complex and fragile patients as well as to patients who prefer low intervention births. We have a robust midwifery practice that also promotes underwater birth. OHSU also has a specialized program coordinated by our maternal fetal medicine providers, neonatologist, pediatric surgeons and specialty care coordinators who help coordinate care so our families have all the cutting-edge care at their fingertips. It is truly an exciting place to work.

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 Labor & Delivery 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 has a Maternal Cardiac program.
  • We have a Fetal Surgery program, supporting the following among other things:
    • Intrauterine Fetal Neural Tube Defect repair starting Sep, 2023
    • Intrauterine ablations for twin-to-twin transfusions (TTTS)
    • Fetal blood transfusions
    • Amniotic fluid reduction
  • A high percentage of nurses on this unit hold advanced certifications.
  • 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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  • The Pacific Northwest is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground! We have extraordinary beaches to the West and the wild, scenic, and fun Columbia River Gorge to the East. National forests are everywhere. You can be skiing, beach combing or deep in a forest in 2 hours.
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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)
  • 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
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Department  Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification (NRP) from American Heart Association at time of hire
  • One year of recent labor and delivery experience required
  • Will consider candidates with 1 year of recent experience in an adult ICU, emergency department, postpartum, or acute care ward; New graduates: recent Cap Stone experience in labor & delivery may be taken into consideration

Preferred Qualifications

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


  • 1-2 years previous experience in a high risk obstetric labor & delivery unit
  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages
  • Inpatient obstetric or advanced fetal monitoring certification
  • Surgical circulating and surgical scrub experience also desirable

Additional Details


  • 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


New Grads: Please apply within 90 days of your graduation date.


Length of Orientation  

  • New Graduate Nurse new to profession or with <1 year of experience:
    • Either Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Residency Learning Pathway or Orientation experience for about 10-12 weeks depending on the care area with an employment service agreement. 
  • Experienced Nurse (Fellowship or Specialty Fellowship) with >1 year of experience:
    • Either Transition to Practice (TTP) Program Learning Pathway or Orientation experience individualized to the candidate between 2-14 weeks. 

2 positions available


*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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