Oregon Health & Science University Registered Nurse-Trauma Unit, FT Nights in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

Designated acute care unit for all trauma/surgical ventilated patients. The Trauma unit provides care to adolescent through geriatric patients ranging from 16-100+ who have a variety of diagnoses, which require medical /surgical interventions and recovery for Trauma related conditions. This population may include, but are not limited to: injuries related to motor vehicle accidents,, including moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries. gunshot and stab wounds; traumatic amputations; limb reattachments; multisystem trauma; spine surgery fracture repair, sport related injuries and interpersonal and intrapersonal violence, mental health disturbances. It is the overflow for Orthopedics, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Plastics.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
  • FTE: 0.9, Full Time
  • Schedule: 1900-0730, Nights, Variable
  • Salary Range: Salary Based on ONA Contract
  • Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
  • Job Type: Union Represented (ONA)
Functions/Duties of Position

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, practitioner, 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 Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

Job Requirements


  • External applicants: BSN required
  • Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
  • 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
  • Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Certification in Basic Life Support
  • This population requires staff to have strong skills in relationship competencies surrounding the provision of hope and reassurance
  • There is an annual requirement of three hours of trauma education
  • Completion of a ventilator management competency is required during orientation
  • 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
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • 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


  • Two years experience preferred
  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
Additional Details

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.

Job Title: Registered Nurse-Trauma Unit, FT Nights

Department: Trauma Unit

Location: OHS 13A

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC62886