Oregon Health & Science University RN - Neurosciences & OTO/Head & Neck Surgery, PT Nights in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
  • FTE: 0.8, Part Time
  • Schedule: Night Shift, 2300-0730, variable days
  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
  • Job Type: Union Represented (ONA)
Functions/Duties of Position

Neurosciences & OTO/Head & Neck Surgery provides care to adolescent through geriatric patients ranging from 16-100+ who have a variety of diagnoses which require medical or surgical interventions and recovery for Neurosurgical, Neurological, Stroke, Otolaryngology, and Oral Maxillo- Facial conditions. This population may include, but is not limited to:

  • Neurosurgery Involves all aspects of pre and post neurosurgery care involving frequent neuro assessment, safety checks, and pain management. Craniotomies – for intracranial hemorrhages, brain tumors, shunts, aneurysms, neuralgias, and traumatic brain injuries. Spine surgeries – for disc herniation, fractures, tumor removal, and congenital disorders. Transphenodial resection of pituitary tumors – care involves management of lumbar drains, frequent labs, close monitoring of specialized assessments.
  • Neurology Care for patients with encephalopathies, multiple sclerosis, Guillian-barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, auto-immune diseases, seizure disorders including epilepsy monitoring, with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknown etiologies.
  • Stroke Certified acute care- includes frequent observation and neuro assessment, potentially unstable and at high risk for complications
  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Includes new tracheotomies and total laryngectomies, tissue transfers (free flap or rotational flap), thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and resection of head and neck carcinomas. Involves all aspects of pre and post-operative care including specialized and frequent airway management, artificial airways, respiratory, flap, drain assessments, safety checks, and pain management.
  • Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery Includes jaw fractures, reconstruction, dental abscess, and complex dental procedures. Involves all aspects of pre and post-operative care involving specialized and frequent airway management, respiratory assessments, safety checks, and pain management.
  • Designated care unit for all lumbar drains, acute strokes, new tracheotomies and Overflow unit for ophthalmology and orthopaedic–spine.

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:
  • 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)
  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • 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
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Graduation from accredited School of Nursing with a BSN
  • Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
  • One (1) year current experience in Neurosciences, Trauma, Cardiovascular, Surgical Adult Acute care, Intermediate Care, or SNF that cares for these patient populations
  • Refractometer – POCT urine specific gravity
  • Stroke Education – 8 hour annual requirement
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs and use Safe Patient Mobilization equipment for which staff is provided education and equipment to minimize risk, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk significant cumulative distances (ie. escorting patients, transporting specimens/supplies to other buildings, etc), and standing for long periods of time
  • The ability with or without reasonable accommodation corrective lenses and/or hearing aids to use the senses of seeing (including color vision ability), hearing, touch, and smell to make correct judgments regarding patient conditions and safely administer care
  • The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation


  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification
  • Neurosciences Acute Care
  • Trach/Artificial Airway Management
  • Lumbar Drains
  • Stroke


  • New Grads 6 weeks
  • Specialty Experience 2-4 weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area 2-4 weeks
  • Resource 2-4 weeks
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: RN - Neurosciences & OTO/Head & Neck Surgery, PT Nights

Department: Neurosciences & OTO/Head & Neck Surgery

Location: OHS 9C15

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC59739