Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit, FT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Job Type
ONA union represented
Posting Department
Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit
Posting Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Posting FTE
Posting Schedule
Posting Hours
Nightshift, 1900-0730
Drug Testable

Department Overview

***Multiple positions available***


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).

Function/Duties of Position

Up to $12,000 Hiring Bonus. Up to $8000 in Relocation also Available. Night Differential Pay! Free parking at night!


If you would like to learn more, please reach out to the hiring manager, Kimberly at paiement@ohsu.edu . She is very personable and would love to talk with you!



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.


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.




Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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 or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • One (1) year current experience in cardiovascular, neurosciences, medical-surgical adult acute care, intermediate Care, or SNF that cares for these patient populations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking
  • Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
  • 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
  • Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • 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


  • Experienced RN: 4-6 weeks

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible




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