Providence Health & Services RN - Surgical Unit in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Surgical Unit (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We're looking for an experienced RN to work 3, 12 hour night shifts from 7:00pm to 7:30am. Schedules are communicated several weeks in advance and all caregivers will be required to work every other weekend.

This unit typically serves post-surgical (Urology, OBGYN, general abdominal surgeries, etc.) and medical patients with plenty of exposure to various drains, tubes and wound vacs. We have a diverse patient population which means that there’s something new that comes through every day and creates a fantastic atmosphere for any nurse to learn and hone their practice and operate at the top of their license!

This is a 46-bed unit with 16 beds dedicated to telemetry. This unit has quick patient turnover with the average length of stay sitting at approximately 2 – 3 days. Working on this large unit means that the medical surgical component dictates a varied scope of learning from the different types of patients you see.

The teamwork on this unit is AMAZING with 12 RNs on the night shift plus 2 CNAs and a Charge RN. This team uses one another, working together, to provide quality care to our patients. The culture on this unit is also one of high collaboration and a shared decision making structure. With opportunities to take part in the unit-based council as well as house-wide committees to be involved at a larger scope.

This unit has an amazing Nurse Manager, Nicole Bailey, who’s been with the organization since 1998; growing from a CNA to her present role. Nicole says she has “always been drawn to the core values and the mission statement. [She] really likes the people and family feel. Everyone takes care of each other.”

Providence Portland Medical Center is a part of Providence Health & Services in Oregon, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics and affiliated health services. We are recognized for our excellence in patient care and research areas such as cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health, rehabilitation services and behavioral health. We have over 3,400 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 483 licensed beds. Providence Portland Medical Center is a Magnet Recognized facility for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This position is eligible for:

  • Full-time benefits

  • PTO

  • Retirement options

  • Opportunity for assistance with continuing education

In this position, you will:

  • Provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment.

  • Be accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan.

  • Practice in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire

  • All Registered Nurses (RNs) without a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing must obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher within 3 years of hire.

  • A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a Bachelor's degree in nursing

  • Unencumbered RN license in Oregon (OSBN)

  • Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) card must be from the following:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider),

  • American Red Cross (ARC) -(BLS for Healthcare Provider), or

  • Military Training Network (MTN) –(Healthcare Provider) upon hire.

  • 12 months of acute care experience working with the patient population similar to the Surgical Unit -or- completion of the specialty residency located at Providence Portland Medical Center

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • RNs with Bachelor's degree in nursing will be given Priority

  • National Certification in Medical Surgical (CMSRN)

  • Three (3) years of Medical Surgical RN experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 218139