Registered Nurse

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/20/2024

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Prism Health - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Job Shift: Day

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people living with HIV or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Our House provides integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, we provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing support services. To learn more about us visit us at,, and

Prism Health is the only nonprofit LGBTQIA+ health center providing comprehensive primary care, behavioral healthcare, and pharmacy services in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Since opening its doors in 2017, Prism Health has become a model for culturally specific care and now serves over 1,500 patients with a wide range of services, from day-to-day primary care and pharmacy needs to targeted services like gender-affirming care and specialized population health screenings.

CAP is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Registered Nurse I. The Registered Nurse (RN) I is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive healthcare to patients at Prism Health. The RN works autonomously and in collaboration with the clinical and integrated behavioral health team to provide comprehensive patient care, health education, and disease prevention using a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based approach.

The RN also plays a key role in the Quality Improvement metrics throughout the clinic and collaborates with other members of the Quality Improvement Committee to improve and implement clinic workflows and ensure compliance with Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) policies, procedures, and quality assurance standards.

Travel throughout the county and evening and weekend work are occasionally required.


  • Provide comprehensive nursing care to all ages in the FQHC setting.
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to provide trauma-informed, patient-centered, and evidence-based care.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients including physical exams, vital signs, phone triage, medication reconciliation, and social needs assessments.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and other treatments as prescribed by providers or in accordance with existing standing order protocols.
  • Perform nursing visits based on nurse visit protocols.
  • Perform triage, both in person and over the phone.
  • Perform short-term case management and care coordination in collaboration with other members of the primary care and integrated behavioral health team.
  • Facilitate report to emergency departments or direct patient admission to the hospital when needed.
  • Provide education to patients including but not limited to disease management, health coaching, preventative care, and medication instructions.
  • Document patient encounters accurately and in a timely manner within the electronic health record.
  • Adhere to Federal HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and evidence-based practice projects.
  • Provide support and guidance to medical assistants and other clinic staff as needed.
  • Other duties deemed necessary to achieve the mission of the organization.

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.

COMPENSATION: $89,523.20 annually

Successful candidates will have:

  • 3+ years nursing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
  • Basic Life Support card
  • Valid nursing license
  • Advanced knowledge of EMRs
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and to fill in when needed.
  • Excellent bedside manner and communication skills
  • Ability to explain treatments and conditions to patients of all ages and diverse populations.
  • Working knowledge of health care laws and regulations
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and strong understanding of issues relevant to PLWHA, gay/bisexual/queer men, transgender individuals, the larger LBGTQ+ community, and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues in a professional environment to best serve the needs of a client/patient.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels and professional relationships, including interpersonal solid communication ability.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet.
  • Ability to work independently with accountability and exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism at all times.


  • Minimum 1 year of nursing experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Valid Oregon and Washington RN license


  • Experience working within an FQHC or a community health setting.
  • Experience providing healthcare using a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. From Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Knowledge of community resources in the Portland metro, including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties.
  • Experience with phone triage, preferably experience using Schmitt-Thompson Protocols.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail.


CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits. Benefits may be adjusted based on FTE or hours worked. The below benefits are for 1.0 FTE or 40 hours a week.

Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks of paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries.
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement (if not assigned a company phone)
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program


  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary89,523.20 Annual
Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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