Oregon Health & Science University RN Coordinator in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

The Center for Hematologic Malignancies (CHM) treats patients with blood cancers and patients undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant. The unit treats patients from 18 years old to geriatrics. RN Coordinators at CHM work closely with physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, infusion RNs, social workers, researchers, medical assistants, team coordinators and schedulers in the care of the clinic's patients.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
  • FTE: 0.75, Part Time
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 3 or 4 days a week (specific days determined upon hire)
  • Salary Range: Salary based on the ONA contract
  • Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
  • Job Type: Union, Represented (ONA)
Functions/Duties of Position

This position plays a vital role in supporting the work of the physicians within the Center for Hematologic Malignancies (CHM). As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the nurse coordinator is responsible for the nursing management of patients being evaluated for and undergoing chemotherapy, related therapies, and/or on research protocols for hematologic malignancies and for stem cell transplantation. The nurse coordinator facilitates the patient's care process from consult visit, through identification of appropriate therapies, serving as an educator, concerned advocate, and liaison for patient and family. The nurse coordinator will use her/his nursing expertise to guide patient management. She/he will review and organize the results of the history and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, etc. She/he will participate in patient and practice conferences to review care and participate in clinical dialogue regarding best treatments. The nurse coordinator will evaluate the educational needs of patients and provide education for patients and families related to the disease process and the treatment plan. The nurse coordinator maintains good working relationships with the internal institutional departments that provide services to the CHM patients, and with the external customers - referring physicians, their office staff, hospital laboratories, and insurance company representatives. The nurse coordinator is expected to maintain current knowledge base pertinent to area of practice and in accordance with professional standards.

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
  • Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
  • 5 years nursing experience and at least 1 year experience with hematologic malignancies (e.g. leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to organize complex patient care
  • Focus/interest in oncology
  • Experience with managing patients on research protocols
  • Experience creating and managing patient treatment schedules (e.g. chemotherapy calendars)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of diverse customers in difficult situations
  • Ability to prioritize work demands and manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills with a focus on customer service
  • Leadership ability demonstrated by role modeling, professional demeanor
  • Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in response to unexpected changes in workload and patient status
  • Ability to work independently but within a team atmosphere where support of team members (e.g. vacation coverage
  • Learning skills and developing expertise needed for coverage of all CHM patient types) is required
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word
  • Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk
  • This position works in an extremely fast-paced and hectic environment with many interruptions, multiple demands and conflicting priorities
  • This position works with people at all levels of the organization and interacts with numerous internal OHSU departments and external customers (referring physician offices)
  • The office setting is small relative to the number of people using it
  • It creates the need to be able to deal with phone noise, many simultaneous conversations and frequent interruptions
  • This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk quickly throughout the hospital campus buildings, and walk back and forth from office to clinic many times each day
  • Heavy use of phones, personal computers, and OHSU's electronic patient medical record systems (Epic)
  • Work effectively as a part of a multidisciplinary team to assess patient needs and utilize staff resources appropriately
  • Communicate in a respectful, caring, and non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period
  • Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking
  • Able to lift 35 lbs
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Demonstrated understanding of managed care and its impact on the delivery of oncology services
  • Experience with EPIC or similar EMR application
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Oncology Certified Nurse certification
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 Coordinator

Department: Center for Hematologic Malignancies

Location: MNP 2210

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC62724