Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Radiation Medicine, Resource

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
ONA union represented
Radiation Medicine
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable, Monday-Friday
Variable, 7:00am-5:30pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview


Function/Duties of Position

The Registered Nurse works as a key member of a multi-disciplinary Radiation team and has the primary responsibility for and provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients undergoing radiation treatment. The RN serves as a key communication link between the patient, his/her family, and the care team. The RN is a continuous advocate for patients and their families, ensuring that clinical and business systems are customer service focused. 


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, 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 RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards

  • The RN ensures all baseline clinical information, both diagnostic and therapeutic, is gathered together in a systematic fashion prior to the patients visit.  S/he works to ensure that new patients are prepared for testing, evaluation and potential outcome of the visits ahead of time.
  • The RN assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural, and care planning needs. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.
  • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.
  • The RN documents assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Ensures that Physician orders that result from patient visits are recorded and executed.  S/he also works to ensure that laboratory and other diagnostic findings are available to clinicians in a timely fashion after tests are performed. S/he tracks the post visit flow of information to ensure that plans of care are executed in a timely fashion.

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 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 must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
  • One (1) year recent experience in a nursing environment. Professional Demeanor
  • Strong triage skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Leadership ability demonstrated by role modeling
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Science in Nursing for internal applicants
  • Recent experience in Oncology or an Ambulatory setting
  • Demonstrated experience in patient and family education
  • At least 1 year experience in providing telephone nursing support 

All are welcome

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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