Oregon Health & Science University

General Surgery Outpatient RN Care Coordinator – Days, FT

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Digestive Health Center-Dept of Surgery
Salary Range
Per ONA Contract
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available.   The Digestive Health Center is seeking an RN to join the General Surgery team of RN care coordinators.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate with RN’s covering multiple disciplines, including General Surgery / Ab Wall / Hepatobiliary / Foregut and Colorectal surgical specialties.

The position will be in the DHC outpatient clinic, located at OHSU South Waterfront. 

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available.


The RN Coordinator will collaborate with other members of the RN team to ensure that patient flow is expedited during clinical practice sessions and coordination of outpatient care plans. This position will be responsible to cover sick calls, vacations, and extended leave for the surgical group, offering variety and expanded knowledge of RN scope.


Responsibilities include:

  • Colorectal:
    • Review endoscopy path reports, discuss with providers and update patient/referring MD
    • Review unresectable polyp referrals to determine best provider/place/time
  • Abdominal Wall:
    • Review undirected referrals to determine best provider/place/time
  • Foregut:
    • Support esophageal tumor board conference by reviewing outside documents in a timely manner
  • Bariatric and HBP: Provide coverage as needed as well as RN resource coverage
  • Coordinates and implements initiation of treatment plan of care
  • Ensures that the Provider orders that result from the new patient visit are recorded and executed. Also works to ensure that laboratory and  other diagnostic findings are available to clinicians in a timely fashion after tests are performed, tracking post visit flow information to ensure plans of care are executed appropriately and timely
  • Triages and responds or refers inquiries and urgent care patient calls appropriately
  • Recognizes and effectively responds to emergencies, speaking with Providers directly in all emergency situations
  • Acts as a patient advocate, preserving basic patients and family rights
  • Assists with appropriate program placement if needed
  • Acts as a patient advocate, preserving basic patients and family rights
  • Demonstrates knowledge of practice specific standards of care in actual performance
  • Recognizes ethical issues and takes appropriate action in the provision of care
  • Maintains current knowledge of pharmacology and competency in modes of administration

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)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in ambulatory
  • Experience in oncology
  • Experience in General Surgery
  • EPIC

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:  

  • New Graduates: 12 weeks
  • Specialty Experience: 4-6weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 10 weeks

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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