Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Pediatric Oncology Clinic & Infusion Center, Resource

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
ONA union represented
Hem/Onc/BMT/Infusion Clinic
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
Variable, Monday-Friday
Variable, 7:00AM-7:00PM
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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.


The nurse in this position will provide comprehensive care to pediatric hematology/oncology patients in an ambulatory setting, including administration of chemotherapy, blood products and supportive care. The nurse will need to be or become certified to administer chemotherapy through the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (APHON) curriculum. The RN also will provide infusion therapy for specialty service patients such as gastroenterology and nephrology. In addition, the nurse will be assigned to coordinate care for two to three Hematology Oncology providers’ patient populations.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Demonstrates competency in administration of chemotherapy and non- chemotherapy infusions, chemo Intravenous (IV) push and oral chemo. Wears appropriate protective equipment while administering chemotherapy.
  • Interprets chemotherapy road map in order to verify MD orders for chemotherapy and procedures.
  • Responds to acute illness using assessment skills and technical skills and immediately activating medical support as needed.
  • Documents in Epic all care provided, phone advice given, teaching provided.
  • Thoroughly documents all nursing activities according to compliance guidelines and on the same day that care is provided.  Records medication start and stop times to ensure appropriate billing. Documents clearly and thoroughly so knowledge of patient’s condition and any psychosocial factors are clear to the next care provider.
  • Navigates Epic Beacon and Infusion Plan applications proficiently, releasing chemo and lab orders appropriately and timely. 
  • Coordinates care during the assigned day with all members of care team including teachers, social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, Care Management RN (discharge planner), Palliative Care, Hospice RNs, Child Life, PT/OT, and all Hem/Onc and other pediatric subspecialists who refer patients to the infusion room.
  • Demonstrates competency in central line care and blood draws from central lines, following policy.
  • Anticipates the needs of patients and families. Conducts anticipatory guidance teaching about behavioral and symptom management, medication management, grief, ect. Assesses psychosocial and physical needs of the patient during all interactions. Engages appropriate team members to support the family throughout their experience.
  • Takes an active role in planning the workflow of clinic and in a way that maximizes use of rooms and staff and values the patient’s time. Proactively plan follow up visits, look ahead to schedules to help maintain the balance of patients to resources. Actively participates in quality improvement activities.

Required Qualifications

  • 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). ADN with relevant experience will be considered.
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • Previous Experience in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology including administration of chemotherapy and blood products.
  • Minimum two years of pediatric nursing experience with acutely ill patients.
  • APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider.
  • 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).Strong analytic skills; demonstrated organizational skills; demonstrated problem solving skills; demonstrated communication skills both interpersonal and conflict resolution including fluency in oral and written English; demonstrated planning skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting; Intermediate computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use the Electronic Health Record information and tools. 
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred.
  • Previous experience with Epic EMR.
  • Previous experience with Epic’s Beacon application.
  • CPHON certification.

Additional Details


  • Specialty Experience:  8-12 weeks
  • Experience, but not in specialty area: 6 months

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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