Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Ambulatory Oncology Nurse Navigator-Sarcoma, FT, Days

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
CHH Oncology Clinic-Patient Access & Navigation
Salary Range
Based on ONA contractec rates
Five 8-hour shifts 8-4:30 or 7:30-4; Potential for 10-hour days with variable day off 7-5:30 or 7:30-6
See posting schedule information
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

We are Oregon’s only public academic health center.

  • The National Cancer Institute recognizes the Knight Cancer Institute as one of only as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, its highest distinction for research excellence and patient care.
  • US News & World Report ranks OHSU #37 out of more than 900 cancer centers in the nation.   
  • In addition to caring for patients, we lead groundbreaking research.
  • We also train the next generation of health care professionals.
  • We give you a rich learning environment and complex cases not found elsewhere in Oregon.


All are welcome.


OHSU welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, national origins, religions and sexual orientations. We are striving to build an anti-racist, multicultural institution.


You get to live in Portland, Oregon.


We enjoy majestic landscapes, a vibrant yet easygoing vibe, and some of the best food, wine, beer and coffee in the world.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring bonus and relocation reimbursement available


Add complexity and variety to your nursing career on OHSU’s Ambulatory Oncology Navigation team. You will engage with patients over the phone before their first consult with the oncology specialty physician and in clinic at their first appointment.


OHSU is a Magnet organization, recognized for nursing excellence. You’ll make a real difference as you advance your career at Oregon’s top-rated hospital.


Support new oncology patients and ease their anxiety in preparation for their first appointment:


You will call patients before the first oncology appointment and may meet them in clinic at the appointment. Specifically you will engage with patients to:


  • Prepare patients for the first consult
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary appointments as needed
  • Outline anticipated next steps for the patient and family
  • Identify and address barriers to care
  • Support them through initial transitions of care


You will work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a supportive team of health care professionals. You will navigate 30-40 new patients per month. You will enjoy unmatched opportunities to learn and be inspired at Oregon’s only public academic health center.



  • Hiring bonus and relocation package available
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- 192 to 288 hours per year depending on length of service
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated for part-time employees) 
  • Holidays - up to 64 holiday hours per calendar year (employees accrue .0308 holiday hours for each hour paid)
  • Commuter subsidies 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits 
  • Discounts just for OHSU members
  • Get a raise once you earn an OCN or BMTCN certificate. OHSU will pay for your certification exam.

Required Qualifications

  • Three years of related clinical experience in adult or pediatric oncology
  • Demonstrated professionalism
  • Excellent communication and reflection skills
  • The ability to:
    • Work collaboratively on a team
    • Provide and receive feedback and delegate
    • Prioritize and adapt in stressful situations
  • Unencumbered Oregon State Board of Nursing RN license
  • External candidates: bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent ambulatory care oncology experience, in care coordination.
  • Internal candidates: Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Certified in oncology (Oncology Certified Nurse – OCN)
  • Experience with leadership, projects, or participation in shared governance

Additional Details


6-8 weeks


*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.

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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