Oregon Health & Science University

Orthopedic Oncology Nurse Navigator

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Salary Range
$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience
HR Mission
School of Medicine
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 American Nurses Association (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 RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


This position also comes with great benefits! Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents.
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation - 192 to 288 hours per year depending on length of service, prorated for part-time
  • Sick Leave - 96 hours per year, prorated for part-time
  • Holidays - up to 64 holiday hours per calendar year (employees accrue .0308 holiday hours for each hour paid)
  • Substantial public transportation discounts (Tri-met and C-Tran)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including extensive wellness resources

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus up to $10,000 DOE and Relocation Package Available.

Must start by July 1, 2024 to qualify. $49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience



The Nurse Navigator will work collaboratively with the orthopedic oncology faculty experts and their interdisciplinary teams. The nurse navigator coordinates the care for the patient prior to the patient’s first consult visit at OHSU.  This position will work with sarcoma team to develop standard metrics, identify patient barriers, coordinate smooth transitions of care, and to be available for team members in gathering data for new patients that will allow the team to create a plan of care at the patient’s first visit and, through the work up phase of their disease.

An Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) at OHSU is a professional RN with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individual assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers.  Using the nursing process, an ONN provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision-making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care as they approach their first visit.   This individual will serve as the primary point of contact for all navigated patients within the disease specialties they cover and will thoroughly hand off care (verbally and in EMR documentation) to providers and nurses assuming care of the patient. The hand off point varies by specialty. In some cases, the hand off may occur after the first consult, but for other patients, the navigator will follow the patient through initial modalities of care, particularly when patients need monitoring for timeliness in transitioning to the next modality of care or adherence to treatment standards (i.e., transition from surgery to med onc, med onc to rad onc).

The ONN interfaces with research staff, and works to identify patients who may be suitable candidates for clinical trials

Required Qualifications


  • External Applicants: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing awarded 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) by 30 days before the start date.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before start date.

    Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (competencies):

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred.
  • Prefer oncology ambulatory nursing care coordination experience

  • Demonstrated ability to take a leading role in developing a new position to include:
    • Developing systems to track trends in patient barriers to care.
    • Collaborating with the team to create customized workflows to improve patient outcomes.
  • Prefer experience with telephone triage in oncology

Additional Details

Orientation Period: 4-6 weeks


1 position available

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.


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