Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Ambulatory Oncology Clinical RN Coordinator

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Radiation Medicine
Salary Range
$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience
0700-1730, four 10 hour shifts
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Registered Nurse Coordinator (RNC) is a key member of a multi-disciplinary Radiation Oncology team that includes medical providers, residents, fellows, social workers, radiation therapists, and various clinic support staff. The RN Coordinator provides both direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients undergoing radiation treatment. The RNC assesses patient and family care needs, assists in developing a plan of care, implements interventions, conducts educational sessions, and evaluates the care delivered. The RNC functions similar to a nurse navigator in serving as a point of contact, triage clinician, and key communication link across inter-professional teams and various organizational resources in coordinating care activities that deliver continuity of care & support for radiation patients. The RNC serves as a continuous advocate for patients and their families.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus up to $10,000 DOE and Relocation Package Available. Must begin work by July 1, 2024 to qualify.


$49.16-$78.18 per hour, based on RN Degree and level of experience


This position is designed to be an on-site role. However, Radiation Oncology nursing acknowledges that remote work (aka WFH = work from home) supports wellness and work-life balance.  In support of this belief, a registered nurse coordinator (RNC) may be afforded a hybrid work schedule format as a conditional accommodation contingent upon on-site operational and direct patient care needs being appropriately met as a priority, and in a way that remote working does not impart an operational strain or care delivery gap. Working remotely may be approved, denied, or revised by the charge RN, nurse scheduler, or supervisor/manager as needed, and in alignment with established team expectations, organizational policy, and ONA contract parameters.


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


I. Scientist

A. Evaluates knowledge of self and others:

1. Evaluates own knowledge and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and evidence-based knowledge in consultation with peers and colleagues.
2. Evaluates knowledge and nursing practice of peers in relation to professional practice standards and evidence-based knowledge and provides feedback that enhances their growth and development.

B. Identifies complexities within OHSU systems and participates in resolving barriers to effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible care delivery.

C. Evaluates patient outcomes against nurse-sensitive indicators and participates in raising the standard of nursing practice when results are below benchmark.


II. Leader

A. Uses an evidence-based decision making process to determine the patient’s priority goals and care activities:

1. Gathers pertinent information from patient and others to establish relevant data base about the patient and the patient’s condition.
2. Determines changes in the patient’s condition and stability based on clinical parameters, population data, and nursing knowledge and evidence.
3. Uses a population and evidence based approach to determine the patient’s individualized priority goals and care activities in relation to: Nursing’s independent scope of practice (safety, comfort, hygiene, restorative measures, and health promotion); and in relation to the interdisciplinary plan of care
4. Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care by evaluating the patient’s response, outcomes, and changes in stability and makes recommendations for modifications to the plan of care.

B. Speaks up immediately about concerns regarding assigned responsibilities and available resource.


III. Practitioner

A. Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families.

B. Assigns and supervises tasks consistent with other caregivers’ scope of practice or job responsibilities, adhering to standards, regulations, and role expectations including self-care and collaborative teamwork.

C. Implements direct and indirect nursing care consistent with evidence-based practices, healthcare policies and procedures, scope and standards of practice, and Nursing’s Code of Ethics.


IV. Knowledge Transfer

A. Collaborates with the patient/family in developing a teaching plan to meet learning needs. Effectively transfers information about disease, health, treatment plan and recovery to patient, family and documents teaching and plan in the electronic record.

B. Communicates evaluation of patient’s stability, progress, discharge plan and recommendation for continuity of the medical and nursing plan to other members of the health care team, including accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic record.

C. Effectively transfers knowledge to other members of the team to support the safety of their practice, while maintaining caring and compassionate relationships with all healthcare team members.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all RNs:

  • 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
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license and Washington RN license by 1 week before start date
  • Must be able to float between Marquam Hill and the clinic in Beaverton
  • Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date
  • Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):

  • One-year recent experience as a Registered Nurse. 

Preferred Qualifications

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):

  • At least one-year experience in Oncology or an Ambulatory Nursing setting preferred.
  • OCN Certification
  • ACLS

Additional Details

Orientation Time:

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.


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

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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