The Nechiporuk Lab focuses on the basic research concerning development of the peripheral system in zebrafish. The student worker will help with daily operations of a 500-tank zebrafish facility.
Primary responsibilities consist of facility and systems maintenance, feeding adult and larval zebrafish, and accurate documentation.
Work is generally 10 hours per week during normal working hours, however, some evening and weekend work will be necessary on occasion.
- Uses independent judgment and established parameters to screen for potential organ, tissue, and eye donation in all DSA hospitals; obtain consent for donation; communicate with donor families, hospital staff and transplant teams; conduct donor management in ICU; place organs for transplant and assist with organ recovery; complete required donor follow up; screen import organ offers
- Develops and delivers individualized curriculum to educate students regarding the federal rules requiring hospital staff to call a Donor Referral Line with every potential hospital death, the requirements for clinical support of the severely head-injured patient and the need for multi-professional coordination and assistance in the donation process. Student groups include the following: residents, medical students, critical care interns, nursing and physician assistant students and respiratory therapy.
- Provides education of hospital staff and other professional staff regarding donation; cooperates with Hospital Services Coordinators in conducting After Action Reviews; participates in PNTB committees.
- Accesses and manages privileged information in 82 partner donor hospitals amongst many shareholders related to organ donation as per the federal mandate of the National Transplant Act of 1984 in order to fulfill the mission of organ donation. This includes but is not limited to physicians, nurses, medical examiners, district attorneys, transplant centers and OPOs nationwide and internationally as well as the federal government and multiple regulatory bodies.
- Acts as a consultant and support for physicians and other healthcare professionals in our 82 partner facilities, in which we are contracted to provide professional services in matters related to organ donation, clinical management, and support of potential donors. Such consulting, for example, can include catastrophic brain injury guidelines, declaration of brain death, and Federal Guideline requirements for the “Conditions of Participation” for Medicare facilities.
The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical support services to licensed pharmacists who are responsible for the investigational drugs service. The investigational drug service is responsible for the maintenance of information for regulatory agencies, sponsors and the institution with regards to the provision of investigational drug services to both inpatient and outpatient subjects. Subjects enrolled in clinical trials utilizing the investigational drug service range in age from neonates, infants less than one year of age, children and adolescents ages 10-18, adults ages 19-65 and the elderly over age 65.
Coordinate and perform wide range of administrative duties in support of the Department of Pharmacy Services. This job would include assisting with maintenance of studies in Vestigo and development of supporting policies and procedures. The coordinator will implement and maintain administrative processes within the pharmacy including scheduling of meetings for investigators, study monitors, and administrative teams. The coordinator conduct audits of studies and interpret regulations as they relate to data collected for the purposes of maintaining study integrity and the records of research pharmacy. They will maintain an up-to-date understanding of regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to research pharmacy. Finally, they will complete monthly IBS reports and help the pharmacy maintain relationships with the research community.
Provide psychiatric evaluation and ongoing daily treatment for patients age 9-17 years of age, including medication management and brief individual interventions appropriate to the age, condition, functioning and cultural background of the patient and their family.
- Coordinate education for residents and provide consultation to the multidisciplinary team
- Develop treatment interventions for pts
- Administrative and other duties may be assigned based on department needs and your areas of expertise and interest, including opportunities to participate in departmental management and to serve on institutional committees
- The incumbent will work as a Pediatric Inpatient Physician at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health. You will be expected to cover your fair share of call, as assigned, with other faculty on weekends and holidays, up to 10 weekends in a year.
Patient Care: Provides direct care to the patient as required for meal service including: assists patients with the menu order process, makes sure patients are ready for meal with over-bed table cleared; delivers trays to patients; is alert for tray accuracy, checks as delivering trays; makes second rounds to patients getting them anything they need within their dietary restrictions; is alert for items left on trays (glasses, dentures, paperwork); demonstrates performance consistent with Departmental, Divisional and organizational expectations and core competencies; performs area specific skills and follows established protocols including: uses two patient identifiers; uses hand sanitizer between patient contacts; recognizes and responds to emergent situations; documents according to established policies and procedures including: patient intakes and calorie count data in Epic on the computer; converts weights and measures for food items for calorie count data; coordinates care and/or services with other team members including: alerts dietitians and dietetic technicians to patients’ needs and arranges for snacks as appropriate; notifies nursing and other professional staff of patient needs when out of the Room Service Associate scope of practice; communicates in a respectful, caring and non-judgmental manner; reinforces nutritional teaching and counseling which is supportive and/or restorative of health; assumes responsibility for professional/job related development, knowledge of advances in technology, use of new equipment and appropriate application of hospital systems; incorporates quality improvement practices into performance; incorporates the principles of OHSU’s Mission Statement into performance; supports patient and family centered care across the continuum through service coordination; adheres to HIPPA and confidentiality guidelines; adheres to the OHSU Code of Conduct; Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics:
- Carries out job responsibilities in an ethical, effective and professional manner.
- Reports potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
- Models ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance, and personal integrity.
- Participates in training programs.
- Understands and complies with OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules and regulations
Hospitality: fulfills responsibility to organization through performance that promotes the service excellence philosophy; provides outstanding care to patients including: immediate service recovery, listens and responds to patients’ needs including unspoken or subtle requests, assists patients, family and friends with concierge type services including providing information resources; completes patient satisfaction surveys weekly
Clerical: keeps list of patients for assigned floor(s), checks diets on the food and nutrition list with the list on the care unit(s); keeps communication log(s) current; orders par stock via fax machine; records food intakes, fluid intakes, and calorie count information in the EPIC system.
Food Preparation: makes coffee for the unit as needed.
Sanitation: puts frozen and refrigerated stock away quickly; stocks non-perishables; picks up trays from meals and puts into soiled tray cart; cleans pantry, refrigerator, freezer and other storage areas.
Sustainability: supports sustainability efforts of the Food & Nutrition Department by participating fully in the recycling programs.
Waste Prevention: prevents waste by assisting patients to get what they want; using oldest first (FIFO), and preparing only what is needed; demonstrates fiscal accountability and the effective use of resources.
The custodial position is part of a highly productive, flexible team capable of collaborating with other work units to provide our customers with an outstanding environment in which to work.
The Custodian will provide cleaning services, and other duties as assigned to the university. Individuals in this position may perform work independently through assignments and demonstrate efficient use of time by following written and verbal direction including other means to achieve department goals. The custodian must have attention to detail, a passion for cleaning and the ability to maintain a positive rapport with customers. OHSU is committed to sustainable practices; the custodian will perform green cleaning practices and provide feedback to analyze effectiveness.
The Talent Acquisition & Outreach Associate performs a variety of professional, coordination, and administrative activities in the Talent Management Department, amplifying OHSU’s visibility as a destination employer and providing critical support to Talent Acquisition Partners.
Depending on assignment, the Talent Acquisition & Outreach Associate will report to either the Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations & Recruitment Marketing functional area, or the Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations & New Hire Coordination functional area. This role will carry out tasks that advance strategies around sourcing and outreach, screening and assessment, workforce planning, and candidate experience.
- Supports Talent Acquisition Partners with administrative and recruitment activities such as outreach, sourcing, and gathering and presenting data.
- Conducts outreach, places advertising (as directed by Talent Acquisition Partners and Recruitment Marketing Specialist), and other sourcing activities, with a priority of attracting diverse candidate pools, including engaging passive and active candidates, building pipelines, and enhancing visibility of OHSU opportunities.
- Deploys recruitment outreach strategies and reports outcomes to Talent Acquisition Partners. Provides information gained on market trends.
- Answer and triage recruitment inquiries via email, phone and in person (when working in office); consulting with Talent Acquisition Partners and Managers on more complex questions.
- Under the direction of the Manager of Talent Acquisition Operations and Recruitment Marketing, drafts proactive communication to candidates regarding the recruitment process, OHSU’s employment brand, and other correspondence.
- Identify opportunities to incorporate principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and OHSU’s values into communications, job postings, and recruitment processes.
- Posts positions in applicant tracking system-iCIMS. Creates assessments during posting process to build efficiency in screening process.
- Trains and educates hiring managers and their support staff on requisition approval process and workflows to ensure a smooth, consistent, positive experience.
- Coordinates with other Associates to manage shared mailboxes.
- Provides recruitment support to hiring managers or other HR team members with the prescreening applicants, managing candidates in the applicant tracking system, creating offer letters for new hires.
- Supports the administration of pathway programs for sourcing and recruiting.
- Supports the administration and marketing of programs such as Employee Referral Bonus Program, OHSU Hot Jobs.
- Represents OHSU at community events and career fair activities, in person or virtual.
- Provides input on potential barriers to the hiring process that should be removed as well as best practices that provide for equitable hiring outcomes.
- Prepares informational documents and packets.
- Updates recruitment related items on the intranet “O2” under the direction of Manager.
- Coordinates with other functional areas of HR to update content on intranet.
- Participates in HR process improvements or systems development projects as assigned.
- Provides administrative support to Talent Acquisition Partners, ie. scheduling meetings, interviews.
- Manages a small requisition load as a growth/development opportunity, and to support increases in recruitment volume, being mentored by Senior Talent Acquisition Partners.
As a Senior Clinical Research Assistant, this individual is responsible for clinical, administrative, and educational research activities at the direction of the NICH Director of Research. This position requires someone who can relatively independently manage multiple protocols for three multisite studies, including collaboration with site researchers. This person will have primary responsibilities that include recruiting and retaining participants, collecting participant data, developing and maintaining project databases and procedures, monitoring data quality, maintaining study supplies, communicating effectively crafting and adhering to IRB protocols, assisting with preparation of manuscripts, and grant applications, and coordinating efforts across sites. They will also be responsible for contributing to educating and training lab volunteers and students and supporting PhD and MD students on NICH research projects. Fluency with RedCap, SPSS, and EPIC is strongly encouraged. The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
**** New-hires are eligible for a $10,000 hiring bonus*****
The ST performs the delegated duties that ensure that the OR environment is safe, that equipment is cleaned and functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The ST possesses expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique; he/she combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to safely facilitate invasive and/or diagnostic procedures. The ST has the ability to manage stressful/unusual situations in a positive manner, and embraces the OHSU Core Competencies (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork) into his/her practice.
Surgical Technologists (ST) are an integral part of the team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical Technologists function in the role of scrub person. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of the surgeon and the R.N. to ensure that the O.R. environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of surgical technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate safe care of the patient during invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist role requires extended periods of standing, lifting heavy instrumentation, and potential exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.
The ST also maintains the unit by stocking delivery rooms, maintaining surgical equipment, managing inventory and additional duties as delegated.
ST's on the L&D unit may also be required to do the following: take and record vital signs; newborn weight measurement; phlebotomy; help with transportation and other duties delegated by a registered nurse.
Grant writing – Applicant will submit a F32 proposal.
Manuscript writing – Applicant will submit 1 publication per year.
Applicant will manage and execute lab experiments.
Applicant will perform necessary administrative paperwork for the lab.
The PAS Specialist is responsible for all reception duties including:check-in, check-out, telephones, providing a high level of administrative support to both providers and patients. This includes gathering appropriate and correct patient information, scheduling appointments, non-covered service forms, and collecting co-pays. Responsible for a smooth clinic flow.
This position is for a technical research assistant in the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH) at OHSU as part of a team of researchers and technical staff who work together to create tools and systems for assessing changes in memory and motor function in the elderly, using unobtrusive in-home sensor systems. This person will maintain the equipment for the ORCATECH studies including: setup and configuration of systems for studies; maintaining and troubleshooting issues in existing in-home systems in ORCATECH participant homes, assisting with tests of new equipment. This person may also help to explain and consent elders into research projects.
This position provides administrative support for the education mission of the department which includes approximately 65 residents/fellows and 120+ medical students and extra learners. This position will also provide administrative support for education faculty and managers. Responsibilities include:
- Sets up new user accounts in numerous online databases including QGenda, MedHub, ACGME and ABA sites.
- Maintains curriculum documents in MedHub.
- Runs various reports including leave reports, evaluation compliance, and case logs.
- Schedule meetings and appointments for education faculty and managers. Uploads and verifies all trainee schedules in Med Hub.
- Provides support for residency, fellowship, intern, and medical student didactics including calendaring, maintaining attendance records, and coordinating catering.
- Tracks the annual policy and website review process including uploading and replacing policies.
- Supports initial and recurring program orientation for rotating residents, medical students, and extra learners.
- Ensures that OHSU and visiting medical students, and rotating residents, are prepared for the rotation by providing orientation materials and checklists prior to the start of the rotation.
General office support/Administrative Support:
- Duties include preparation of correspondence, reports, memos, calendar management, and travel arrangements.
- Assists with poster design and printing.
- Maintains spreadsheets, filing and general support.
- Provides phone and walk-in reception for the education office, copy service upon request, organizing and maintaining file systems, arranging meetings, managing schedules/calendars and arranges and sets up workshops.
- Will provide basic computer support.
- Liaison for minor facilities and equipment repairs/maintenance.
- Actively participates in the department's Faculty & Administrative Support Team.
- Provides administrative support to the Residency Program Director. Chief Residents and the Director of Medical Student Education.
- Assists with special projects as assigned
This position will be a hybrid schedule of in-office and teleworking.
As a member of the OHSU Intercultural Psychiatric Program Administrative team, the Administrative Coordinator provides a wide variety of administrative support within IPP. Responsibilities include:
1. Point of Service Operations: As the IPP Administrative Coordinator, point of service operations duties include but not limited to being the primary contact for new patient intake, providing back up for the Patient Access Services team during outages and lunch/break coverage as needed. Coverage includes a wide variety of front desk administrative support, patient, and clinical oriented functions that encompass direct and indirect patient service including scheduling, check-in, out, and rescheduling of appointments, prescription refills, answering a multi-line clinic telephone, triage, and documenting accurately telephone calls from patients, agencies and others.
2. Revenue Cycle Support: Submit reimbursements, initiate payments for grants, create and distribute invoices for medical records requests. Other revenue cycle support and projects as needed or assigned.
3. Communications: Send and distribute incoming/outgoing faxes to correct location and staff. Accurately prepare medical record documents for manual scanning into the electronic medical record document imaging system. Organize and sort a variety of record forms. Index scanned documents into proper imaging folders. Operate and monitor scanning equipment. Perform initial visual quality review by monitoring scanned images.
4. Transcription and Typing: Create and assist with clinic letters, communications and reports. Type other program correspondence as needed or directed.
5. Supplies and Ordering: Ensure availability of supplies, equipment and forms needed for clinical and other operations. Use Oracle or other OHSU approved software to submit requisitions, receive items, etc. Contact and correspond with vendors to ensure appropriateness and on-time arrival of supplies.
6. Technology and Timekeeping: Serve as technology contact, including ITG network contact. Monitor all program computers for proper functioning and acceptable use. Troubleshoot office equipment and maintain adequate supplies of toner and other related consumables for office technology. Primary contact for wireless and telecom needs, submit CARS requests as directed by supervisory staff for phone or technology changes. Provide timekeeping services and related support to supervisor on an as needed basis.
7. Miscellaneous Duties: Serve as main contact and liaison to Tri-Met, Ride 2 Care, and other transportation agencies. Maintain log of ride issues and grievances while collecting data for reporting purposes. Other duties as assigned.
The Director of Adult Blood & Marrow Transplantation shall lead all aspects of the BMT program including education, research, and clinical programming. The Adult BMT Director will report to the Head of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Anticipated institutional collaborative efforts for managing the BMT program will include efforts with the Doernbecher Pediatric BMT Program leader, OHSU Cellular Therapy Program Leader, Hematology & Oncology Division Medical Director, the OHSU Hematology & Oncology Division Quality Director, OHSU Vice President for Oncology Services, as well as members of other Knight Cancer Institute leadership team, to design and execute strategic initiatives. The BMT Director will serve as the Program Director for hematopoietic cellular therapy in accordance with FACT-JACIE Standards. The BMT Director may delegate specific duties to other faculty leaders in support of the BMT program.
- Clinical Operations. Per FACT-JACIE Standards for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy: The BMT Director will provide leadership for:
- Administrative and clinical operations, including serving as Medical Director of the Northwest Marrow Transplant Program, coordinating care between Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Legacy-Good Samaritan Hospital teams, and to maintain compliance with FACT standards and other regulations and policies.
- Active management of the clinical program, including quality management, selection and care of recipients and donors, and cell collection and processing. Focus on achieving and maintaining national quality measures is a major focus as well as assuring Center of Excellence status with external payers.
- Oversight of the medical care provided by members of the clinical program, including verification of the knowledge and skills of members.
Currently, shared direction is planned for the OHSU Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy and the Immune Effector Cell therapy programs.
- Research. The BMT Director will work with the BMT team faculty, along with members of the Knight Cancer Institute clinical research management team, to ensure a broad portfolio of research, including translational research studies and clinical trials. Clinical trials will include institutional investigator initiated studies, as well as those sponsored by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as to ensure active participation in the BMT Clinical Trials Network and other cooperative groups. Ongoing commitment to maintaining institutional data base and registry will assure ongoing clinical research efforts.
- BMT Clinical Trials Network
- SWOG/ NCTN
- Operations and Finance. The BMT Director will work with the OHSU Hospital Transplant Manager, with the Hematology & Oncology Division and Knight Cancer Institute to develop and execute strategies for focused program areas of excellence and growth and to allocate program-specific resources, including:
- Faculty recruitment and team expansion
- Knight strategic planning
- Value Stream Management
- Marketing and community outreach
- CIBMTR registry
- Education and Faculty Development. The BMT Director will work with other senior BMT team members, to maintain a structure for orientation and continuing education for all program members, including faculty physicians and APPS, fellows and residents, nursing, and pharmacy. The BMT Director will meet with individual faculty to monitor and support their professional development and advancement.. The BMT director will actively recruit faculty to develop the clinical and research programs and will engage in faculty building, retention and development opportunities.
- Annual faculty reviews
- APP leadership meetings
- Internal and external educational conferences
- Assure FACT annual educational targets are
BMT Program leadership roles: The following faculty leadership roles are in place or may be created. Collaborative management is anticipated and necessary where these positions will work directly with the BMT Director to effectively implement the program.
- Pediatric Clinical Program Director (joint NWMTP)
- Adult Legacy Good Samaritan Clinical Program Director (joint NWMTP)
- BMT Program Quality Medical Director
- Adult Marrow Collection Facility Medical Director
- Pediatric Marrow Collection Facility Medical Director
- Apheresis Collection Facility Medical Director
- Cell Therapy Facility Medical Director
- Clinical Director, BMT Program
- Director of Research, BMT
- Program Leader, Immune effector cellular therapy
Accountability for assessing Adult BMT program success and to establish prospective Adult BMT program targets will be assessed annually with Hematology & Oncology Division, OHSU hospital and Knight Cancer Institute leaderships.
It is anticipated the position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, teaching research/academic, and inpatient service.
This student worker position will assist with laboratory operations of the Gene Profiling Shared Resource and DNA Services Core to support laboratory organization, work flows, logistics, general bench support to the Core laboratory, and some assistance with sample processing. Duties include maintenance of consumable inventories, receiving and logging in of packages, freezer organization, intake and return of client samples, and equipment cleaning and decontamination. Position also includes administrative duties, such as emailing clients, transporting items around campus, shipping out samples, receiving and logging in of reagents and kits, assisting with project folder management, and label printing. General bench support duties include making aliquots, labeling tubes, setting up workstations, and direct assistance to Core staff scientists. Sample processing duties include biospecimen handling, project documentation, and clear communication with project managers.
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for multiple operations within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM), and serves as administrative support to the Office Manager, Fellowship Program Coordinator, research admin team, as well as Division leadership (Division Manager, Division Head, Clinical Chief and Fellowship Directors). The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, curious professional who thrives when working with others, enjoys variety in day-to-day tasks, is knowledgeable about information technology systems and website design/maintenance, and is interested in understanding and continuously improving the functionality of administrative systems.
Located in the Streblow lab within the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU. Post-Doctoral scholars will be expected to perform research consistent with the goals of an OHSU principal investigator (PI), Dan Streblow, requiring specialized or technological expertise including:
- Perform molecular biology techniques including western blot analysis, northern blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, real-time PCR, ELISA, reporter assays, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopy
- Cloning techniques and protein expression and analysis
- Tissue culture and virological techniques including animal models of virus infection
Post-Doctoral scholars will participate in a significant research program or multiple large programs of high visibility. Collaborates with stakeholders on developing and performing research. Data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts, and presentations. Oversee and train up to three employees within the lab. Additional duties as assigned.
The Research Assistant 2 consults with research and pathology staff to perform requests that meet the specific aims of each project. Laboratory duties, including labeling and filing slides and cassettes, accessioning samples, data entry, preparing tissue blocks, routine H&E and special staining, coverslipping, making solutions, routine equipment maintenance, processing and embedding tissues from nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species. The successful applicant will also be trained in immunohistochemistry (IHC), next generation in-situ hybridization (ISH) and advance tissue analysis for IHC and ISH. The position requires general knowledge of universal precautions and willingness to work with Biosafety Level-2 agents and potentially hazardous chemical agents.
This is a partial telecommute position! Some work will be in the clinic and some work will be done remotely. Hiring bonus and relocation package available.
The Registered Nurse Coordinator is a key member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team, which includes providers, residents, fellows and other clinical support staff. The RN Coordinator provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients seeking care at OHSU for Breast team for Surgical Oncology. S/he assesses patient and family needs, assists in developing a plan of care, implements, educates, and evaluates the care delivered. The RN Coordinator serves as a key communication link between the patient, his/her family and the care team. The RN Coordinator is a continuous advocate for patients and their families, ensuring that clinical and business systems are customer service focused. The RN Coordinator practices in accord with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence. The RN Coordinator reports to the Manager of Care Management and Coordination, Ambulatory Oncology Clinics.
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.
Department Specific Responsibilities
1. The RN Coordinator works with the Providers to ensure that all baseline clinical information, both diagnostic and therapeutic, is gathered together in a systematic fashion prior to the patients visit. S/he works to ensure that new patients are prepared for the testing, evaluation and potential outcome of the visits ahead of time.
2. The RN Coordinator collaborates with the Nurse Navigators, Team Coordinators, Care Coordinators, and Managed Care Coordinators to ensure that all appropriate business-related information is gathered prior to the visit, authorizations have been obtained and pre-registration has taken place.
3. The RN Coordinator collaborates with multiple interdisciplinary teams to ensure timely and accurate care is provided to patients and their families.
4. The RN Coordinator may be called upon to assign tasks to team members after assessing patient needs, staff skills and resources.
5. The RN Coordinator collaborates with other members of the team to ensure that patient flow is expedited during clinical practice sessions.
6. The RN Coordinator ensures that Provider orders that result from the new patient visit are recorded and executed. S/he also works to ensure that laboratory and other diagnostic findings are available to clinicians in a timely fashion after tests are performed. S/he tracks the post visit flow information to ensure that plans of care are executed in a timely fashion.
7. The RN Coordinator ensures that when hospitalization is required; those patients and their family members understand prior to admission, what they can expect during the pre-hospitalization, hospital stay and post discharge period. The RN Coordinator is expected to troubleshoot any problems that patients and their families may encounter in preparing for or during their hospital stay.
General Clinical/Patient Care
1. Identifies the needs of patients through observations of disease symptoms, emotional state, cultural and socioeconomic background and response to medical regimen and treatment. Uses knowledge of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. Incorporates assessment of pain, nutritional and functional need.
2. Triages and responds or refers inquiries appropriately. Recognizes and reports specific physical and emotional conditions/needs/concerns of the patients to appropriate members of the health care team. Alerts Providers to unusual observations of patients to facilitate immediate attention e.g. respiratory distress.
3. Plans as appropriate for the needs of patients and uses knowledge of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. Collaborates with Providers and other members of the clinical support team in planning for the needs of the patients.
4. Provides individualized nursing care that responds to the needs of patients and demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment required by patients.
5. Responds to the emotional needs of patients by demonstrating sensitivity to the emotional state of patients. By developing a therapeutic relationship, the RNC will communicate to patients in an appropriate manner, utilizing assessment and professional problem solving to resolve conflict or barriers experience by the patient. Refers to appropriate members of the health team indicated.
6. Assesses patient/family learning needs; including barriers to learning and the most effective teaching methods. Implements patient teaching utilizing all available resources.
Inpatient Clinical Care
1. RN Coordinator will coordinator appointments and order planned admissions and communicate the plan to the inpatient staff to ensure optimal clinical outcomes.
2. RN Coordinator will work with the Nursing Manager and the service chief in development of protocol and pathway driven care for most common malignancies treated on the Hem/Onc service as well as key measures of quality of care for the Med Onc Service, including adherence to pathways.
3. RN Coordinator will work with the Nursing Manager and Clinical Director to periodically review key quality indicators. On the basis of these reviews, RN Coordinator will assist the Nursing Manager and the Clinical Director in developing or modifying relevant processes of care to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Outpatient Clinical Care
1. Assesses patient/family status and needs both actual and potential according to established standards
2. Educates patient/family on chemotherapy and plan of treatment as established by the Physician.
3. Coordinates and implements initiation of treatment plan of care.
4. Monitors, maintains and modifies the plan of care based on patient/family response to interventions.
5. Collaborates with call center staff and triage nurses to triages all patient calls; triages Provider calls and assists with communication when necessary. Uses standing orders to manage patient care when appropriate triage.
6. Recognizes and effectively responds to emergencies. Speaks with Providers directly in all emergency situations.
7. Assists with appropriate program placement if needed.
8. Acts as a patient advocate, preserving basic patients and family rights. Provides support to patients and families.
9. Demonstrates knowledge of practice specific standards of care in actual performance.
10. Clarifies and accurately executes provider orders, per established protocol.
11. Recognizes ethical issues and takes appropriate action in the provision of care.
12. Maintains current knowledge of pharmacology and competency in modes of administration.
13. Collaborates with support services based on patient and family needs (genetic counseling, social worker, nutrition, etc.)