The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology is comprised of specialists dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Many of our faculty are affiliated with one or more research programs in the Knight Cancer Institute. The division is part of the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and all our faculty members have joint appointments in the Knight Cancer Institute and the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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\u2122]. 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 Rectal Cancer Program Nurse Navigator is a new position created to develop and grow our existing rectal cancer treatment program. The nurse coordinator will be responsible for coordinating comprehensive care for rectal cancer patients and will be a key contributor to achieving accreditation for the rectal cancer program at OHSU. Rectal cancer requires multi-disciplinary care including colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology specialists, as well as key collaborations with radiology, pathology, wound care and ostomy nursing, and other support services. The nurse coordinator will be the core of a multi-disciplinary patient care team, which includes physicians as well as other clinical and business support staff.
The nurse coordinator will have specialized knowledge and skills in rectal cancer care and serve as a navigator for patients undergoing sequenced multidisciplinary treatment, often many miles from their home. Primary responsibilities include the care coordination and case management of individuals who have been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Responsibilities include organizing care planning teams for rectal cancer patients, direct patient care, participation in quality improvement, program development, staff development, and providing educational and community outreach. The coordinator will work with the medical director and administrative support staff to ensure the institution meets standards of rectal cancer care required for accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm