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 RN practices in accord with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence. The RN reorts to the Department Director in Radiation Oncology.
The Radiation Medicine Department provides total family-oriented medical care in a practice setting staffed by faculty and residents of Oregon Health & Science University. The nurse coordinates patient care that is provided through other practices and hospitals. The nurse conducts patient care five days per week at OHSU Radiation Medicine clinics, including the Marquam Hill and Beaverton locations. The Radiation Medicine Department provides age appropriate care to age groups from infants to geriatric patients.
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.
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 r...esearch. 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