The Cancer Network Liaison serves as a liaison between community network patients, community providers, Knight Cancer oncologists, OHSU specialty practices, advanced practice providers, nurses, and oncology clinic care coordinators, Ambulatory Access, and OHSU research associates to ensure coordination of care, care transitions and navigation within OHSU specialties. This position plays a vital role in supporting the work of the clinical teams by independently performing a variety of administrative and technical functions.
The Cancer Network Liaison will be a care coordinator who performs activities that are system-focused, ensuring the care is seamless across providers and the care continuum. Care coordination is the task of bridging gaps between facilities, specialists, researchers, labs, community resources, and primary care. The Liaison will travel to Knight Cancer Network Member sites on a regular basis to maintain and enhance relationships with the staff and providers.
This position takes direction from the Cancer Network administrator, nurse coordinators and physicians, but must use independent judgement in implementation of those directions. The Liaison helps to build and maintain good working relationships with the internal institutional departments that provide services to the Cancer Network Members' patients.
This position will also assist with facilitating participation in research opportunities, as deemed fit by both community and Knight providers and the patient. The Liaison will assist Network Members in connecting with the appropriate clinical research assistants/associates and/or clinical research nurses.
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