The Surgical Oncology Clinic provides total family-oriented medical care in a practice setting staffed by faculty (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) and residents of Oregon Health and Sciences University. The Clinic coordinates patient care provided through other practices and hospitals. The Surgical Oncology Clinic conducts patient care five days per week. Approximately 30 patients may be seen per day.
The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The 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 RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor. Professional accountability enriches the RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Registered Nurse working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team has the primary responsibility for and provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients. The Registered Nurse assesses patient and family needs, develops a plan of care, and implements and evaluates the care delivered. The Registered Nurse is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.
Orientation Period: 6-8 weeks