RN, Digestive Health Center-Department of Surgery, Patient Care Coordinator, Portland, Oregon

Employer Oregon Health & Science University
Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243523791
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Zip 97201
Salary -
Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

RN, Digestive Health Center-Department of Surgery, Patient Care Coordinator


Job ID: 2024-30454
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Nursing-RN
Portland, OR (Waterfront)


We are seeking a clinic RN Coordinator that provides professional, comprehensive nursing care and coordination for this complex surgical patient population. The RN Coordinator will provide care coordination, assessment and triage, medication management and clinical support to the surgery providers in the clinic setting. With faculty support, the RN coordinator will require independent critical decision making skills to assess complex patient population.

Outpatient Clinical Care

  • The RN Coordinator collaborates with other members of the team to ensure that patient flow is expedited during clinical practice sessions
  • Coordinates and implements initiation of treatment plan of care
  • 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
  • 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
  • Triages all urgent patient calls; triages Provider calls and assists with communication when necessary. Uses standing orders to manage patient care when appropriate
  • Triage result pools and assists with follow-up and treatment plans
  • Clarifies and accurately executes provider orders, per established protocol
  • Recognizes and effectively responds to emergencies. Speaks with Providers directly in all emergency situations.
  • Assesses patient/family status and needs both actual and potential according to established standards.
  • Assists with appropriate program placement if needed.
  • Acts as a patient advocate, preserving basic patients and family rights.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of practice specific standards of care in actual performance.
  • Recognizes ethical issues and takes appropriate action in the provision of care
  • Maintains current knowledge of pharmacology and competency in modes of administration.



  • External applicants: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
  • BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application


  • 1-2 years recent experience in an outpatient clinical setting managing complex patient care coordination


  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • Outpatient EPIC


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