Your Lymphoma Health Care Team (The James)

Your Lymphoma Health Care Team (The James)


Many people work together to provide your care. Here is a description of the different members of your health care team. Use this handout to write down their names and phone numbers.

The James Cancer Hospital is a teaching hospital. Your health care team may include staff that is in training. Staff may rotate when there is a “change in service” which means you may have another doctor who will provide your care when this change happens.

Health Care Team MembersWhat They Do    Names and Numbers
Attending PhysicianA doctor who directs your treatment and coordinates your care with other doctors and team members       
FellowA doctor who is training to become a specialist.


Resident or InternA doctor who is in medical training.


Medical StudentA person still in medical school who is supervised by a doctor.    
Nurse Practitioner (NP)A nurse with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine. 

Nurses (RN or LPN)

Wears navy blue or white scrubs

A nurse plans and directs your nursing care. Nurses provide care and teach you how to care for yourself. 
Patient Care Resource Manager (PCRM)A case manager who helps coordinate your care when you leave the hospital. 

Patient Care Associate (PCA) or Student Nurse Associate (SNA)

Wears emerald green scrubs

A PCA or SNA help the nurse take care of you. 
Physician Assistant (PA)A PA is a special assistant with advanced training who may assist doctors with procedures and prescribe medicine. 
Registered Dietitian (RD) and Dietetic TechnicianA dietitian and diet tech helps with your nutrition, and food choices.


Chaplain/ClergyA chaplain or clergy is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, to offer spiritual care, emotional support, prayer and other religious rituals. 
Consulting Physician or SpecialistA doctor who is a specialist and provides advice on your treatment 
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)A nurse with advanced training who may help with your care 
Clinical Study or Nurse CoordinatorHelps to coordinate your care or monitor research studies. 
Enterostomal TherapistA nurse with special training in wound and ostomy care.


Nurse ManagerA nurse that manages the nursing staff and care provided to you. 
Palliative Care TeamWorks with your doctor to help manage your pain and symptoms.


Patient RepresentativeThe Patient Experience Department can help you with any concerns or questions you may have during your visit. 
Pharmacist or Pharmacy TechPrepares and provides education on medicines for you.


Physical, Speech or Occupational Therapist

Wears grey scrubs

Therapists help you with walking, self-care and speech problems. 

Respiratory Therapist

Wears royal blue scrubs

Therapist that may help you with breathing problems and takes care of oxygen equipment. 
Social WorkerThe social worker can help you and your family with concerns such as your care after your hospital stay, coping or finding resources to meet your needs. 
Student InternsHealth care students may help care for you and are supervised by your health care team. 

Transport Staff

Wears khaki scrubs

Staff that takes you to test and procedure areas when you are in the hospital. 
Unit Clerical Associate (UCA)Staff that answers calls and requests for the nursing unit. This person answers when you use your call light. 

Environmental Services

Wears gray tops

Staff that clean your room each day during your hospital stay. 


© February 19, 2021. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

This handout is for informational purposes only. Talk with your doctor or health care team if you have any questions about your care.

For more health information, call the Patient and Family Resource Center at 614-366-0602 or visit