Your Hematology and Transplant Clinic Care Team (The James)

Your Hematology and Transplant Clinic Care Team (The James)


There are many people who are part of your Hematology and Transplant Clinic care team. Each member of your care team is important and they work together to give you the best care. It is important to talk with your care team about any questions or concerns you may have about your health. The James Cancer Hospital is a teaching hospital. Your health care team may include staff that is in training. Use this handout to write down the names of your care team.

Health Care Team MemberWhat They Do    Names
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.


Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)A nurse with advanced training who may do procedures and order medicine. 
Nurses (RN)A nurse plans and directs your nursing care. Nurses provide care and teach you how to care for yourself. 
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)A nurse with advanced training who may help with your care 
Patient Care Resource Manager (PCRM)A case manager who helps coordinate your care when you leave the hospital. 
Patient Care Associate (PCA)A PCA helps the nurse take care of you. Your PCA may check vital signs and do blood draws. 
PharmacistA pharmacist prepares and provides education on medicine for you. 
Social WorkerA social worker helps you and your family with concerns, such as coping, or finding resources to meet your needs. 
Registered Dietitian (RD)A dietitian provides education about nutrition and food choices. 
Transplant CoordinatorA nurse who helps coordinate your transplant care.


Research CoordinatorA team member who helps coordinate care or monitor research studies. 
Office AssociateA team member who sets up your clinic visit appointments




© March 19, 2019. 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.