Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregons only academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.
This position will provide patient care in a care team model in the Adult Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). The appointee works in partnership with faculty physicians, fellows, residents, students and other APPs to provide excellent clinical care and customer services to critically ill patients with cardiac and vascular disease, as well as several surgical subspecialties. This position works cooperatively with nursing staff to provide education, continuity, and quality improvement initiatives. Responsibilities include:
Rounds on patients in the CVICU on a daily basis with the ICU team
Develops and implements, in conjunction with faculty physicians, clinical plans of care and/or protocols for patients with common conditions/diagnoses/procedures
Educates house staff and nursing unit staff on these protocols, with the goal of enhancing quality of care, enhancing quality of patient services, and accelerating patient recovery
Participates with hospital/unit staff in evaluating results of these protocols and continually improving effectiveness of same
Works actively with hospital and unit staff to rapidly develop and implement discharge plans for patients in the CVICU and to address length of stay issues
Promotes health of patients in the CVICU through the use of ancillary services, educational materials, and counseling of patients and families
Supports team members and endeavors to create a safe and welcoming environment where all can contribute and prosper
Professional performance is delivered in a manner that is compliant with the regulations and guidelines of all relevant regulating bodies (e.g. the ASA, JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, OHSU IRB, NIH, and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory agencies)
Advanced Practice Provider faculty will be responsible to document all of their patient encounters in a timely manner in the electronic patient medical record and will be required to obtain knowledge and education related to appropriate documentation and coding in the ICU environment
Participates in ICU curriculum training program along with critical care fellows and residents. Teaches support staff, residents and medical students through clinical inservice training, and through resident and intern training/education in utilization of plans of care to improve patient services and outcomes of treatment in the ICU.
May participate in a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases
Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner training program AND a minimum of a Master's Degree
ANCC Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner); OR NCCPA Certification as a Physician Assistant
Current ACLS certification
Current registration with the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners as a licensed Physician Assistant or licensed Nurse Practitioner
3-5 years previous experience critical care setting, ideally with focus on cardiovascular disease states
Education directed at intensive care management
Interest in learning advanced clinical skills required to practice in the ICU environment
Interest in further developing leadership skills
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