Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
This is a joint appointment between the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine where the faculty will spend 50% of their time at each entity. At the SON, the purpose of this position is to participate in the teaching mission of the PNP program or other SON teaching activities. SON faculty members who have advanced practice specialization (nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, clinical nurse specialist or nurse anesthetist) may function in all of the missions of the School. Scholarly teaching is an expectation for all. The faculty member must be nationally certified and state licensed. If practice is a part of the FTE assignment, the faculty member must also be credentialed and privileged as a member of the OHSU Professional Staff in accordance with the specialty bylaws. The faculty member will provide services as determined by the Associate Dean for Practice Graduate and Clinical Programs in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. The advanced practice faculty member is expected to comply with scope of practice, other laws, regulations, OHSU and SON policy, and other applicable professional standards of practice.
The other 50% of the NP’s work will be as a member of the Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. As part of the interdisciplinary team alongside physicians, RNs, chaplains and social workers, the NP will provide excellent clinical care in the inpatient and outpatient areas. The NP will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations in Oregon to improve the care of children living with life-limiting illness. The NP will work in collaboration with the Bridges Palliative Care Division Chief, faculty, staff and OHSU leadership to provide services which further the University’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. The NP must be credentialed by the Medical Board of OHSU to practice in the hospital setting.
The duties of this position include:
Work collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide excellent clinical care
Work to assure a smooth transition of patient care and education between inpatient and outpatient care
Screening, diagnosis, disease process and medical management
Completes timely and accurate documentation in Epic
Communicate to all referring providers and primary care practitioners are needed
Participate in patient and family education in both the inpatient and outpatient setting
Clarification of the medical plan of care and assisting the team to assure all communication loops are closed
Providing telephone advice and follow-up phone calls as needed regarding hospitalization, clinic visits and community care
Ongoing orientation and education of residents to the management of pediatric palliative care patients and families
Participate in teaching, conferences, rounds, and the education of medical students, residents, fellows, nursing and other staff
Provide pediatric palliative care education to the local, national and international communities
Professional development through attendance and/or participation at national/regional conferences
Scholarly Activities: Engages in professional activities related to interest and expertise and participates in scholarly productivity that meets the school’s promotion and tenure requirements by faculty rank. For faculty in the practice mission, demonstrates competence in an area of clinical expertise and engages in inquiry and scholarship that contributes to the practice of clinical practice. For faculty in the research mission, advances a program of research, prepares grants and seeks funding, and engages with other missions to foster inquiry within the SON.
Education Activities: Provides effective didactic instruction based on teaching assignment. Uses appropriate instructional technologies to ensure that course outcomes are met. Participates collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Mentors and advises students and staff. At the doctoral level, supervises students in dissertation and/or clinical inquiry projects.
Service Activities: These activities could include faculty meetings, committee membership, professional activities and other responsibilities as assigned by the Program or Academic Director. Participates in faculty governance and provides leadership in local, state, or national organizations.
Administrative Activities: As negotiated with Program Director.
Other Activities:The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
Education: Minimum of a Master’s Degree as required by specific Advanced Practice Provider Provide role. A doctoral degree is preferred.
Preferred: Pediatric Acute OR Primary Care National Certification, ELNEC-Peds, PALS
Experience: Minimum of one year clinical practice experience as an acute or primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric palliative care experience preferred, teaching experience at the APN level preferred
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