Patient Care: Assure the safe, efficient, high quality and customer oriented management of patient care to identified patient populations, including but not limited to completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient\u2019s status; developing, monitoring and revising, as appropriate, an evidence-based treatment plan that addresses diagnoses, patterns of disease, risk factors, and treatment alternatives; treat many common acute and chronic health problems; interpret diagnostic tests prescribe and manage medications and other therapies, provide health teaching with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and, refer patients to other healthcare professionals as necessary.
E ducation: Support OHSU\u2019s academic missions by participating in the design, development and assessment of program curricula for professional specialty area; including course objectives, instructional methods, learning outcomes, projects and assessment measures. Teach program courses as needed according to specified learning outcomes; academic advising and career related counseling for students; monitoring student retention and identifying and assisting at-risk students. May serve as the faculty of record and principle contact for extern placements and student\u2019s performance at the assigned site.
Clinical Supervision: Deliver individual instruction to support fellows\u2019, residents\u2019 and interns\u2019 (these are all residents with their personal program of learning in the applicable specialty area. Provide instruction and review of the practices, policies and procedures in a variety of functions; including but not limited to development of treatment plans, interpretation of clinical diagnostic data; developing orders; patient and family communication and education; management of medical equipment, electronic medical records; performing procedures, and transitioning patients to the next level of care. Assures adherence to the specialty specific protocols, best practices, quality, and organizational indicators. Provides input to the performance of the resident as a provider in the clinical setting.
Performance Improvement: Keep abreast of changes in field and applies knowledge to identify and recommend enhancements to clinical quality, patient experience/satisfaction, length of stay and to achieve improvement that demonstrates a higher standard of care. Assesses and recommends initiatives to improve performance indicators related to patient experience, quality, and costs.The NP will attend monthly NP PMC QI meetings. The NP will be required to select a clinical topic and present his/her topic, via a power point presentation, at these monthly meetings. The PMC NP may be asked to participate in special projects as assigned by the medical director and or clinic manager. The focus on these projects may include but will not be limited to improving quality of patient care, clinic work flow and/ or customer service. OHSU Clinic support is provided (conference days/financial support-see PMC NP Continuing Education policy) to enhance professional development of the NP staff. NPs are encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities such as classes and conferences at least once a year.
Research: Fosters advances in healthcare by participating in research activities in specialty area; including but not limited to identifying protocols to improve care delivery; contributing to development of new drugs to effectively treat disease; performing clinical trials using human or animal subjects to determine the effectiveness and effects of pharmaceuticals. Demonstrate success or productivity in the field as evidenced by securing research funding, publication in journals and/or other forms of peer presentations.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm