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We are seeking a dynamic individual to join OHSUs Hemoglobinopathies Program, which includes the sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia services. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides collaborative and multidisciplinary care to children and young adults with SCD and thalassemia with a team of attending physicians, nurses, social workers, Patient Access Service (PAS) specialists, trainees, and others. The APP will play a key role in developing, implementing, and improving a holistic, evidence-based transition program that improves patientsquality of life and reduces morbidity and mortality. Specifically, the APP will facilitate the seamless transition of patients aged 14-26 years from their pediatric providers to adult hematology and primary care clinics, armed with knowledge of their bodies, disease, medical home, and healthcare system. The APPs service responsibilities include educating patients/families before, during, and after transition; educating ordering providers at all levels (faculty and trainees from various departments) and staff (nurses, social workers, case managers) about hemoglobinopathies and their pathophysiological and psychological sequelae; overseeing the development and improvement of education and care management tools within the health record; advancement of the field by asking questions and investigating answers.
The APP faculty will have numerous opportunities to become involved in quality improvement work, education, research, and childhood advocacy. Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology are committed to developing our faculty members careers. A pathway for academic appointment and promotion for APPs was recently implemented at OHSU.
Professional participation is expected including attendance in relevant educational and didactic conferences.
As teaching is an important portion of the OHSU and Doernbecher Childrens hospital mission, the APP will be responsible in collaborating with and teaching students and trainees.
Function/Duties of Position
The Advanced Practice Provider is a faculty member credentialed and privileged to serve as a Primary Care Pediatric NP and/or Acute Care Pediatric NP, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant. The position consists of ~2 half-day outpatient clinic responsibilities, urgent clinic visits, and advocacy work focused on providing high-quality, equitable, and economical healthcare, particularly focusing on adolescents and young adults who are transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare settings.
This role is aligned with the OHSU Department of Pediatrics Mission of clinical, advocacy, research, and educational excellence
Initially, conduct 1-2 half-day clinic sessions per week for hydroxyurea, chelation, and other drug monitoring, red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, and transition planning for our patients with SCD and thalassemia. Clinics will be split between the pediatric and adult hematology clinics within Doernbecher Childrens Hospital and Centers for Healing and Health 2 (CHH2) as needed by patient age and volume. Clinic sessions may increase as patient volumes increase to a maximum of 7 half-day clinic sessions per week.
As needed and feasible, the APP may also help cover general pediatric hematology patients during normal clinic hours, including genetic counseling for families who carry a trait for a hemoglobinopathy, seeing patients scheduled for routine medication infusions (ie: intravenous iron), and conducting urgent clinic visits as needed for fever, pain not well managed at home, or other acute process.
Visit any patient admitted to the hospital and provide subject matter expertise to the admitting team during normal clinic hours
Prepare Emergency Department Information Exchanges (EDIEs) and transition summaries for patients being received by Emergency and adult (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Critical Care, etc.) providers.
Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based guidelines and individual care plans for patients with hemoglobinopathies
Assure the safe, efficient, high-quality and customer-oriented management of adolescents and young adults, including but not limited to completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient's health and transition
Interpret diagnostic tests
Prescribe and manage medications and other therapies, including opioids in a safe and controlled manner
Manage and treat common acute and chronic health diagnoses in children, adolescents, and young adults with hemoglobinopathies, including referring patients to other healthcare professionals as appropriate
Provide health teaching with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance
Provides clinical education to fellows, residents, medical, and APP students participating in hematology rotations.
Provide feedback and evaluation, both formally and informally, to learners and trainees.
Specifically, APP faculty are key educators to fellows enrolled in pediatric and adult hematology-oncology fellowship programs with the expectation to provide feedback and guidance in the continuing development and improvement of both hematology-oncology fellowship programs.
Attend community events to improve awareness of SCD and thalassemia, and identify patients lost to appropriate clinical follow-up.
APP faculty are expected to have a scholarly activity. This may include research, grant supported work, quality improvement projects, academic papers and/or presentations in disciplines related to their field of expertise.
APP faculty members are often called upon to partner with other providers and members of the department or division research support staff in research activity.
APP faculty have the opportunity to become a candidate for appointment to the professorial track and future promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor, in accordance with OHSU policy regarding academic achievement.
Participation in faculty meetings at the division, department, APP level
Participation in relevant quality improvement efforts within the division and hospital
Attendance at relevant conferences/committees as assigned by supervisor or lead APP
Academic and professional development through attendance and/or participation at national/regional conferences is strongly encouraged.
Masters Degree or higher as required by specific Advanced Provider role
Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care PNP, Acute care PNP, dual prepared Primary/Acute care PNP, Family Nurse Practitioner) or Physician Assistant requirements for the state of Oregon
Appropriate National board certification
Active DEA license
Ability to manage a heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing
Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical records, word processing, and spreadsheet software
Consistent attendance at work.
Prior knowledge of sickle cell disease and/or thalassemia
Passion to address biases and healthcare disparities
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