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We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team on the Pediatric Neurology Inpatient Epilepsy and Outpatient Epilepsy service. The Pediatric Neurology Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides collaborative and multidisciplinary care of children with epilepsy as part of a team of attending physicians, resident and fellow trainees. The APP will work in a collaborative and independent manner caring for children with epilepsy as part of the Doernbecher Childhood Epilepsy Program within the Division of Neurology. Inpatient service responsibilities include admission and management of patients admitted for video-EEG monitoring, diagnostic testing, initiation of ketogenic diet, and epilepsy surgery. Outpatient responsibilities include coverage and development of clinics focused on outpatient epilepsy care, including specialized clinics such as ketogenic diet, teen transition, and vagus nerve/neurostimulation clinics.
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 Neurology are committed to developing our faculty members careers. A pathway for academic appointment and promotion for the APPs was recently implemented at OHSU.
Professional attendance and participation is expected at relevant educational conferences and didactic conferences.
As teaching is an important portion of the OHSU and Doernbecher Childrens hospital mission, you will be responsible for collaborating and teaching students and trainees.
Function/Duties of Position
The Advanced Practice Provider is a faculty member credentialed and privileged to serve as a Physician Assistant or Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
This role is in alignment with the OHSU Dept of Pediatrics Mission of clinical, advocacy, research, and educational excellence
Round on epilepsy program patients on a daily basis with faculty, trainees, and students, including admission H&Ps, daily progress notes, and discharge notes.
Development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical plans of care or guidelines for patients with common conditions, diagnoses, and/or procedures.
Assure the safe, efficient, high quality and customer-oriented management of children including but not limited to completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient's status.
Developing, monitoring and revising evidence-based treatment plans that addresses diagnoses, patterns of disease, risk factors, and treatment alternatives.
Interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe and manage medications and other therapies.
Management and treatment of common acute and chronic health diagnoses in children.
Provide health teaching with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance.
Refer patients to other healthcare professionals as necessary.
Provides clinical education to fellows, residents, medical and APP students participating in pediatric rotations.
Provide feedback and evaluation, both formally and informally, of learners and trainees
Specifically, APP faculty are key educators to fellows enrolled in Pediatric Neurology Fellowship Programs with the expectation to provide feedback and guidance in the continuing development and improvement of the program.
Education and evaluation of OHSU nursing students who rotate through outpatient clinics (currently Transition Clinic).
APP faculty are expected to have some 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. Roles include co-investigator and sub-investigator on protocols. Independent APP investigator-initiated projects are also encouraged and supported.
Membership in local and national groups related to child neurology and epilepsy is encouraged, and attendance at national meetings is supported, particularly if faculty have participated in research or other work that will be presented.
Participation in faculty meetings at the division, department, APP, and organizational level.
Attending relevant conferences/committees as assigned by Division head or APP Director.
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:
Physician Assistant requirements
Current & Active Physician Assistant license for State of Oregon
Current Physician Assistant National Board Certification
Nurse Practitioner requirements
Current Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Dual trained PNP license for the state of Oregon
State of Oregon Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privileges
National Board Certification
Current 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 record, word processing, and spreadsheet software
Regular and consistent attendance at work
2 years of Pediatric Neurology experience
Doctorate of Nursing Practice
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