The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation provides state-of-the-art care for patients with end stage liver disease, end stage renal disease, hepatobiliary and pancreaticobiliary disease, as well as patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The liver transplant program at OHSU was constructed by division chief Susan Orloff, M.D.; she and her team continue to expand the volume of transplants while improving survival rates and outcomes. The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation is active in research and education, and partners with the Division of Surgical Oncology to sponsor two hepato-pancreatico-biliary fellows each year.
Clinical Activities (not related to teaching or research): General responsibilities will be to the clinical care of patients, both in hospital (Pre-operative care, ICU, and ward post-operative care) as well as in the outpatient clinics and outpatient care management primarily of the liver transplant patients but may include kidney transplant patients as well. Opportunities in the operating room will be on a case-by-case basis.
Direct Inpatient Care (Primary Responsibility): care and follow-up of assigned patients from admission through discharge, work actively with the transplant surgeons, as well as the hospital/unit/case manager, inpatient transplant pharmacist and coordinator staff to implement discharge plans.
Rounds: The APP will also be included in Attending Rounds with the Attending Staff, Residents/Interns, Hepatologist, Hepatology Fellow, Transplant/HPB Fellow, Transplant CNS, Transplant Pharmacist, and Transplant Coordinators.
Direct Outpatient Care: Follow-up of post-surgical liver, kidney and kidney/pancreas transplant patients. Will also evaluate new liver, kidney and kidney pancreas transplant patients. Will field telephone calls regarding all kidney, pancreas and liver patient issues, as needed, address clinical problems, and fill prescriptions. Will follow-up on ordering and checking labs and imaging studies on our transplant recipients.
Procedures (Limited as needed): The Transplant APP primary focus is in clinical care of the patients on the Transplant service. In addition, the Attending Staff may train the APP in the following procedures as seen fit. All procedures will be done under direct supervision until clinical competency is established.
Paracentesis: the APP may be trained to do paracentesis to be performed on a case-by-case basis.
Procurement: APP will take procurement call on an as needed basis, which includes being available by pager and assisting the attending surgeon with organ recovery both locally and regionally.
OR Support: Assist in the operating room during liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas, and pancreas transplants as well as elective surgical cases as needed at The University Hospital. Albeit, this would be a rare event.
Teaching: Will provide and/or participate in clinical in-service training and staff, resident and fellow educational programs.
Protocol Development and Revisions: Will lead or assist in ongoing protocol development and implementation in conjunction with faculty physicians and other team members. This may include clinical plans of care and/or protocols for service patients with disease processes/diagnoses/procedures; participate with house staff and fellow hospital/unit/coordinator staff in evaluating results of protocols and continually working toward improving effectiveness of it.
Research: Assist the Chief of the Division, various Transplant or Hepatobiliary Fellows and other Attending Staff and Nurses with research projects as directed. May also participate in clinical trials as directed.
Masters Degree as required by specific Advanced Practice Provider role
Registration with the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners as a licensed Physician Assistant, or a Nurse Practitioner license from the Oregon Board of Nursing
Drug Enforcement Association certification
Clinical experience as an APP that demonstrates ability to fulfill responsibilities for the specific role
Experience in general surgery practice
Ability to multi-task and prioritize; ability to work as team member
Experience as first assisting in the Operating Room
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