The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncologyis seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) who will provide clinical management of patients in the outpatient infusion unit setting.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.
Provide clinical management of patients in the outpatient infusion unit setting in Hematology & Medical Oncology.
Assure a coordinated, effective, high quality, and efficient care process.
Use an interdisciplinary team approach to the care of patients;
Work collaboratively with clinic management on process improvement projects.
Provide education to colleagues, staff and students as required.
Function in a manner which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of each patient, promotes a positive relationship with all health team members and supports the policies and procedures of the University Hospitals and Clinics.
Reports to the APP Outpatient Manager.
Provide medical coverage for the Outpatient Treatment Unit at CHH2.
Respond to and manage adverse infusion reactions and other emergencies
Assess patient condition when notified of an urgent need, and order necessary medications, imaging studies or other supportive care interventions.
Communicate with primary treatment team regarding adverse reactions or urgent patient issues
Provide patient education.
Provide consultation to OTU nurses.
Ensure that the Outpatient Treatment Unit has APP coverage at all times by working collaboratively with colleagues and covering for colleagues as needed when peers are on leave.
Provide urgent medical care for patients requiring same day evaluation, when primary team is unable to accommodate
Provide medical advice for patients requiring assistance on weekday evenings from 1700-1900 and on the weekends between 0800 and 1700
Provide medical care independently and/or in conjunction with attending physicians. Work in conjunction with MDs to provide continued clinical care in the outpatient setting
Communicate with attending physicians regarding a patient's condition, treatment plans, and urgent medical needs
Communicate with patients and family regarding their medical conditions, treatment plans, and their progress. Review labs and imaging as appropriate
Assure appropriate setting of care (ambulatory, inpatient, critical care, acute care)
Document subjective and objective findings, assessment and plan clearly and accurately in progress notes according to OHSU guidelines
Provide comprehensive symptom management of complex patients by working collaboratively with oncology nurses, palliative care providers, social workers and others based on patient need
Maintain communication with primary care providers and other individuals and agencies (e.g. skilled nursing facilities) as appropriate
Deliver care to patients receiving treatment on clinical trials per protocol guidelines with timely notification of principal investigator/research nurse or study coordinator and appropriate documentation of adverse events
Adhere to best practice protocols and OHSU specific policies
Assist in meeting the educational needs of patients, family members, staff, residents, fellows, nursing and medical students, and others as appropriate
Collaborate with CHH team members to establish or revise clinical pathways and patient education materials
Coordinate onboarding and training of newly hired Advanced Practice Providers (APP)
Work with clinic and hospital staff to optimize order sets, patient instructions, and other infrastructure that supports patient care
Attend and participate in Grand Rounds, OHSU conferences, tumor boards, fellow lectures, national conferences and other learning opportunities as available
Leadership and Administration:
Maximize communication of APPs in inpatient and outpatient settings per guidelines
Work with the APPs to facilitate understanding and consensus regarding proposed changes in departmental and OHSU policies, procedures, practices, and APP roles within the practice
Work with clinic staff and division management process improvement efforts towards meeting institutional targets of high quality, cost-efficient patient management
Advocate for APP needs within the Division and the Knight Cancer Institute leadership
Quality and Research:
Identify and engage in opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of care provided to CHH patients
Promote use of appropriate research findings in practice to exceed the standards of care
Work with the physician leadership, nurse managers, nursing staff and social workers to prevent and/or respond to patient complaints
Effectively manage clinic resources
Current and active Nurse Practitioner license for the state of Oregon
State of Oregon Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privileges
ANCC (or equivalent) certification
Current and active Physician Assistant license for State of Oregon
2+ years of APP experience in oncology
Experience working in research and with experimental therapeutics
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