To provide patient care in accordance with allied health privileges granted by OHSU. The practitioner is under the supervision of the Section Head for Community Oncology and provides patient care consistent with the credentials and the philosophy of the Department of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics.
The practitioner functions 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.
Allow for additional provider coverage in our Community Oncology Clinics. This position specifically covers weekend clinic and infusion areas, with a few weekdays per month. Seeing up to 15 patients a day, address urgent needs and evaluate the patient situation and determine the tolerance of the treatment, review labs, and modify orders as needed. Write chemotherapy orders when treatment plan has been initiated by attending physician in compliance with credentialed privileges. Manage patient anticoagulation as appropriate. Work closely with phone triage staff to manage patient issues and problems and see patients emergently as add-on/walk-ins as appropriate or requested by attending physician. Admits patients to community hospitals as appropriate in collaboration with attending physician. Rounds on patient in community hospitals as requested by attending physician in compliance with community hospital credentialed privileges. Is appointed as faculty by the school for which services are employed. A faculty position encompasses education, practice, research and community outreach.
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