The position will work with the Orthopaedic physicians to provide support and coordinate patient care. Provides leadership and guidance in the area of outpatient care and clinical support operations, with some potential for inpatient activity for the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. Works in conjunction with the Department Chairman, Vice-Chair, Department Administrator, and OHSU leadership to provide services to further the University\u2019s mission and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service and the Department\u2019s/Hospital\u2019s goal of providing effective, efficient care.
Provides clinical modeling and education to departmental staff and house staff as outlined. The NP delivers preventive, primary and acute healthcare services to individuals of all ages; provides advanced education to students, peers and others; and contributes to new knowledge with the option of participating in research activities. This position will be providing clinical support for multiple locations, including our main campus and off-site clinic locations. The duties of this position include:
Patient Care: Assure the safe, efficient, high quality and customer oriented management of patient care to identified patient populations, including but not limited to completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient\u2019s status; developing, monitoring and revising, as appropriate, an evidence-based treatment plan that addresses diagnoses, patterns of disease, risk factors, and treatment alternatives; treat many common acute and chronic health problems; interpret diagnostic tests prescribe and manage medications and other therapies, provide health teaching with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and, refer patients to other healthcare professionals as necessary.
Clinical Responsibilities: Outpatient: Independently evaluates new patients in the clinic and follow-up visits with physician oversight and monitoring as needed. Will have own scheduling template to schedule own patients' workload. Performs preoperative evaluations for orthopedic procedures. Documents plan of care in medical record (EMR). Daily updates to referring providers by phone, e-mail, and fax. Resource to inpatient nursing and rehabilitation staff and orthopedic providers with regard to Orthopedic patient care. Responds to prescription refills and refill/justification for durable medical equipment. Track laboratory results, culture results and arranges for initiation of treatment or changes in treatment. Place hospital pre-procedure orders. Manages pre-operative medical clearance evaluations and follow- up on recommendations.
Patient Education: Provides orthopedic screening, diagnosis, disease process and medical management as well pre-procedural preparation and post-procedural care including , but not limited to traction, cast, splint and activity. Works with Nursing Education to develop, approve and distribute patient education materials.
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