The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in this position will provide patient care in a multidisciplinary team model in the Adult Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) in collaboration with the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute.
The APP works in partnership with faculty physicians, fellows and residents to provide excellent clinical care and customer services to patients in the CVICU at OHSU. The APP works together with other faculty and OHSU leadership to promote OHSU\u2019s missions of patient care, teaching, research, and public service as well as the University\u2019s strategic goals to excel in patient safety, quality, cost-effective, and efficient care. The APP in this position will work cooperatively with nursing staff to provide education, care continutiy, and complete quality improvement initiatives on an ongoing basis.
The APP is responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients in the CVICU under the direction of a critical care trained physician faculty. The care in the CVICU follows evidence-based guidelines and clinical pathways developed by our multidisciplinary team for patients treated in our CVICU. The APP will ensure that our patients receive high quality, safe and cost-effective care. The APP faculty participates and attends all relevant conferences and best practices committees. The APP faculty develops and presents nursing education related to care of patients in an ICU setting. The APP routinely participates in orientation and education of house staff and nursing unit staff on the care standards and protocols in the CVICU.
Professional performance is delivered in a manner that is compliant with the regulations and guidelines of all relevant regulating bodies (e.g. the AHA, SCCM, ASA, JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, OHSU IRB, NIH, and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory agencies). All patients, research subjects, trainees, and co-workers are to be treated with dignity and respect. APP faculty will be responsible documenting all of their patient encounters in a timely manner in the electronic patient medical record and will be required to obtain knowledge and education related to appropriate documentation and coding in the ICU environment.
We encourage academic and professional development through attendance and/or participation at national/regional conferences. The APP faculty may participate in a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases. The APP faculty may also engage in public service through collaborative consultative activities with OHSU and non-University groups as approved by the Chair or supervisor.
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