Oregon Health & Science University

Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Advanced Practice Provider
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, CHH2 infusion unit
Salary Range
Starting salary determined based on education, experience, and OHSU's Compensation Plan for APPs
Sunday - Saturday, rotating
Weekdays - 8:00 am to 7:30pm, Weekends & Holidays - 8:00am to 5:30pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Knight Cancer Institute is looking to hire two Advanced Practice Providers in the outpatient infusion unit at the Center for Health & Healing, Building 2. 


The purposes of the role are to:

  • 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; and
  • Provide education to colleagues, staff and students as required.

Function/Duties of Position

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 through regular meetings and communication
  • 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


Required Qualifications

Applicants must have previous experience practicing independently in a clinical setting.


Nurse Practitioner:

  • Valid State of Oregon Registered Nurse license
  • Current Nurse Practitioner license for the state of Oregon
  • State of Oregon Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privileges
  • Must be an ACNP or have hospital experience in the field of hematology/oncology
  • Recommended membership in professional nursing organization
  • Recommended oncology certification – required within one year after hire

Physician Assistant:

  • Valid State of Oregon Physician Assistant license
  • Current Physician Assistant license for State of Oregon
  • State of Oregon Licensure under CHH SPO
  • Recommended membership in professional organization

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of experience in oncology, bone marrow transplant, or critical care

Additional Details

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. 


To view our other Advanced Practice Provider positions in the Knight Cancer Institute, please visit: 


Req 2022-18210 - APP Inpatient Unit in Center for Health & Healing 2

Req 2022-18961 - APP, Inpatient, Palliative Care-specific

Req 2022-19731 – APP, Outpatient, cellular therapies-specific


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