Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Associate - Physician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Emergency Medicine
Salary Range
$223 per hour / $1785 per shift
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Adventist health Portland emergency department serves largely an urban environment on the east side of Portland, caring for over 50,000 patient visits per year. There are many communities at risk around the hospital including diverse nationalities as well as recent immigrants. AHP receives the most cardiac arrest resuscitations in Multnomah County (metro PDX) and has a very active stroke and cardiac program. There is excellent engagement and interaction with hospitalist service. The ED has initiated a research agenda and is currently participating in the ICE-CAP study, research on CNS cooling and recovery from cardiac arrest. This is also an academic site with a regular rotation of medical students, allowing for teaching opportunities. There are three daily Advanced Practice (NP/PA) shifts staffed by 7 FT providers. The physician group has 11 FT physicians primarily staffed at AHP, 5 PT physicians splitting their full-time clinical complement within the OHSU Community ED System, and 4 PT physicians that are primarily staffed in the Marquam Hill ED. The APPs and physicians provide 78 hours of daily coverage. 


The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


All duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine. 


This position reports to (supervisor): Marcus Chiodo, Assistant Professor & Medical Director, Emergency Medicine

Function/Duties of Position

  • Staffing the Adventist Health Portland Emergency Department as assigned by the Chair.
  • Participating in Emergency Department quality assurance activities.
  • Provision of on-line medical consultation.

Required Qualifications

Education: MD or equivalent; Emergency Medicine Residency Certificate

Experience: Knowledge, training and experience in clinical and academic Emergency Medicine

Additional Details

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to satisfy standards of performance delineated by law
  • Ability to manage heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical record, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses: Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required; ABEM or ABOEM Board certified or board eligible

  • A qualified candidate must have a current unlimited Oregon MD (or equivalent) license prior to start date. The provider must complete the credentialing process and be approved by the OHSU Professional Board to practice as an independent practitioner in an acute care/emergency setting. The provider must be registered with Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and be authorized to prescribe medications prior to start date. 

Working Conditions:

  • Hours vary.
  • Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.
  • May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation.
  • May be required to attend out of town conferences according to hospital travel and reimbursement policies.
  • May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, possible radiation exposure, and infectious processes.
  • Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed.
  • Able to use all appropriate patient care equipment and office equipment within work area.

Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position:

  • Standing: On concrete, vinyl, or carpeting up to 4 hours per day and intermittently.
  • Sitting: Chair or stool continuous up to 8 hours per day and intermittently.
  • Changing Position: Intermittently, as needed.
  • Walking: Intermittently up to 4 hours per day on concrete, vinyl, and carpeting.
  • Carrying: Up to 50 pounds (supplies, equipment, books, papers, etc) for intermittent periods and distances.
  • Lifting: Up to 50 pounds (patients, equipment, supplies, books, etc) Intermittent throughout the day.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Up to 100 pounds, intermittent, throughout the day.
  • Bending: From the waist and knees, frequently throughout the day.
  • Reaching/Handling: Fine manipulation, repetitive, gross motor requiring full ROM in upper extremities, including overhead reaching.
  • Twisting: All ROM required, intermittent periods, throughout the day.
  • Climbing: Staircase, intermittently throughout the day.
  • Crawling: Infrequent but possible on vinyl, carpet surface.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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