Oregon Health & Science University

Instructor (MD) / Hospitalist Nocturnist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.
The Nocturnist Hospitalist to cover 8-12 nights (5:00 pm to 7:15 am) per month in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology inpatient unit. Some weekend day coverage may substitute for some nights.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher
With a strong tradition of teamwork, diversity and interdisciplinary care, we believe all children deserve the best. At Doernbecher, we built a hospital around that belief. It’s why we have more specialists in children’s health than anywhere else in the state. We offer the newest and most advanced treatments available, along with innovative collaborations and research opportunities. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.

Function/Duties of Position

Clinical Activities (not related to teaching or research):

Assure the safe, efficient, high quality and customer oriented management of patient care to the pediatric hematology/oncology population, including but not limited to completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s 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 anticipatory guidance and risks of complications of therapy.

Required Qualifications

Current MD license for the state of Oregon and completion of pediatric residency program.  

  1. Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Experience as a provider to the pediatric hematology-oncology population.
    • Demonstrated ability to satisfy standards of performance delineated by law and associated professional practice standards, the latter set forth as an addendum to the position description.
    • 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.
    • Regular and consistent attendance at work.
  1. Compliance:
    • Code of conduct
    • Respect in the workplace
    • Applicable law, policies, procedures, positions certifying agencies and agreements related to position, department, or OHSU as a whole
  1. Working Conditions:
    • The Nocturnist Hospitalist will work 8-12 nights (5:00 pm until 7:15 am) per month in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (PHO) inpatient unit. The shift will begin with face-to-face handoff covering all PHO hosptalized patients to the nocturnist from the daytime inpatient providers; the shift will end with brief handoff from nocturnist to daytime providers.
  1. Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position:
    • Standing: On concrete, vinyl, or carpeting several hours per shift and intermittently.
    • Sitting: Chair or stool continuous up to 8 hours per day and intermittently.
    • Walking: Inermittently several hours per day on concrete, vinyl, and carpeting.
    • Lifting: Minimal
    • Bending: Minimal
    • Reaching/Handling: Fine manipulation, repetitive, gross motor requiring full ROM in upper extremeties, including overhead reaching.
    • Twisting: All range of motion required, intermittent periods, throughout the shift.

Additional Details

Please upload cover letter and resume/CV.

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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