Oregon Health & Science University

Instructor/Pediatric NP

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Advanced Practice Provider
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Salary Range
$116,688 - $167,368
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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.


The purpose of this position is to coordinate and support the outpatient medical needs of patients in the Otolaryngology Division of Pediatrics. The position will partner with faculty physicians, fellows and residents in Otolaryngology to provide excellent clinical care and customer service for patients. This position interacts with other care providers to deliver appropriate, timely care and patient education. Patients seen in the pediatric Otolaryngology clinic are commonly referred for disease of the ears such as chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, and hearing loss, airway problems, trach care and education, head and neck masses, cleft palate, sinus disease and voice disorders. Common procedures performed in clinic include: otomicroscopy, flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy, frenolotomy and nasal endoscopy. This position will actively foster and maintain systems and relationships to ensure smooth care transition from the clinic setting to the operating room and back to the clinic setting. This position will also provide educational presentations to OHSU surgery medical students, otolaryngology residents and fellows during Grand Rounds.

Function/Duties of Position

Clinical responsibilities:

  • Conduct six to eight clinic sessions per week with faculty/independently providing diagnostic, therapeutic and procedural services.
  • Will be required perform the following procedures: otomicroscopy, flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy, frenolotomy and nasal endoscopy. Previous training preferred in ENT or pediatrics.
  • Participate on Aerodigestive Pediatric Multi-Disciplinary team
  • Provide tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy post op appointments via phone;
  • Provide telemedicine virtual visits and telephone visits.
  • Collaborate with nursing staff and faculty to triage medical calls from patients and referring offices.


  • Provde trach care;
  • Teaching trach care classes to families and students;
  • Nursing education;
  • Complete trach changes on inpatients during rounds;
  • Troubleshoot problems;
  • Ordering trachs for inpatients and special order trachs.


  • PICC orders - coordinate w/IV nurses and discharge planning - write abx orders; ensure surgery consents and orders are complete.
  • Participates in the development of clinical pathways/care plans/guidelines/protocols in conjunction with faculty and inpatient nursing leadership.
  • Provide educational presentations to OHSU surgery medical students, otolaryngology residents and fellows during Grand Rounds and pediatric conferences.
  • Participate in daily morning rounds with faculty and residents, formulating care plans, charting daily clinical orders and progress notes, supervising and implementing timely discharge of inpatients.

Required Qualifications

  • Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or Certified Nurse Practitioner.
  • Sufficient clinic experience with the patient population and knowledge of necessary resources; 
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Knowledge of OHSU clinical support systems, including EPIC and order entry;
  • Flexible, calm, non-judgmental, professional demeanor;
  • Ability to work independently to complete a variety of tasks simultaneously;
  • Capacity to see what is best for the clinic and the patient rather than what is best for specific individuals;
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi - task;
  • Will be required perform the following procedures: otomicroscopy, flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy, frenolotomy and nasal endoscopy - previous training preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BLS or ACLS pediatric certification;
  • Previous experience with special needs children;
  • Experience in otolaryngology medical office setting.

Additional Details

This position will not be working in the OR, but will be expected to round on inpatient airway patients.

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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