Oregon Health & Science University

Advanced Practice Provider (PA or NP) - Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) & Neurosciences ICU (NSICU)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Monday - Friday and fair share of nights, holidays and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides patient care in a multidisciplinary team model in the Cardivascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) & the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU). The APP faculty works in partnership with faculty physicians, fellows and residents to provide excellent clinical care and customer service. The APP faculty works in conjunction with other faculty and OHSU leadership to promote OHSU’s missions of excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and public service as well as the strategic goals to excel in patient safety, quality, cost-effective, and efficient care.


Visit our website Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (APOM): https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/anesthesiology/

Function/Duties of Position

The CVICU team provides tertiary care to critically ill patients with cardiovascular disease while the NSICU team treats critically ill patients with neurological injuries. Care in both ICUs follows evidence-based guidelines and clinical pathways developed by the multidisciplinary team. This posistion is a dual appointment with .50 FTE occuring in the CVICU and .50 FTE occuring in the NSICU.The APP faculty is expected to work a fair share of weekday, night and weekend shifts. If desired, the APP faculty may choose a night shift-only assignment after an appropriate orientation period.


Clinical responsibilities:

  • Assessment and treatment of ICU patients under the direction of critical care trained physician faculty, including performance of basic ICU procedures.
  • Rounding on ICU patients with physician faculty, fellows and residents and developing and implementing clinical plans of care.
  • Consultation with specialty care providers when appropriate.
  • Communication with patients and families about medical conditions, treatment plans, and progress.
  • Working with hospital and unit staff to develop and implement discharge plans for patients in the ICU, and promote patient health through education and counseling.
  • Timely and accurate documentation in the electronic medical record.
  • Collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary and interprofessional care team to ensure optimal patient care and continuously improve quality of care.
  • Adherence to best practice protocols and policies
  • Delivery of care compliant with the regulations and guidelines by the relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Treating all patients and co-workers with dignity and respect in alignment with the OHSU Code of Conduct.
  • Supporting a safe and welcoming environment where all can contribute and prosper.

Education and Quality Improvement:

  • Orientation and education of trainees and nursing staff on the care standards and protocols in both ICUs.
  • Education of nursing staff, fellows, residents and medical students in formal and informal settings.
  • Participation in all relevant conferences and team meetings.
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary and interprofessional care team members to establish or revise clinical pathways and patient education materials.

Academic and professional development through attendance and/or participation at national/regional conferences is encouraged. The APP faculty may participate in a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases.

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Master Degree in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing in the specialty of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP) from an accredited program.

  • Current RN and NP licensure with the Oregon Board of Nursing.

  • Current ANCC Certification in the area of specialization.

  • Current ACLS certification


  • Successful completion of a Master Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited program.

  • Current PA licensure with the Oregon Medical Board.

  • Current NCCPA Certification.

  • Current ACLS certification

  • 2 years of experience as provider in inpatient acute or critical care setting, ideally with focus on cardiovascular or neurologic pathologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer 3-5 years previous experience critical care setting, ideally with focus on cardiovascular disease states.
  • Interest in learning advanced clinical skills required to practice in the ICU environment.
  • Interest in further developing leadership skills.
  • Applicants with education directed at intensive care management preferred.

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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