Oregon Health & Science University

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Astoria
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
Emergency Medicine
Salary Range
$2,303 per 8-hour shift ($287.88 per hour)
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU is home to over 150 faculty, adjunct faculty, and clinical associates under the direction of Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor and Department Chair. Our provider's staff at OHSU's Level 1 Trauma Center and Doernbecher Pediatric ED as well as our three community Emergency Departments (Hillsboro Medical Center, Adventist Health Portland, and Columbia Memorial Hospital), three ED Observation Units, the Immediate Care Virtual Visits Program, and the Oregon Poison Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU has always been highly ranked in NIH Funded Research and is home to the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM). Our residency program currently trains 33 residents and offers a diverse training environment through partnerships at several area hospitals. OHSU offers EM specialty training in the form of select fellowships in: Research, Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Administration, EMS, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. We are proud to serve OHSU's mission of Healing, Teaching, and Discovery. Position Description: The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is seeking a part-time physician to join our team to be staffed in the emergency department at Columbia Memorial Hospital.


Columbia Memorial Hospital is a rural critical access emergency department with outstanding operational metrics and a great community of strong nursing staff and hospital administrative leadership. The department manages 14,000 patients annually, is 8-9 beds in size and sees high acuity as this is an isolated department in a rural location and the only trauma designated center in 60 miles. Engagement in the group is exceptional. CMH was recognized as one of the most wired critical access hospitals in the nation. This is a single practice, limited support setting and a great opportunity for teaching and practicing emergency medicine. Second year emergency medicine residents enjoy a month-long rotation/elective which receives high scores within resident education. The physician group has 10 physicians, with 6 living in the community, while 4 physicians are part-time and work at either Adventist Health Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center and CMH. There is also one daily mid-level shift. The physicians and APPs provide 34 hours of daily coverage.


This position is under the supervision of the Chair, with OHSU's Department of Emergency Medicine.


Responsibilities will include working with the interdisciplinary team in the emergency department to achieve quality of care, patient safety, and service excellence goals. The duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine. 

Function/Duties of Position

Staffing the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as assigned by the Chair; participation in education of medical and paramedic students, house staff and nurses; participating in Emergency Department quality assurance activities.

Required Qualifications

  • MD or equivalent; Emergency Medicine Residency Certificate

  • Knowledge, training and experience in clinical and academic Emergency Medicine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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