Dr. Agarwal and her team for over past 15 years focusing on identifying novel signaling pathways that are requisite for leukemia initiation, clonal evolution, and drug resistance. This position will be a hybrid between wet lab and computational disciplines, with a dedicated mentorship in both areas. The new team member will help lead the project focused on understanding the mechanisms of leukemia initiation and drug resistance in a context dependent manner. The project will use variety of advanced molecular biology techniques, CRISPR methods along with single cell transcriptomic, epigenetic, and genomic profiling in premalignant and malignant models using murine and human cells in vitro and in vivo. The candidate should also be able to perform complex data analysis, along with downstream analyses using computational approaches. Applicants will need to possess strong technical and organizational skills as well as the ability to manage an independent project.
A PhD and 1-2 years of post-graduate research experience in the relevant field. They are likely to have deep expertise in a singular area of focus but may also have worked as boundary spanners across multiple fields. Laboratory and/or computational experience in the field of molecular/cellular biology, cancer biology or a related field is preferred. Experience with sequencing library preparation, epigenetics, flow cytometry, or murine models of disease would be especially beneficial. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Achieving this position requires that the researcher have demonstrated a satisfactory track record of scholarly activity including high-quality peer-reviewed publications. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is capable and willing to make maximum use of excellent facilities and a productive environment.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a pioneer in personalized cancer treatment and research, led by Dr. Brian Druker, whose development of Gleevec transformed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia from a fatal disease to a manageable one and proved that targeted therapies can work. The institute focuses on precision oncology, the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for its caregivers, researchers, and support personnel. Knight affiliates subscribe to three guiding principles: we are bold, we are supportive, and we work as a connected team in our fight to end cancer as we know it. We’d love for you to join us!
Relevant publications for the position are below:
- Yang F, Long N, Anekpuritanang T, Bottomly D, Savage JC, Lee T, Solis-Ruiz J, Borate U, Wilmot B, Tognon C, Bock AM, Pollyea DA, Radhakrishnan S, Radhakrishnan S, Patel P, Collins RH, Tantravahi S, Deininger MW, Fan G, Druker B, Shinde U, Tyner JW, Press RD, McWeeney S, Agarwal A*. Identification and prioritization of myeloid malignancy germline variants in a large cohort of adult AML patients. Blood. 2022, 139(8): 1208-1221 PMC9211447, *Corresponding author. Prospective in ASH Clinical News, Selected for Podcast and Commentary in Blood 2022.
- Kurtz S, Eide CA, Kaempf A, Long N, Bottomly D, Nikolova O, Druker BJ, McWeeney SK, Tyner JW, Agarwal A.Associating Ex Vivo Drug Sensitivity with Differentiation Status Identifies Effective Drug Combinations for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Blood Advances 2022, 6(10): 3062-3067.
- Hosseini MH, Kurtz SE, Abdelhamed S, Mahmood S, Davare, MA, Kaempf A, Elferich J, McDermott JE, Liu T, Payne SH, Shinde U, Rodland KD, Mori M, Druker BJ, Singer JK, Agarwal A. Inhibition of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase-1 is a therapeutic strategy for acute myeloid leukemia subtypes. Leukemia. 2018, 32(11):2374-87. PMC6558520
- Carey A, Edwards D, Eide C A, Newell L, Traer E, Medeiros B, Pollyea DA, Deininger MW, Collins R, Tyner J W, Druker B J, Bagby G C, McWeeney S, Agarwal A*. Identification of interleukin-1 by functional screening as a key mediator of cellular expansion and disease progression in acute myeloid leukemia. Cell Reports. 2017, 18(13):3204-18. PMC5437102
- Agarwal A, Bolosky BJ, Wilson DB, Eide CA, Olson SB, Fan G, Druker BJ. Differentiation of leukemic blasts is not completely blocked in acute myeloid leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019, 116(49):24593-24599. PMC690050. * Co-corresponding Author- Highlighted in “In This Issue PNAS”.
- Bottomly D, Long N, Schultz AR, Kurtz SE, Tognon CE, Johnson K, Abel M, Agarwal A……. et al; Integrative Analysis of Drug Response and Clinical Outcome in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cancer Cell 2022, in press (collaborative manuscript)
The CEDAR Senior Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for the overall management of early detection clinical trials. This includes working with the regulatory management team to complete all regulatory documentation required by the OHSU IRB and sponsor, creation of study calendars and flow charts, assisting in the verification of patient eligibility, development of data collection instruments and consent forms, data entry, assurance of conduct of protocol in accordance with applicable NCI and FDA guidelines, maintenance of study patient records and source documentation, coordinating orders and study drug with the clinical team, ensuring that patient billing is accurate and assisting manager and financial team in verifying appropriate clinical trial billing. The study coordinator may have direct patient contact, process biological samples and may perform other non invasive testing such as ECGs. The study coordinator will also assist in the continuing education of physicians, residents, interns, nurses and other related personnel with regards to knowledge of clinical trials and activities.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Clinical Trial Coordination
- Increase working knowledge of research regulations and best practices
- Ensure compliance with FDA and regulatory reporting agencies
- Work with regulatory management team to adhere to regulations at OHSU for initial and continuing regulatory approval
- Distribute clinical research related information to appropriate research team / affiliated institutional personnel as applicable
- Keep local Principal Investigator up to date on key information as related to the clinical research
- Assist in outreach events to increase awareness of trials
- Review patient data to determine appropriate eligibility and deficiencies regarding enrollment into clinical trials
- Confirm with investigator that subject meets appropriate inclusion criteria for clinical trial
- Procure and process human biological specimens (to include blood, urine, etc) in adherence with protocol parameters and appropriate training
- Perform data entry and chart review/abstraction to verify that key data has been reported to the clinical research database or reported to the sponsor in the required format
- Participate in continuing education activities within the research program and other areas to maintain current knowledge of disease process, research regulatory requirements, and process improvements for clinical trials
- Assistance and training for more junior staff
Additional Duties as assigned
As a Senior Research Assistant, you will be part of collaborative project teams focusing on advancing early cancer detection. With appropriate supervision, you will help to design and implement experiments and will have independent responsibility for research studies. You will have a detailed knowledge of all aspects of laboratory research, and you will be comfortable working both individually and in highly collaborative teams. You will possess good organizational and interpersonal skills. You will contribute to the scientific direction and planning for projects within CEDAR. Under limited supervision, you will perform annotation and feature extraction of 2- and 3-dimensional light and electron microscopy datasets to identify changes in cellular signaling networks that accompany early cancer progression, collaborate to design and improve experiments and procedures, use data generated with cutting-edge high resolution microscopy techniques which explore the tumor state, identify features of interest within EM data using both commercially available software and custom built software packages, and use tools that range from manual feature extraction to automated segmentation to help enable the large-scale image analysis of volume EM data. You will be responsible for independently working with our external contractor, Cloud Factory, to help train their staff on our workflow and image segmentation needs. You will also take on training of new staff as appropriate.
CEDAR laboratory research:
- Mastery of software packages (e.g. Amira, Fiji) to interact with, visualize and perform manual segmentation or analysis of volume EM data.
- Independently collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to accurately annotate features within electron microscopy or light microscopy data.
- Work with microscopists to identify and mitigate quality control issues for improved workflow and data production.
- Perform manual and semi-automated functions to enable development of automated segmentation software suites.
- Optimize existing computer software and processes to input and manage data for future analysis.
- Always exemplifies and promotes CEDAR culture
- Under general supervision, participates in research execution of CEDAR program(s) and performs other general laboratory techniques
- Provide stability and continuity of knowledge as people and projects change; train additional staff and serve on recruitment committees as requested
- Meet regularly with team leads to identify potential synergies and reduce inefficiencies across projects
- Increased innovation and problem-solving ability required
- Participate with some design of experiments or research studies and procedures to achieve project objectives
- Acts as a project backup – must be able to fill in for multiple project needs.
Laboratory Organization and Compliance:
- Under minimal supervision, manage project samples and ensure project data is properly recorded and stored
- Assist in the organization of program work space
- Manage project protocols and compliance. Aid in the submission of specific protocols to the Institutional Biosafety Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and other regulatory review boards.
As a Computational Biologist 1, you will be part of collaborative project team focused on leukemia initiation, biology and therapeutic development. You will have access to high quality datasets across a number of genomic modalities including—single cell RNA seq, single cell ATAC seq, CRISPR library screens, and low-input epigenetic data generated with CUT&RUN and CUT&Tag. Under supervision, bioinformaticians in our group work collaboratively with wet lab biologists to analyze data, make computational predictions and validate those predictions in the laboratory. In addition to using existing tools, our groups also work to make new tools and pipelines to better leverage emerging technologies, such as GoPeaks (Yashar et al, Genome Biology, 2022). The successful applicant will receive engaged and supportive mentorship and work with a fun and energetic team.
- Implement and adapt existing analytic tools for high dimensional data analysis
- Write programs in R and Python
- Help to develop new analytic pipelines and tools
- Process incoming/outgoing faxes (labeling, records requests, upload refill requests, etc.)
- Process In-baskets (records requests, labs, imaging, message routing, etc.)
- Patient paperwork management (questionnaires, FMLA, provider signatures, no-show letters, etc.)
- Track and stock patient paperwork (such as pumps)
- Assist with ordering supplies
- Process incoming/outgoing mail
- Use of Microsoft Office—Outlook
- General high level clerical and project support
- Document legibly, concisely and accurately
- Other administrative duties as assigned
- Technical support (MyChart, Epic, office equipment, etc.)
- Attends staff meetings/huddles
- Inventory management including equipment—notifying appropriate personnel when cleaning and repair of equipment is needed
- Check expiration dates
- Turn over rooms/cleaning/stocking
- Maintains knowledge of life safety, patient safety, fire and electrical safety and disaster plan
- Other clinical support duties as assigned
Patient Check-In, as needed
- Set up virtual visits for providers
- Provides excellent customer service
- Addresses in-the-moment patient needs as directed
- Maintains clean, safe, and orderly environment for patients, family, and clinical personnel
- Attends education classes appropriate to job development
- Uses consistent, professional communication with team members
- Flexible coverage of internal service needs, and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills
- Receptive to feedback and coaching
- Successfully completes the required initial training and core competency assessment before or during the trial service period
- Maintains core competencies, and demonstrates continuous application of these skills throughout the period of employment
- Completes all required modules and updates
***Eligible for $3000 Hiring Bonus****
Patient Care: Provides direct care to the patient as required for meal service including: providing the menu, taking the patient’s meal order using a portable electronic device, confirms the items ordered are consistent with the prescribed diet, and checks the medical record for CBG orders or medications that need to be timed with food intake. Assists with assembling meals in the kitchen (at CHH2), delivers the meal, and ensures patients are ready for meal with over-bed table cleared. Checks for tray accuracy when delivering trays and is alert for items left on trays (glasses, dentures, paperwork). Removes soiled meal tray from the room and documents intake in the medical record. Orders product and maintains nourishment room inventory using FIFO, demonstrates competency in specific skills and follows established protocols including: uses two patient identifiers; uses hand sanitizer between patient contacts; recognizes and responds to emergent situations; documents according to established policies and procedures including: patient intakes and calorie count data in Epic on the computer, converts weights and measures for food items for calorie count data, coordinates care and/or services with other team members including: alerts dietitians and dietetic technicians to patients’ needs and arranges for snacks as appropriate, notifies nursing and other professional staff of patient needs when out of the Meal Service Associate scope of practice, communicates in a respectful, caring and non-judgmental manner, reinforces nutritional teaching and counseling which is supportive and/or restorative of health, assumes responsibility for professional/job related development, knowledge of advances in technology, use of new equipment and appropriate application of hospital systems, incorporates quality improvement practices into performance, incorporates the principles of OHSU’s Mission Statement into performance, supports patient and family centered care across the continuum through service coordination, adheres to HIPPA and confidentiality guidelines, and adheres to the OHSU Code of Conduct. Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics:
- Carries out job responsibilities in an ethical, effective and professional manner.
- Reports potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
- Models ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance, and personal integrity.
- Participates in training programs.
- Understands and complies with OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules and regulations.
Hospitality: Fulfills responsibility to organization through performance that promotes the service excellence philosophy; provides outstanding care to patients including: immediate service recovery; listens and responds to patients’ needs including unspoken or subtle requests; completes patient surveys as needed.
Clerical: Keeps list of patients for assigned floor(s), checks diets on the food and nutrition list with the list on the care unit(s), keeps communication log(s) current, orders par stock, records food intakes, fluid intakes, and calorie count information in the EPIC system. Uses tray monitor on electronic mobile device to promote trays after meal is delivered to patient in a timely manner.
Food Preparation: Heats food for patients as needed and makes coffee for the unit.
Sanitation: Puts frozen and refrigerated stock away quickly, stocks non-perishables, picks up trays from meals and puts into soiled tray cart, cleans nourishment room and equipment, refrigerator, freezer and other storage areas. Practices FIFO when restocking nourishment room.
Sustainability: Supports sustainability efforts of Food & Nutrition Services by participating fully in the recycling programs.
Waste Prevention: Prevents waste by assisting patients to get what they want, using oldest first (FIFO), and preparing only what is needed. Demonstrates fiscal accountability and the effective use of resources.
- Preparation/Cooking: Prepare food items for patients and visitors at OHSU South hospital and CHH2 according to standardized recipes and menus or by verbal instruction given by higher-level cooks or supervisors. Perform functions according to following procedures as listed: (1) mise-en-place (put in place) all ingredients and supplies; (2) perform all required preparation; (3) cook ingredients using prescribed best method; (4) hold and serve at proper safe temperature; (5) chill as appropriate using correct food safety procedures; (6) reheat as necessary to the appropriate safe temperature; (7) properly label and date products to be stored in the various stages of production.
- Food Safety & Sanitation: Ensure all foods, including potentially hazardous foods, are handled in a safe and proper manner according to Food and Nutrition Standard Operating Procedures, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), OHSU Infection Control, and Multnomah County Health Department. Identify critical control points (CCPs) in food preparation and storage and monitor the factors that might create a food safety hazard, using corrective action when a deviation occurs. CCPs include but are not limited to: hand washing, cooking, cooling, holding, thawing, temperature monitoring, cross-contamination. Effectively prepare sanitizing agents (e.g. bleach water, quat sanitizer) and clean and sanitize food preparation appliances, work areas, utensils, and equipment using dish machine or three-compartment sink method. Maintain cleanliness of assigned work area. At minimum, the last 30 minutes of each shift will be dedicated to cleaning, sanitizing, and sweeping assigned work area.
- Planning, Requisitioning and Preparation: This position must be able to maintain adequate products and supplies for patient operations, especially being prepared for the next days and coming events. Request needed products, and supplies to be ordered; check supplies or food products delivered by suppliers, to insure they meet type, quantity, and quality specified, checked for proper temperature safety standards. Must be able to make a production schedule and oversee its completion, coordinating with the patient services supervisor and the retail café supervisor to ensure complete order and adjust to last minute order when necessary. Keep records of amounts of foods prepared and left overs to adjust production schedules.
- Miscellaneous: Provides training in cooking methods and procedures, participates with supervisor in planning menus and recipe development and testing. Cook II positions are expected to be independent problem solvers, and creative innovators; and perform regular and new tasks and responsibilities as assigned by managers and supervisors. Assists with cooks and other staff members to achieve daily and overall production needs as directed by supervisor. Demonstrates through performance the philosophy of service excellence. Performs requirements for staff members as outlined in the Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics.
CEDAR is seeking a full-time modeler and statistician with a background in quantitative analysis and proficiency with scientific programming. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to develop subject-area expertise and will prioritize quality in everything they do. We offer a supportive and collaborative environment allowing excellent opportunities for intellectual and professional growth in a team science environment.
We work closely with collaborators at the National Cancer Institute, the ACED alliance, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to explore a wide range of questions about novel screening and prognostic biomarkers, personalized and targeted treatments, population cancer trends, and racial/ethnic disparities. Our work is statistical, computational, and policy-relevant. We use diverse datasets to create models of cancer progression with and without specific interventions, and we frequently rely on simulations to conduct virtual trials and study expected outcomes. The work is a dynamic mix of data analysis, computer programming, graphics development, policy research, and technical writing.
The Etzioni lab (https://research.fredhutch.org/etzioni/en.html)
Dr. Jane Lange (https://www.ohsu.edu/people/jane-lange-phd)
1. General - Works to integrate the plans for the Perinatal Center and Fetal Monitoring Unit with the overall strategic plan for the institution. Promotes and leverages OHSU Ambulatory goals and priorities. Supports the department of OB/GYN in outreach efforts. Is aware of and integrates the code of conduct, and establishes a respectful work environment. Serves as a role model for performance and service excellence for clinical staff in all areas. Actively participates in, and promotes values of service excellence. Maintains and actively demonstrates a strong commitment to, and consistent modeling of positive workplace and code of conduct workplace behaviors.
2. Customer Service– Assures premier customer service to patients, physicians, the community and other clients.
- Ensures that all services rendered are authorized for payment and that practices comply with Revenue Cycle policies and with audit guidelines. Responsible for collaborating with Ambulatory Administration in care of under – or uninsured –patients.
- Provides ombudsman services for patients in obtaining timely access to service and optimal customer satisfaction.
- Provides prompt and professional communication demonstrating positive issue and complaint resolution. Leads by example in ensuring customer satisfaction, facilitating ease of access, and a spirit of cooperation across the organization.
- Actively provides and develops skills-training and scripting for dealing with difficult clients; ensures optimal service recovery; facilitates team building; and promotes proactive, innovative problem solving skills.
- Assures collaborative team building and teamwork between clerical, clinical, billing and medical staff.
- Seeks and analyzes feedback from patient and satisfaction surveys capitalizes on identified patient satisfaction strengths.
- Assists in establishing service improvements and service enhancements. Assists in quality improvement initiatives in collaboration with the Ambulatory Program Director, Medical Director and other management team members.
- Monitors critical time to service indicators including; telephone wait and hold times; time to service appointment availability; cash collections, daily reconciliation and deposits; insurance authorizations; provider referrals; and check-in and wait times. Communicates performance indicators and makes staffing and system adjustments as needed.
- Assists in ensuring supply-demand models, and oversees appointment simplification processes as well as template changes, to meet access needs of the patient.
- Evaluates, analyzes, and recommends systems improvements across all clerical and clinical functions, clerical functions, include processes such as cashiering, managed care, schedule templates. Clinical functions include rooming patients, supporting provider schedules, triage, etc.
3. Operations Management
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the PPV & HMC Perinatal practice and Fetal Monitoring Unit. Partners with Diagnostic Imaging to ensure patient flow between clinic appointments and ultrasounds. This includes developing business and clinical flows that facilitate patient satisfaction and maximize efficiency. Keeps current on all clinical and business systems and ensures that staff is current as well. Works closely with faculty members and division managers to maintain and improve quality of clinical operations to ensure high quality of care and maximize cost effectiveness. Revamps/adjusts workflow in concert with system developments. Develops intra-departmental policies and procedures. Participates in Service Line, Operations meetings, Departmental, Organizational, and Community meetings when requested.
- Anticipates operational and functional requirements to enable program development and expansion. Evaluates new products for use in the practice.
- Responsible for maintaining internal quality management activities. Works collaboratively with the Ambulatory Quality Specialist to avert high risk, problem prone issues. Problem solves immediate and long-range operating issues with staff. Keeps abreast of all licensure, regulatory and safety requirements. With guidance from the Ambulatory Program Director, ensures department and staff compliance with CMS regulations, HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA, DNV, OHSU, the Nurse Practice Act compliance, and other regulations. Responsible for all reporting of risk related issues/problems within his/her practice.
- Acts as the first line of mediation for conflicts between clinical staff and/or patients and staff. Demonstrates collaborative problem solving skills and conflict resolution. Provides daily “rounding” and will be accessible, available, and responsive to staff, providers and patients. Utilizes patient satisfaction results, comment cards, and reports from the Patient Advocate to monitor patient and family feedback. In a timely manner, will develop corrective action plans to resolve problems and monitors results. Monitors other measures of patient access including phone statistics, access, patient waits, appointments, etc.
- Advocates for staff and patients with other departments when appropriate. Builds collaborative network and partnerships with ancillary departments and other departments across the university.
- Collaborates with inpatient clinical leadership in developing care paths and continuums that facilitate patient safety and optimize clinical outcomes.
- Maintain and revise exam room templates (per recommendation of PMG advisory group).
- Review appropriate clinic matters with the Ambulatory Program Director and Medical Director.
4. General Human Resources/Personnel
- Revise, support and evaluate staff roles based on the Care Model, taking into consideration skills, scope of practice, patient and practice needs, and core competencies. Seeks input and involvement of the Nursing Manager, Medical Director and Ambulatory Program Director as appropriate.
- Recruits, hires, and evaluates clinical, clerical and business staff supporting program operations. Composes and revises job descriptions as needed. Makes hiring, firing and disciplinary decisions. Completes annual evaluations for staff, and proactively follows-up on future plans for action.
- Assures payroll funding accuracy. Regularly runs payroll suspense reports completing labor distribution changes as needed in a timely
- manner. Monitors personnel and non-labor expenses to ensure adherence to budget.
- Establishes work schedules and monitors work performance. Oversees staffing assignments, vacation and leave approvals, and time and attendance system. Ensures that schedules and assignments are made and adjusted based on sick calls, special patient needs, special assignments and training. Supervises workloads, and monitors employee productivity. Reviews, monitors and submits timely overtime reports.
- Proactively assesses clinical, clerical, and business staffing needs and ensures a smooth process for optimal cross –coverage and cross-training.
- Ensures staff compliance with clinical competency, licensure, and scope of practice. Cultivates staff development by utilizing internal and external resources. Ensures that staff attends mandatory competency and training sessions. Sets standards of practice in collaboration with Nursing Manager and Assistant Director, Ambulatory Services.
- Develops and ensures implementation of orientation plans for new staff.
- Conducts regular staff meetings. Promotes patient satisfaction survey and associated action planning. Actively promotes employee engagement. Ensures that all providers and staff are kept current on practice developments.
- Maintains current knowledge of all labor contracts. Collaborates with Labor Relations in resolving staff issues and interpreting the contracts.
- Assures new employees are welcome to the practice and oversees orientation/training of new staff. Facilitates orientation of faculty, residents and students.
- Serves as a role model for performance and service excellence for staff in all areas. Actively participates in, and promotes values and recommendations for the Customer Service Team.
5. Financial Marketing
- Supports preparation of annual capital and operating budgets. Collaborates with the CWH Ambulatory Program Director to propose monthly budget variance reports in a timely fashion. (Assists the Ambulatory Program Director in preparation and monitoring of budgets, including preparation of variance reports, new & expanded programs, overtime reports, etc.)
- Ensures proper budgeting and financial accounting of all clinical accounts. Develops and analyzes cost data for annual budgets.
- Approves practice expenditures. Utilizes Oracle to initiate, approve, and deny purchases, monitors expenditures, develops status reports and reports variances and resolves discrepancies. Utilizes Discoverer to monitor personnel related costs and as a tool for resolving problems for prompt correction
- Works with CWH Revenue Cycle Manager, Division Manager, OHSUMG and Patient Billing Services to monitor billing process to ensure maximized charges and timeliness of submission. Actively develops initiatives to increase reimbursement and collections of revenue from patient care. Ensures that all services rendered are authorized for payment and that patient insurance coverage is regularly verified. Ensures that cash collection practices comply with Revenue
- Cycle policies and with audit guidelines. Responsible for collaborating with Ambulatory Administration in the care of under or uninsured patients.
- Works with the CWH Revenue Cycle Manager and PBs to ensure that pricing and charge capture processes are current and in line with market expectations. Participates in development of initiatives in order to improve patient care and referring physician’s relationships.
- Acts as the Network and Telephone counselor.
- Oversees physician environment and clinical equipment, ensuring patient safety and anticipating patients, families, providers and staff needs.
- Trouble shoots clerical equipment problems and facility maintenance needs. Initiates repair requisitions and monitors corrective actions.
- Collaborates with telecommunications counselor and serves as the liaison for internal, system-wide, and outside agencies.
7. Other duties as assigned
Centralized Managed Care and Insurance Verification:
- Review incoming referral orders to assess patient’s needs based on diagnosis, insurance coverage or lack thereof, and previous treatments. Referrals may be received internally via Epic or externally via fax or other methods.
- Verify patient information including demographics, insurance coverage and financial status. Confirm patient eligibility for health care coverage and clarify any managed care arrangements. Document any details related to liability insurance (i.e. motor vehicle accident, personal injury, or worker’s compensation) to determine third party liability.
- Obtains benefit information including current eligibility, deductible or co-pays, co-insurance, stoploss or out of pocket status, authorization requirements, PCP referral requirements, days approved (for routine admissions), and correct billing address.
- Document information based on department protocols in the Epic Referral shell.
- Work closely with referring providers to obtain necessary insurance referrals and authorizations.
- For urgent/emergent admissions, provides admit information and sets up authorizations and/or PCP referrals. Contacts care-management to provide clinical review and obtain length of stay.
- For routine admissions, confirms that the authorizations and/or PCP referrals cover the designated admission. If authorizations and/or PCP referrals are not noted in the system, contacts the Managed Care Coordinator from specialist’s office requesting the admission for follow up with the designated insurance company.
- Send notification of admission for urgent admissions.
- When appropriate, obtain authorizations for all clinical care, procedures, diagnostic studies, medications, outpatient infusion treatment, and inpatient admissions including notifying insurance upon admission.
- Follow up on all pending authorizations and/or PCP referrals until accounts are secured.
- Maintains current information on managed care insurance plans and serves as a liaison and information resource for patients, referring physician offices, and other OHSU staff. Applies problem solving and negotiating skills in resolving patient concerns and managed care related issues.
- Collects detailed information of trauma admissions (motor vehicle accident, personal injury, and/or worker’s compensation) to determine accident-related liability.
- Appropriately codes insurance plans in EPIC system for billing purposes.
- Work directly with insurance companies, the denial coordinator and the clinical staff and/or provider to supply necessary information to appeal denied claims and/or authorization requests as applicable
- Appropriately code insurance plans within EPIC system for billing purposes.
- Provide backup support for other Managed Care coordinators within the Centralized Managed Care & Price Estimates department.
- For self-pay patients, complete duties associated with financial assistance determinations such as above/below the line. Including connecting patients with necessary social work or financial counseling to assist in the coverage process.
- Complete necessary forms prior to upcoming procedures, admissions, and/or appointments (i.e. Non-Covered Charges Form (NCCF), Advanced Beneficiary Notification (ABN) or Patient Financial Estimate (FE)) as required.
- Work directly with the patients and clinical team to ensure patient is knowledgeable and understands their insurance benefits and/or financial obligations.
Patient Liability Estimates:
- Review work queue for patients that need an estimate created
- Document information based on department protocols in the Epic referral shell
- Create a Patient Liability Estimate
- Complete accurate pre-registration via phone as applicable
- Contact the patient prior to service to inform them of their estimate and collect any pre-payments at that time
- At all times must exemplify high quality customer service to both external customers as well as internal customers that meets or exceeds the service standards as set by OHSU.
- This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, high level conflict resolution, flexible coverage of internal service needs, continuous application of process improvement methods and skills, crisis management, & developing a standard complaint process for process improvement.
- Other duties as assigned.
As a lead technical member of the Emili Laboratory, the candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary research team of basic scientists, molecular biologists, analytical chemists, and computational biologists.
Primary responsibilities will be to establish, operate and maintain powerful new LC/MS instrument systems and to perform qualitative and quantitative high-throughput proteomics studies, and to engage with collaborating scientists. The position involves include working closely with diverse project scientists, processing and analyzing samples using optimizing proteomic workflows, and generating and interpreting complex proteomics data. The candidate must have exceptional experience operating and maintain high performance LC/MS instrumentation, and in generating and analyzing high-throughput proteomics data, as well as excellent communication skills and experience working in a highly collaborative team environment.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Experimental design and laboratory execution of biochemical and mass spectrometry-based assays including proteomics data generation, processing, visualization, and interpretation. Routine usage and maintenance of high performance LC/MS systems, including the operation of Thermo/Orbitrap family of mass spectrometers with UHPLC separation for high-throughput quantitative proteomics analyses. Day-to-day operation and support of LC-MS systems in the lab. Protein isolation from mammalian cells and peptide preparation and isotopic labeling for quantitative mass spectrometry. Help to develop, improve and implement new proteomics methods and workflows in the group
The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing occupational therapy services in the Acute Care setting such as ADL training, energy conservation, splint fabrication for upper extremities, exercise, sensory integrations and perceptual/cognitive training to assist patients in improving their function in work, leisure and self-care.
Treatment also includes patient/family education, and various therapeutic procedures to assist patients in improving function, strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility.
Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals and objectives, develop and implement the treatment plan, and assist in the process of discharge planning and post-hospital placement.
Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity.
- Consult with managers and HR Business Partners on the development of organization structures and drafting of job/position descriptions.
- Review classification or reclassification requests from a variety of sources for compliance with program parameters, including market competitiveness and internal alignment among jobs.
- Recommend job classification/reclassification for approval to appointing authority, as set forth in OHSU Delegation of Authority; including review for OHSU-wide jobs and coordination with labor unions on represented jobs.
- Serve as the compensation lead for analysis and administration of OHSU pay actions to include but not necessarily be limited to, incentive plan administration; new hire, rehire, transfer, promotion, demotion or other job pay recommendation, one-time lump sum payments, AFSCME merit recommendations, work out of classification etc for assigned groups.
- Serve as a resource to develop pay administration skills in Service Center Specialists, Talent Acquisition Consultants HR Business Partners, and others as identified.
- Support the salary planning and administration process by establishing and maintaining a database of benchmark jobs that tracks and compares market movement with established OHSU total compensation programs.
- Annually update market performance, analyze market position develop recommendations to update compensation policies, programs and procedures.
- Develop and implement merit processes to assure timely program recommendations and administration.
- Identify, analyze and recommend compensation resources to support management of all compensation activities, including but not limited to salary surveys, consultants, professional associations, seminars, and other vendor based products.
- Perform market based surveys and consultation as required to manage individual compensation issues.
- To the extent acceptable by law, participate in survey conducted by others.
- Keeps abreast of trends in compensation management to assure timely and accurate research and development of compensation programs.
- Develop strategic recommendations for program introduction or modification aligned with organization operating principles and to remain market competitive.
- Assesses department specific productivity and other business needs and develop department specific solutions, considering equity and / or labor relations issues.
- Develop and deploy compensation training to leaders and others to assure understanding of compensation management responsibilities and to achieve effective compensation administration.
- Assure the development of tools to assist managers and other stakeholders achieve accurate program administration, including but not limited to electronic tools to improve efficiency and education.
- Performs special projects as assigned by the Manager or Vice President, Human Resources.
- Ability to read and understand medical-related terms
- Ability to perform basic pharmaceutical mathematics calculations
- Skill at manipulating small objects, e.g., needles, syringes, ampules
- Ability to use mechanical system for transfer of fluids
- Knowledge of and skill at application of aseptic technique
- Ability to establish priorities in workflow
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work under supervision of diverse Pharmacists
- Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals and noise
- Understand the difference of non-hazardous and hazardous medications; safely handle hazardous medications per regulatory guidelines
- Flexibility in scheduling of shift times
- Accountability for accuracy associated with performance of the duties to this position
- Ability to stand/walk, push or pull delivery carts, bending and reaching for 6-8 continuous hours per day
- Maintain automated dispensing cabinet movement and stock to accommodate patient needs
- Ability to manipulate dosage form devices (i.e., syringes, unit dose packaging etc)
Managed Care Coordination and Patient referrals:
- Process all referral work queues for the scheduling of consultations, procedures while assessing the patient’s needs based on diagnosis, insurance coverage and medical records.
- Maintains current information on managed care insurance plans and serves as a liaison and information resources for physicians, nursing support staff, and coworkers, referring physician offices, OHSU Health Plan Office, patients, and insurance companies on authorization requirements per diagnosis and service.
- Works closely with managed care team to coordinate authorization for all consultations, procedures, office visits, and care arrangements by scheduling appointments and contacting other ancillary and clinical services as needed.
- Applies problem solving and negotiating skills in resolving patient concerns and managed care related problems.
- Gathers and/or verifies patient information including demographics, insurance coverage, and financial status. Confirms patient eligibility for health care coverage and clarifies any managed care arrangements.
- Make updates via Epic when necessary.
- Accurately create new medical records for a new OHSU patient if they are not currently in Epic. Create an Epic referral for processing as well as to document insurance information per standard work expectations. Document any subsequent interactions with insurance company or others involved in the process of processing new patient referral.
- Clearly and thoroughly document any and all actions taken on a referral based situation following all OHSU Ambulatory standard work protocols
- Based on financial status of patient and if they are insured, determine if they are eligible to have an appointment scheduled or if they first need to go through financial screening.
Customer Service and Scheduling:
- Greets patients and confirms appointments. Inspects insurance cards and/or authorization notices. Identifies and collects deductible payments, co-payments, and deposits on services; provides receipts and completes necessary accounting procedures including reconciliation and deposit of funds. Explains and satisfies any necessary patient signature requirements. Validates parking.
- Provides high quality customer service to both external customers (patient, referring providers, and insurance carriers) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers and staff) that meets or exceeds the service standards of the health care industry.
- This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face -to-face customer contact skills, crisis management, facility with available information, technology, standard complaint processing, flexible coverage of internal service needs, and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills.
- Schedules new patient appointments on line, and manually if necessary. Obtains prior medical records and studies if appropriate.
- Arranges stretchers, wheelchairs, and interpreters when necessary, and accommodates other special needs whenever possible. Mails information packets. Provides personal reminders to patients about upcoming appointments. Obtains and prepares OHSU medical records before scheduled appointments. Triages and documents accurately telephone calls from patients including requests for medication refills, complaints, general information inquiries, and urgent health care concerns. Delivers such information or requests promptly to the appropriate providers or their designees.
- Receive incoming phone calls via the Automated Call Distributor (ACD).
- Creates and sends new patient packets for scheduled appointments
- Escalate all concerns or complaints to manager or supervisor, utilizing established chain of command
- Demonstrate courteous and professional behavior when dealing with patients/staff at all times
- Monitor daily outlook inbox’s if you’re assigned as a daily task; Monitor personal outlook email communications daily; Monitor personal Epic Inbasket daily
- Uses the wait list to ensure provider appointment slots are full daily for consultations, office visits and procedures
- Consistently answer telephones in a timely manner and within defined standards
- Triage phone calls and transfer to appropriate practice using the defined standards
- Proactively perform outbound call work: this includes but not limited to calling patients to inform them a referral has been received in our system. Process & schedule using departmental resources & tools while following standard work. Calling patients to explain insurance authorization complications for scheduled appointments
- Manages a positive patient expeience at all times
- This position is a key contributor to patient satisfaction initiatives with the OHSU Ambulatory clinics. This position has a direct effect on patient experience metrics re: access and appointment scheduling.
- Resolve patient inquiries or escalate to higher levels for solution
- Escalate all complaints to manager or supervisor, utilizing established chain of command
- Demonstrate courteous and professional behavior when dealing with patients/staff at all times
- Manages a positive patient experience at all times
Compliance and Other:
- All responsibilities are to be carried out in an ethical and professional manner. This position/employee should report potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlined in the Code of Conduct manual. This position/employee should be a model of ethical and appropriate behavior for other departmental personnel and should exhibit professional standards, comply with OHSU policy and procedures and maintain personal integrity at all times.
- Participation in compliance and procedural training programs is expected. It is expected that this position/employee comply with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies & procedures, applicable rules, regulations, etc.
- It is expected that OHSU computer systems (such as Outlook and the Internet) will be used only for departmentally approved functions. No personal use of OHSU computer systems during paid work hours is acceptable.
- The position is also involved in recognizing and reporting access barriers to their immediate supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned
A Computational Biologist 2 position is available for a highly motivated candidate to join the Braun laboratories in the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.
The primary goal of our team is to understand how genomic and epigenomic changes manifest at the cell biology level to promote leukemia formation and progression. We are particularly interested in using new tools to interrogate these changes at the single-cell level and in understanding how different gene mutations combine to produce distinct malignancies.
This position will be focused on single cell genomics approaches to study minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with the goal of developing improved assays to detect MRD and the comprehensive characterization of MRD cells with the goal of developing specific MRD-targeted therapy. This position will involve both laboratory and computational approaches and as such the ideal candidate will have expertise in cell/molecular biology laboratory techniques as well as fluency with the computational analysis of large datasets, expertise in R/python programing languages and familiarity with the molecular genetics of AML.
Duties will include:
1. Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
- We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
- We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
- We work as a CONNECTED team — We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
2. Implement and adapt existing analytic tools for high dimensional data analysis
3. Write programs in R and Python
4. Help to develop new analytic pipelines and tools
The Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is seeking a resourceful, dynamic administrator to develop and implement programs to support CEDAR’s researchers in working together to do cutting-edge, impactful science. This person would work closely with the Assistant Director for Team Science & Strategy to develop, implement, monitor and improve programs that support team science in CEDAR. In this role your primary responsibilities will include:
- Leading the development of and managing programs to facilitate transdisciplinary scientific collaborations within and among research groups
- Leading the development of and managing programs, training, and outcomes tracking for career and professional development programming
- With CEDAR Assistant Directors, develop frameworks, and manage processes to evaluate programs, including key performance indicators, standards, monitoring systems, and innovation and improvement plans
- Provide administrative support and coordination for programs, extensive meeting series, and initiatives intended to enrich CEDAR’s culture and support of its guiding principles.
- Assist the Assistant Director of Team Scientist & Strategy in the coordination of twice-monthly CEDAR all-staff meetings and related materials
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Lead development of, and manage programs to facilitate transdisciplinary scientific collaborations within and among research groups, including training to support use of collaboration tools
- Lead development of, and manage programs, training, and outcomes tracking for career and professional development programming for CEDAR
- With CEDAR Assistant Directors, develop frameworks, and manage processes to evaluate programs, including key performance indicators, standards, monitoring systems, and innovation and improvement plans
- Provide administrative support and coordination for programs, extensive meeting series, and initiatives intended to enrich CEDAR’s culture and support of its guiding principles
- Assist Program the Assistant Director of Team Scientist & Strategy in coordination of twice-monthly CEDAR all-staff meetings and related materials
- Customer Service: Provide the highest level of customer service to both external customers (patients and their families, referring providers, insurance carriers, etc.) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers and staff) that meet or exceed the service standards of the health care industry. This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face-to-face customer contact skills, crisis management, facility with available information technology, standard complaint processing, flexible coverage of internal service needs and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills.
- Additional Business Functions/Duties / Coordination/Staff Resource: When called upon to do so, shares business expertise and disseminates business and clinical information to PAS Specialists within the Department. Instruct co-workers as needed in Epic. Maintains a service-based working knowledge of diagnostic and procedural coding. Provides on the job training, orientation, guidance and coaching for new PAS personnel in the service area.
- Call Processing: As needed, responsible for connecting the patient with the appropriate individual to progress their care in the clinic; Transfers calls as needed, creates telephone encounters, contacts nursing coordinators, and pages providers and staff as needed per circumstance; Scheduling and managing of patient access to Center for Hematologic Malignancies Clinic; Create telephone calls from patients in the EMR which will include accurate documentation of requests for medication refills, complaints, general information inquiries and urgent health care concerns; Triage calls to the appropriate staff for patient care /needs assessment; Process call (answering, screening, routing, paging etc.) in a timely, polite, professional manner; Route calls to appropriate conclusion; Provide information to callers, including directions, addresses and hours of operation; Use schedules and departmental procedures to locate appropriate on-call person for internal and external callers; Understand and process calls per departmental policy for each encounter type (ie refill, telephone, documentation, etc); As needed, expected to take 10% of incoming volume of clinic calls.
- Check-in/Checkout: Checks in and out clinic, procedure, and infusion appointments.This includes, but is not limited to careful review of insurance benefits, demographic information, confirming insurance eligibility, and /or authorization, and complex provider and infusion scheduling. Checks patient account numbers and corrects any problems, seeking advice from Central Registration as required. Ensures that all appointment comment information is accurate and completed. Identifies and updates deductible payments, co-payments, and prepayment requirements. Proper use of OHSU forms and documentation required for all patients.
- Scheduling:Coordinate high volume of complicated patient care appointments, procedures, and infusion treatments as directed by physician and/or nurse staff; Serves as a liaison and information resource for physicians, and nursing support staff; Return phone messages; Prepare and mail patient information packets; Direct patients to appropriate providers for other health care issues; Complete and route direct referrals to other clinical services; Enter patient information accurately into the electronic medical record when necessary. Maintains a service-based working knowledge of oncology practice.Is responsible for verifying patient eligibility and securing referral/authorization prior to the outpatient appointment or inpatient admission. The authorization process includes, but is not limited to, putting referral information on-line, obtaining authorization to provide care from the insurance company, identifying how much of the patient’s deductible has been met, determining how much of an education benefit has been exhausted, tracking the number of visits used per authorized, following up on referrals for return appointments, and other miscellaneous tasks. Obtains managed care authorizations for all consultations, procedures, office visits, and care arrangements by scheduling appointments and contacting other ancillary and clinical services as needed. Applies problem solving and negotiating skills in resolving patient concerns and managed care related problems.
- Integrated Care: Obtain prior medical records and studies when appropriate; Responsible for obtaining, recording, tracking, and verifying referrals and authorizations for the respective outpatient clinic and lab visits when necessary.
- Administrative Duties: Faxing; Letter queues; Use right fax to send outgoing fax notification re: referral receipt; Other duties as assigned.
- Continued Professional Development: Participate in appropriate educational activities that enhance general knowledge or ability to do assigned work; Attend staff meetings and other informational sessions; Read vendor documentation, trade publications, or other appropriate publications; interact with peers and other employees to receive and disseminate information.
The position of Diagnostic Radiology fellow under the ABR Alternate Pathway requires and M.D. and certification of Radiology training in country of origin in order to qualify for the position. These tasks are required to be completed by a medical doctor (MD) professional that is licensed by the state medical board. Alternate pathway fellows are at the same institution for 4 years to complete this requirement and are able to choose the subspecialty areas that they focus on, so long as one year is in an ACGME accredited year. At OHSU specifically, we offer Neuroradiology and Pediatric Radiology ACGME fellowship years as options during the 4-year training.
CT/MR/Fluoro/US service responsibilities- 75%
- MRI vs. fluoro coverage will rotate between the residents and fellows on a weekly basis
- Medical interpretation of MR or CT Images of patients by a physician including dictation of medical report. Review with supervising ABR certified Radiologist.
- Oversee distribution of CT and MRIs to ensure residents get fair exposure by allocating the electronic list of cases and verifying that physicians assigned for the day to day work are exposed to a variety of imaging cases to interpret.
- Physician protocol of MRI and CT studies (see Protocol section). Reviews orders by physicians ordering the test for their patients prior to imaging. Determines appropriateness of order and details instructions to technologists obtaining the medical images in either CT or MRI.
- Check with the fluoroscopy technologists to review the day's work schedule and to schedule any add-on procedures or medical studies.
- Contact the physician ordering the medical study to understand the clinical question/indication in order to tailor the study.
- Discuss the technical details of day's fluoro studies/schedule with staff to determine the most appropriate means of performing to answer the ordering physicians clinical questions.
- Perform, under supervision, the appropriate medical fluoroscopic imaging procedure on patients, interpret, and dictate imaging findings.
- Ensure all appropriate physician orders have been placed for the day's procedures.
- Review the CT procedures schedule and discuss with supervising Radiologist.
- Review the CT procedures schedule for the following day and ensure physician orders are placed.
- Manage add-on procedures (review of imaging, approval of study, coordination with technologists/nursing/etc.).
- Teach procedures to residents once you are comfortable with them.
- Perform medical interpretation including dictation of medical imaging on patients. Review with supervising ABR certified Radiologist.
- Perform medical interpretation of both inpatient and outpatient studies and dictating preliminary reports
- Oversee distribution of studies and procedures to ensure residents get fair exposure by assessing the variety and complexity of cases and assuring that the physicians working each day are able to interpret a variety of medical disease entities.
- Review procedure schedule each morning and discuss each case with supervising physician.
- Ensure all necessary physician orders are entered into Epic (pre- and post-procedure PCU orders, surg path and micro orders, etc.).
- Manage add-on procedures (review of imaging, approval of study, coordination with technologists/nursing/etc.).
- Teaching procedures to residents.
- Perform medical interpretation including dictation of medical imaging on patients. Review with supervising ABR certified Radiologist.
Scholarly Activity and PQI Project- 15%
A) Fellows are required to pursue scholarly activity. ACGME fellows should participate in clinical, basic biomedical, or health services research projects and should submit at least one scientific paper or exhibit for presentation at a regional or national meeting. ACGME’s required active scholarly activity participation is designed for you to learn the fundamentals of experimental design, performance, and interpretation of results.
B) Fellows are required to take part in a PQI project.
Fellowship Didactic lectures- 10%
A) Our group has developed a series of lectures dedicated to fellow education. Each lecture is designed to be 30 minutes in length with a higher level of proficiency then at the resident level. Topics cover Anatomy, Techniques, Trauma, Congenital, CNS Tumors, Spine and H&N. Fellows should make every effort to attend.
B) Currently anatomy talks are scheduled for Monday at 2pm and the other didactic lectures are scheduled for Thursdays at 2pm. Sometimes faculty will arrange another day or time that works with their schedule better. Faculty should contact fellows to reschedule lectures but fellows should feel free to reach out to scheduled faculty, PD or the PC if lectures didn’t happen.
*Nuclear Medicine Training*
The four-year experience must include four months of clinical nuclear radiology training. These four months of nuclear radiology should be the same as those completed by diagnostic radiology residents at the sponsoring institution.
- Perform medical interpretation of Nuclear radiology and/or PET/CT studies, dictate the report of this interpretation. Review with Board Certified Physician.
- Perform under appropriate supervision nuclear medicine radiology therapy of 131I administrations. Under preceptor supervision, candidates must perform at least three therapies involving oral administration of 131I in quantities less than or equal to 33 millicuries (mCi), and at least three therapies in quantities greater than 33mCi.
This position will participate in the clinical audiology program that serves both adult and pediatric patient populations. Services may include, but not be limited to pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, electrophysiological assessments, including ABR, OAE, and vestibular testing. Hearing Aid fitting, outside audiograms, cochlear implant evaluations and follow up care including aural rehabilitation, lip reading, and referral to appropriate education and community agencies will be done to ensure maximum benefit from assistive devices.
This position will engage in research by participating in clinical trials and database management of information. Participation in outreach programs directed to health professionals, patients, families, and the general public. In addition, will provide rehabilitation services.