Staffing the Adventist Health Portland 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.
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.
The Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University is actively seeking Hospitalists to join our mission to serve, connect, and educate in order to heal, comfort, and empower.
Clinical duties will primarily consist of operating as part of an inpatient medicine care team, and includes:
- Admitting, managing, and discharging patients.
- Performing medical consultation, and engaging in co- management with other specialties.
- Position includes a mix of mostly day shifts with some swing admitting shifts, night shifts and back-up shifts.
- There may be opportunities to engage in teaching with medical students, PA students and residents.
- Participate in relevant quality review and process improvement opportunities.
- Opportunities for leadership, career advancement, scholarship and promotion are available to all division members.
Managed Care Coordination:
- 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. Serves as service area expert on ICD9 coding requirements and issues. 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.
Enrollment & Authorization:
- 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. Obtains authorizations for clinical care, procedures, and laboratory studies. Enters all information accurately into OHSU databases or into the medical record when necessary. Follows up on pending authorizations until they are obtained.
- Schedules new patient appointments. Obtains prior medical records and studies as directed by the clinical staff and Providers. Prior to patient scheduled appointment, obtains lab reports, procedure documents, CDs, on- line communications, OHSU medical records, and other medical reports from referring physicians as required by various clinical genetics subspecialties. Accommodates patient special needs such as: wheelchairs, stretchers and interpreters. Mails information packets and provides patients with pre-clinic visit information and reminders.
Clinical Activities (not related to teaching or research): Assure the safe, efficient, high quality and customer oriented management of patient care to identified patient populations, 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 prevention of illness and health maintenance; and, refer patients to other healthcare professionals as necessary.
Scholarly Activities (improvement science, research, writing, abstracts, grant supported work, presentations, etc.): Keep abreast of changes in field and applies knowledge to identify and recommend enhancements to clinical quality, patient experience/satisfaction, length of stay and to achieve improvement that demonstrates a higher standard of care. Assesses and recommends initiatives to improve performance indicators related to patient experience, quality, and costs. Professional development meeting the expectations of ongoing certification. Demonstrates success or productivity in the field as evidenced by securing research funding, publication in journals and/or other forms of peer presentations.
Teaching/ Clinical Supervision: Support OHSU’s academic missions by participating in the design, development and assessment of program curricula for professional specialty area; including course objectives, instructional methods, learning outcomes, projects and assessment measures. Teach program courses as needed according to specified learning outcomes; academic advising and career related counseling for students; monitoring student retention and identifying and assisting at-risk students. May serve as the faculty of record and principle contact for extern placements and student’s performance at the assigned site.
Deliver individual instruction to support fellows, residents and other clinical learners to support their personal program of learning in the applicable specialty area. Provide instruction and review of the practices, policies and procedures in a variety of functions; including but not limited to development of treatment plans, interpretation of clinical diagnostic data; developing orders; patient and family communication and education; management of medical equipment, electronic medical records; performing procedures, and transitioning patients to the next level of care. Assures adherence to the specialty specific protocols, best practices, quality, and organizational indicators. Provides APP in put to the performance of the resident as a provider in the clinical setting.
As a Radiation Therapist you will administer radiation therapy accurately as prescribed and planned by a physician, and reinforce the Radiation Oncologist's advice to patients regarding reactions to treatment and their care. This position will require you to observe the clinical progress of the radiation oncology patient, use clinical decision-making skills to recognize and report any signs of complications, unusual reactions, and events to the nursing staff and/or Radiation Oncologist. Additional duties could include assisting with the training, mentoring, and/or directly supervision of Radiation Therapy students.
The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience working as a Radiation Therapist. This includes the ability to safely and effectively operate a variety of computerized simulation and treatment machines, and the ability to perform all necessary machine and treatment quality assurances, and be able and willing to work in all areas within the unit. This position requires professional conduct and the ability to effectively communicate and interact within clinical settings with a variety of individuals in written and oral formats.
The Adult Generalist Anesthesiologist 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.
Teaches trainees and support staff in their area of professional expertise. Teaching is done through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year and through teaching in the course of performing their own job by modeling best practices, mentoring trainees, guiding learning through delegating graduated and focused levels of responsibility. Faculty have a demonstrated competence in teaching and are knowledgeable about relevant guidelines from all applicable regulating bodies. (E.g. ACGME competencies for clinical faculty).
Provides an outstanding level of professional performance (e.g. quality of clinical care for clinical faculty). Professional performance is to be delivered in a manner that is compliant with the regulations and guidelines of all relevant regulating bodies (e.g. the American Society of Anesthesiologists, JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, OHSU IRB, NIH and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory guidelines). Treats all patients, research subjects, trainees and co-workers with dignity and respect.
May maintain a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases. May develop and direct scholarly research activities focused toward improving the educational foundation within anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. May engage in public service through consultative activities with OHSU and non-University groups as approved by the Chair. May also participate in additional departmental or hospital administration as approved by the Chair or supervising Vice Chair.
This posting is being used to fill multiple positions.
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.
This position reports to Dr. Karan Replogle, Acting Division Head Endodontology
The primary focus of the Head of the Division of Endodontology is to provide leadership for the education of predoctoral and graduate dental students in Endodontology. This faculty member will serve a dual role as the Program Director for the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics, providing direct oversight and direction for the specialty program.
The Division Head collaborates with the Department Chair, the Senior Associate Deans for Academic and Clinical Systems in the development and implementation of curriculum, operation and oversight of the Graduate Endodontic Practice, and management of Division and Program budgets. The Head leads in process improvement and ensures compliance to the policies and procedures of the School of Dentistry (SOD), Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA), and the Northwest Commission of Colleges and University (NWCCU). The Head collaborates with the Dean of the SOD and the OHSU Foundation to manage and grow alumni philanthropy.
This position directly supervises faculty in the Predoctoral and Advanced Education Program, full-time and part-time. The position is supported by an Administrative Coordinator. This faculty member is expected to conduct research, participate in research, and oversee and mentor research of the Advanced Education students in Endodontics. The faculty member will teach in the Predoctoral and Graduate Endodontic curriculum. The faculty member is eligible to practice endodontic privately in the OHSU SOD Faculty Practice.
The Division Head will be supported to provide service to the community and strengthen the divisions’ and advanced education program’s reputation nationally and internationally.
The appointee shall provide services as assigned in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service.
The Responsibilities of the Division Head are:
- Recruit, retain, evaluate, and directly supervise diverse faculty within the Division of Endodontology
- Build relationships within the Division and between Divisions to build a culture of success, belonging and synergy that furthers the mission of the SOD Manage the operating budget for the Division
- Participate in forecasting and justifying budgetary recommendations for additional funding for facilities, staffing and resources
- Develop and monitor performance metrics for the Division
- Support, coach and implement key SOD initiatives
- Recommend and establish administrative controls and process improvements to increase efficiency, performance, and outcomes
- Build, develop, and foster essential partnerships with alumni and external community partners.
- Leads in initiatives to improve the overall dental health of the community
The Respnsibilities of the Advanced Program Director in Endodontics are:
- Provides strategic and day-to-day operational guidance and oversight for the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics
- Recruit, retain, evaluate, and directly supervise graduate students within the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics
- Build relationships within the Program and between the SOD Programs and GME residencies in Ortho, Periodontics, Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, and the General Practice Residency to build a culture of success, belonging and synergy that furthers the mission of the SOD
- Serve on the SOD Advanced Education Committee to guide compliance to SOD policies and procedures for Advanced Education Programs
- Establish rapport with public and private clients to grow the referral base for the GEP and to enhance the resources available to the GEP
- Recommend, establish, and ensure compliance with administrative controls and process improvements that increase efficiency, performance, and outcomes
- Collaborate with the Clinical Site Director for the GEP to manage operations to include determining appropriate faculty staffing, resident and staff scheduling, resident/patient experiences, and budget.
- Prepare reporting for the OHSU, CODA and NWCCU program review
- Ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the SOD, CODA and NWCCU.
A Research Assistant 2 (RA2) position is available for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and gene therapy research in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. The RA2 will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. Responsibilities include:
- Performs various molecular biology assays, including construction and preparation of plasmid DNA, production and purification of AAV vectors for animal studies, and extraction of DNA / RNA from animal tissues
- Assists in the daily operation of the lab including hazardous waste disposal, sterilization of equipment, cleaning glassware, general servicing, ordering of equipment and lab supplies, and preparation of media and buffers
- Collects, records, organizes and verifies the accuracy of data; conducts leterature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study; documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to Principal Investigator
- Presents experimental results at lab meetings and participates in departmental and group seminars
Strategy Deployment (45%)
- Utilizes A3 structured problem-solving methodology at all levels of the organization.
- Effectively uses Daily Management Systems, Improvement Rounds, Standard Work, Kaizen, and Visual Management to achieve and sustain performance.
- Works with the identified Sponsors, Process Owners, and Improvement Groups to organize strategic and improvement work to achieve our strategic objectives and goals.
- Works with the Dean's Executive Council, the Leadership Council, and the SON Project Manager to design, revise, and improve strategic planning and deployment plan and methods.
- Serves as an expert consultant and advisor in performance improvement methodologies.
- Coaches Senior Leadership, Sponsors, Process Owners, and Improvement groups in the use of strategy deployment, performance improvement, and change management tools and expertise.
- Determines the appropriate improvement model to use for identified performance improvement projects.
- Helps build internal capability by coaching others to conduct their own assessments and improvement events.
- Recommends specific monitoring activities and daily management to assure improvement sustainability and control.
- As needed, serves as expert advisor and trainer in specific performance improvement software tools.
- Leads complex improvement initiatives using advanced OPEx methods and tools.
- Drives improvement to positively achieve key OHSU and SON priorities and objectives.
- Promotes and models change management tools and approaches.
- Establishes standard work and daily management systems to assure that improvements are sustained.
- Develops and implements new pieces of training as needed.
- Leads training sessions throughout the year to drive the development of improvement culture and internal capability for strategy deployment.
- Identifies specific needs for self-development and implements plans to achieve professional growth to remain an expert in the concepts and processes of quality and performance improvement and strategy deployment.
- Attends, participates in, and leads professional meetings and committees; remains current in new trends and innovations.
This position provides faculty support including assistance with grading, classroom/course activities, and other duties as assigned.
The Research Assistant will support the ongoing and newly funded research projects of the Axthelm Laboratory at the Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU. The incumbent will perform a variety of hands on procedures with non-human primates (NHPs) and will assist with and perform technical and laboratory procedures. Primary duties include sample preparation and collection, drug/anti-retroviral administration, data entry, project scheduling, and reporting of observations and results to supervisors and collaborators. Assistant will contribute to general lab support duties, including cleaning, stocking and maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics is engaged in biostatistics collaboration, research, teaching and consulting and other service activities at OHSU.
- Research: They conduct collaborative and independent research in biostatistics. Specifically they serve as a member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) in the Knight Cancer Institute and engage in collaborative cancer research including, but not limited to translational oncology, quantitative oncology, cancer prevention and control. They may be involved in collaborative research in other institutes/centers/departments such as the Biostatistics & Design Program (BDP) of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). They are expected to demonstate consistent scholastic productivity in terms of publications and grants.
- Teaching: They engage in teaching and mentorng activities through the BSR, including office hours and participation in educational and training in cancer biostatistics. They can participate in teaching activities in the Masters Program in Public Health and Masters and Certificate Programs in Biostatistics including instruction of didactic courses, development of new courses and curriculum and academic advising of graduate students in biostatistics at OHSU/PSU School of Public Health (SPH).
- As a faculty member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the Knight Cancer Institute, they are expected to participate in appropriate Knight Cancer Institute sponsored events (e.g., annual retreat, BSR staff meetings).
- The appointee may be a researcher interested in studying genetics, behaviors and exposures at a population level that increase the risk of developing cancer in solving cancer problems using computational, informatic and statistical tools, and approaches.
- The appointee may be a researcher working to solve cancer problems using computational, informatic and statistical tools and approaches.
In support of the PA Program curriculum, the faculty member will:
- Participate as a lecturer/small group facilitator /course director throughout the curriculum, teaching in areas of expertise and program need as assigned by the Program Director.
- Participate in the ongoing schedule of periodic site visits to evaluate students on clinical rotation and the supervision provided by clinical preceptors.
- Participate in the grading of student assignments and evaluation of student academic and professional development.
As a member of the faculty of the PA Program:
- Review and revise as necessary the mission statement, goals, and competencies for the program.
- Provide student instruction in the academic and clinical phases of the program.
- Evaluate student performance and assure the availability of remedial instruction.
- Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate curriculum.
- Evaluate the program by participating in the program’s ongoing self-assessment, analysis, and accreditation processes.
- Provide academic advising support to students throughout the educational program.
- Participate in the selection of applicants for admission to the PA program.
- Participate on program committees as assigned by the Program Director, such as the Progress and Promotion Committee, Admissions Selection Committee, Policy Committee, Curriculum Committee and other ad-hoc committees as necessary.
- Participate in state and national PA organizations as necessary to promote the program and the profession.
- Represent the PA program through service on committees at the University level as required.
- Pursue faculty development in activities outside of the program such as clinical practice or scholarly activities agreed upon by the Program Director and the individual.
- Perform other duties as determined by the Program Director from time to time.
- Of note, the Principal Faculty must not participate as a health care provider for students in the program, except in an emergency situation.
- Clinical practice up to 20% of effort if applicable.
- Staffs the OHSU Library service desk: greets Library users; answers questions in person, on the phone, and online.
- Checks books in and out using an integrated library system; retrieves books from stacks for user requests; reshelves books after use; checks book drops for returned items; scans journal articles or book chapters from our print collection.
- Searches the library catalog to determine the availability of print and digital resources.
- Cleans, dusts, and tidies Library spaces.
- Special projects as needed.
- Strong capabilities in evidence-based psychotherapies. The applicant will deliver psychotherapeutic services, consultation, assessment, and treatment to adult patients with a full range of psychopathologies in an outpatient setting.
- Support for the Educational mission by active participation in lectures and teaching for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program and the Psychiatry Residency program didactics courses.
- Clinical supervision of Clinical Psychology graduate practica and of Psychiatry Resident psychotherapy rotations.
- Multicultural competencies and understanding of diverse cultural, geographic, economic and social issues that impact our community and ability to work effectively with diverse patients.
- Participation in the scholarly life of the University via Grand Rounds, consultation, and instruction.
- Service on Departmental and University committees as appropriate.
- Engagement in scholarly endeavors as appropriate with approval.
- Assessment Plans, Strategies, Tools and Resources
- Integrate Social Justice, Antiracism, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into assessment approaches, tools, systems and processes.
- In collaboration with Program Directors and faculty, develop and implement undergraduate and graduate student assessment plans and strategies including:
- Rubrics and other assessment tools, and provision of training and guidance on their use;
- Student-level competency attainment, including the development of rubrics/other assessment tools and provision of support of their utilization.
- Course-level assessment including evaluation of content, instructor effectiveness, and attainment of student learning objectives; and,
- Experiential learning assessment: engaging multiple stakeholders in evaluating student internship/field experiences/integrated learning experiences/culminating experiences.
- Support the SPH Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee (APCC) with regard to program evaluation, student learning assessment responsibilities, and alignment of curricular and policy decision making with accreditation standards. Chair Assessment and Evaluation Sub-Committee.
- Accreditation, Reporting and Compliance
- Develop data collection strategies; support institutional academic program review and reporting for accreditation purposes; implement and oversee this data collection (with a data analyst providing support).
- Manage, prepare, coordinate the writing of, and submit academic program review and accreditation reports; address institutional feedback on these reviews as required.
- Advise SPH Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs on accreditation compliance and policy decision-making that has a bearing on accreditation and institutional compliance.
- Work collaboratively with SPH leadership, faculty and staff to prepare accreditation reports such as interim, compliance, and self-study reports for CEPH. and address comments from the institutional academic program reviews and accreditation reviews.
- Coordinate the submission of materials to OHSU and PSU for periodic Academic Program Review.
- Staying current on accreditation standards, expectations and best practices and maintain historical and ongoing knowledge of accreditation requirements as they pertain to NWCCU, CEPH, CAHME, and any additional regulatory bodies responsible for providing accreditation to the SPH
- Data Collection, Analysis and Program Improvement
- Develop and implement data collection strategies to facilitate and advance continuous improvement, in alignment with SPH strategic plan.
- Conduct and interpret results of statistical analyses of national (ASPPH, NWBHE, etc.) and internal data to assess and evaluate curricular, co-curricular, and other programmatic goals and student learning outcomes (with support from Data Analyst).
- Manage and oversee the SPH Annual Student Survey and Annual Alumni Survey as directed by the SPH Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, respectively, and in coordination with SPH Leadership and data analyst, including stakeholder engagement, instrument revision, data collection and incentivization strategies, and reporting.
- Identify needs for additional data to support degree program evaluation and student learning outcome assessments (e.g., alumni surveys, focus groups).
- Training and Development
- Lead collaborative teams of OHSU and PSU instructional support staff and faculty to develop instructional materials, trainings, and pedagogical supports (including web-based instruction).
- In collaboration with OHSU & PSU resources, develop and lead faculty development workshops about instructional strategies and student learning outcome assessment.
- Represent the SPH on OHSU & PSU institutional committees, as needed.
- Perform other assessment-related responsibilities as assigned.
Clinical Activities (not related to teaching or research):
- Plans and supervises student lab and/or clinical experiences or practice based on teaching assignments.
Scholarly Activities (research/writing, abstracts, grant-supported work, presentations, etc.):
- Participates in scholarly activities based on faculty rank.
- At the Assistant Professor rank or higher, faculty in the practice mission, demonstrates competence in an area of clinical expertise and engages in inquiry and scholarship that contributes to the practice of clinical practice.
- At the Assistant Professor rank or higher, faculty in the research mission advance a program of research, prepares grants and seek funding, and engage with other missions to foster inquiry within the SON.
Education Activities (include types of teaching and types of students taught):
- Provides effective didactic instruction based on teaching assignments using appropriate instructional technologies to ensure that course outcomes are met.
- Participates collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum.
- Mentors and advises students.
- Faculty in the doctoral program supervise students in dissertation and/or clinical inquiry projects.
- These activities could include faculty meetings, committee membership, professional activities, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Program or Academic Director.
- Participates in faculty governance; additional engagement based on rank.
- As negotiated.
- 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 Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will practice independently and in collaboration with physicians to provide patient care in accordance with allied health privileges granted by OHSU. The APP is under the supervision of the Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine and provides patient care consistent with the credentials and the philosophy of the Department of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics.
The APP functions in a manner which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of each patient, promotes a positive relationship with all health team members and supports the policies and procedures of the University Hospitals and Clinics.
This advanced practice provider role involves:
- Medically managing adult medicine inpatients.
- Medically managing adult medicine consultant inpatients.
- Using best practice clinical protocols and guidelines to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
- Performance of selected procedures if and once credentialed to perform them.
- Promoting an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
- Effective patient advocacy, ensuring efficient navigation and flow through the hospital system.
- Partnering with case managers on discharge planning and efficiently discharging patients under the guidance of the supervising physician.
- Educating patients and families throughout the stay.
- Communicating effectively with collaborating physicians, as well as other supportive staff including nursing, pharmacy, case management and physical/occupational therapy.
- Direct teaching and mentorship of APP learners as assigned
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by Division Leadership.
- Submit bills that comply with all appropriate regulations, managed care contracts to third party payors.
- Calculate the correct reimbursement of all managed care claim
Third party follow-up and collection:
- Within the stratified processing environment, collect assertively and proactively money due OHSU by contacting (through telephoning, emailing, and/or accessing on-line systems) third parties (insurance carrier, various government programs, etc.)
- Provide explanation of charges and additional requested information to the third parties.
- Analyze accounts to determine coordination of benefits, refunds, and denials to insure appropriate resolution of accounts.
- Review billing to determine medical records necessary to provide complete processing of claim.
- Analyze accounts with regard to billing and payment history and uses judgment to determines appropriate follow-up action based on departmental guidelines.
- Contact patient/guarantor to resolve issues (includes tracing and locating patient/guarantor by telephoning and/or sending written correspondence.)
- Analyze accounts and interpreting contracts that dictate how claims should be paid and processing adjustments for contract interpretation.
- Comply with special billing and follow-up requirements regarding adoptions, court holds, motor vehicle and personal injury accidents, and other unique or sensitive accounts
- Work reports of denied claims to trend and report these claims to the department and to our front end partners
- Work closely with admitting, care management and ambulatory services on the denied claims for resolution and feedback purposes
- Prepare the appeals for selected denials