Postdoctoral positions are available for a newly NIAAA-funded study in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. This project is a collaboration between the laboratories of Drs. Chris Kroenke, Elinor Sullivan, and Verginia Cuzon Carlson. Together, our group is studying the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure in a non-human primate model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The experiments proposed include magnetic resonance imaging, ex vivo slice electrophysiology, and primate behavior including the assessment of normative behavior, cognition and emotional regulation. Responsibilities will include assisting at multiple phases of the study, including data collection, data analysis, and results dissemination by publications and presentations at national meetings.
Candidates with expertise or prior experience in one of the following areas (and a strong desire to develop additional skills in at least one additional area) are especially encouraged to apply: behavioral models of learning and motivation, models of alcohol use disorder, developmental neuroscience, ex vivo slice electrophysiology, neuroimaging data and/or computational neuroscience.
The Senior Research Assistant will support the ongoing studies in pregnant and neonatal nonhuman primates (NHPs) and other animal models, including models of intra-uterine infection, preterm labor and perinatal brain injury. This position requires a hardworking, dedicated individual who can work independently and be responsible for the management of NHP experiments, laboratory inventory and supervision of other lab members and trainees/students. Knowledge of reproductive science, neuroscience and/or microbiological techniques is highly desirable.
The duties of this position will include, coordination and scheduling of NHP studies, working directly with pregnant and neonatal NHPs, laboratory-based experiments and other duties as required. NHP work will involve sedation and monitoring, observations, sample collection, behavioral testing and tissue collection at necropsies. In addition, this role includes research support and management of the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery as it relates to current and new animal experiments/models. A dedication to high-levels of animal care and welfare is required.
Laboratory work will include experimental setup and analysis of biological samples by microbiological culture techniques, bacterial inoculation, dilution, standardization, PCR and identification of bacterial growth in culture, in addition to molecular and immunohistochemical analyses and routine laboratory duties such as ordering, solution preparation, data entry/reporting, statistical analysis and troubleshooting/problem-solving in order to complete experimental aims.
Customer Service - Provide high quality customer service to both external customers (patients, referring providers, insurance carriers) and internal customers (OHSU health care providers, 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, standard complaint processing, flexible coverage of internal and external service needs, and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills. Document accurately telephone calls from patients regarding requests for medication refills, complaints, general information inquiries, and urgent health care concerns.
Schedule patient appointments– The PAS also work in the Call Center within the CWH. In the Call Center, the PAS answers the incoming phone calls. They are scheduling appointments, sending in-basket and Telephone encounters to Nurse and Providers via the Epic system. They also will arrange patient transportation through OHSU's VIP transportation systems when necessary and accommodate other special needs whenever possible (Language interpreters, Hearing impaired Interpreters, etc.). The PAS are also involved in obtaining prior medical records and images if appropriate. If needed, they follow-up and track requests for outside records.
Check patients in - When the patient arrives for their appointment, the PAS greets the patients and confirm that an appointment has been kept. They will inspect insurance cards and/or authorization notices. Identify and collect deductible payments, co-payments, and deposits on services; provide receipts and complete necessary accounting procedures. Explain and satisfy any necessary patient signature requirements .verifies the demographics, Insurance, and appointment time. The PAS will also have the patient sign needed paperwork, and check the patient into the Epic Cadence system. The PAS may need to talk with the patient about Research Studies happening in the CWH, among other general information the patient may need. The PAS is also communicating with the Clinical Staff so they can communicate if Providers are running late, or need something additional from the patient.
This position is under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry.
The School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Specific responsibilities will focus on teaching at the pre-doctoral level. 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 duties of this position include: participation in the clinic and didactic education of the dental students as assigned by the Curriculum Committee and the Chair. Desired: Demonstrated skill in teaching dentistry at the university level, experience teaching at the preclinical level, and experience teaching and providing care in a clinic environment. Professional development in education and skills is expected by participating in study club activities and attending continuing education courses. Participation in scholarly activities is expected, with up to one day per week available. Collaboration in research opportunities is encouraged. Up to one day per week may be available for participation in direct patient care.
Compensation within the salary range is based on years of academic experience. Salary ranges for the positions are as follows:
- Asst Prof: $108,301 - $138,968, Annually
- Assoc Prof: $129,640 - $166,952, Annually
(Note that some job duties may differ, depending on candidate qualifications.)
- Perform a wide range of image-guided procedures including, but not limited to, US-guided paracentesis, thoracentesis, thyroid and superficial fine needle aspiration biopsies, fluoroscopic hysterosalpingogram, ultrasound-sonohysterogram, contrast enhanced ultrasound, CT procedures, MRI-guided prostate biopsy.
- Perform and interpret a range of procedures including, but not limited to, GI fluoroscopy procedures (esophagram, upper GI, feeding tube manipulation, contrast enema, cystogram, fistulogram).
- Dictate preliminary radiologic findings and review images with supervising radiologists.
- Supervise moderate sedation administered by radiology RNs and oversee mild sedation/anxiolytics when needed.
- Supervise procedure-related recovery and respond to complications, coordinating clinical care, consultation, admission or ED-transfer.
- Help manage preprocedural medical issues in coordination with radiology RNs and consultation with radiologists such as anticoagulation, antibiotics, allergies, etc.
- Work closely with Xray, US, CT, MRI radiology lead techs and managers to implement process improvement.
- Communicate with attending physicians regarding a patient's condition, treatment plans, and urgent medical needs.
- Communicate with patients and family regarding their imaging findings. Review imaging as appropriate with patients.
- Adhere to best practice protocols and OHSU specific policies.
- Obtain training and education on safe use of fluoroscopy and radiation safety precautions, and medical staff credentialing approval for signing orders.
- Collaborate with radiology team members to establish or revise clinical pathways and patient education materials.
- Work with clinic and hospital staff to optimize order sets, patient instructions, and other infrastructure that supports patient care.
Quality and Research:
- Promote use of appropriate research findings in practice to exceed the standards of care.
- Work with the physician leadership, nurse managers, nursing staff and social workers to prevent and/or respond to patient complaints.
- Effectively manage clinic resources.
This position provides technical support to pharmacists through preparation of unit doses, data entry, delivery of medications, and cartfill exchange. Functions as a liaison and a point of contact for various pharmacy operations and interdisciplinary team members. Facilitate and prioritizes time sensitive duties which may include but are not limited to delivery of urgent medications, pharmacy program support and operational procedures. Person working this shift is responsible for ensuring accountability and accuracy of standard operations procedures in these areas. Position works under direct supervision of a Pharmacist who is responsible for the safe and proper distribution and use of drugs in inpatients and outpatients who range in age from neonates, infants <1 year old, children and adolescents ages 1-18, adults ages 19-65, and the elderly age >65. Be able to perform duties as specified in Pharmacy Technician 1 Class specification as applicable to work unit.
- Provide full spectrum family medicine care, including obstetrical care.
- Work collaboratively with full and part time faculty to maintain an active practice.
- 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 faculty member will be expected to have a strong commitment to developing the practice into a vibrant clinical and academic operation, which is successful from both a professional and business point of view.
- The faculty member will be expected to participate in continuing education, professional and faculty development and scholarship. Previous work experience in primary care is required.
- The Appointee will directly see patients in their clinic eight half days per week and have two half day’s available for administrative duties/scholarship duties. Expectations for number of patients seen per half day will be commensurate with that of other faculty and with minimum target numbers of 8-10 visits per half day depending on complexity of the patient population.
- The Appointee will be expected to document using the electronic health record and maintain complete and timely patient care documentation consistent with OHSU and Family Medicine policies and procedures.
- Be available for teaching activities including but not limited to resident precepting, student precepting, didactics and more.
- By mutual agreement between the Department and the physician, this position may include Inpatient Care (at OHSU and/or HMC) with call duties being shared with the faculty inpatient call group.
- The Appointee will be expected to participate in seeing patients during expanded access hours in the clinic, including their share of evenings and weekends, and call coverage. The Appointee will be expected to have a strong commitment to developing the practice into a vibrant clinical and academic operation, which is successful from both a professional and business perspective.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential functions indicate those key responsibilities that meet one or more of the following descriptors: (1) the position exists to perform the function, (2) the number of employees available to perform the function is limited, (3) the function is so highly specialized that the person is hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function. The percentage of duties must equal 100%
Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards
- Patient Care
- Welcomes and assists with admitting and discharge patients to department
- Obtains vital signs and patient weights as ordered by LIP or assigned by RN
- Assists and performs cannulation or decannulation of patient’s vascular access in order to initiate or terminate HD treatment
- Understands all the critical alarms of the HD equipment and responds appropriately including
- Escalating to RN when appropriate to provide patient care or intervention to address change in patient condition or alarm
- Recognizing abnormal or life-threatening changes in the patient’s condition and notifying the RN or LIP for immediate attention
- Assists and performs patient care during HD treatment including
- Monitoring patient for adverse reaction
- Monitoring hemodialysis machine for malfunction
- Providing explanation of HD procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before, during, and after treatment
- Responding to call lights and ensuring that call lights are within reach at all times
- Collecting specimens as directed by LIP or RN
- Assisting patient with toileting and hygiene needs
- Providing and maintaining needed comfort measures e.g. blankets, pillows, etc.
- Assists with care coordination by helping with
- Ordering patient’s food
- Entering requests for transportation to and from the department
- Uses electronic health record to document patient care performed during pre- and post-HD treatment.
- Dialysis Equipment and Supplies Maintenance
- Assists with preparing appropriate supplies and equipment for all assigned HD treatments
- Including setting up, operating, disassembly of HD equipment
- Manages department inventory
- Requisitions and restocks supplies as needed for HD disposables, linens, food stock, office supplies, and other items as needed
- Rotates dated items on shelves
- Participates in equipment and supplies evaluations
- Troubleshoots and maintains equipment and supplies for dialysis treatments and unit operations
- Ensure HD, portable reverse osmosis (RO) and central RO machines are operating within the parameters set in the facility and regulatory standards
- Initiating disinfection of dialysis equipment
- Inspect dialysis equipment settings, including pressures, conductivity (proportion of chemicals to water), and temperature to ensure conformance to safety standards
- Performs surveillance and testing of dialysis water treatment equipment and dialysis water (such as chlorine, hardness, conductivity, water cultures) and document appropriately on logs
- Inspecting water room
- To ensure that CWP and other water room equipment is in proper working order
- For damage or signs of water leak
- Submitting appropriate work orders to repair broken equipment to facilities or clinical technology services departments
- Quality and data analysis
- Assists Departmental Leadership in their efforts to monitor and evaluate applicable standards.
- Maintains quality monitoring and technical logs for HD, portable RO, and central RO machines
- Maintains current knowledge of departmental benchmarks and initiatives
- Works toward continuous process and system improvement
- Indirect care and support to patients, team members, and department.
- Assisting with clerical duties such as answering telephones, using copier machine or facsimile machines, and other duties as assigned by RN or departmental leadership.
The Systems Analyst/Engineer provides a high level, broad spectrum of systems analysis, engineering, and project management for OHSU ITG technology platforms that support Enterprise services and missions. Specifically, this position provides for Systems Analysis, Systems Administration, Systems Engineering, Security Administration and Project Management. The primary work for this position is in support of OHSU Core Applications infrastructure including server and storage systems, and network integration. This position supports the underlying technology platforms for these services including server systems, tiered data architectures, data backup/restoration systems, server /storage/backup virtualization, clustered computing, data center utilization and operations. In addition, this position provides back-fill to other TeSD work units that utilize the Systems Analyst/Engineer. The Core Applications Technologies unit will routinely work with, augment and backfill members of the Core Services work unit that has several overlapping responsibilities. The incumbent will have primary responsibilities for one or more technology platforms and secondary responsibility for other technologies. This position also provides for problem analysis, communications and technical feedback between customers, field support, and other ITG work units and provides (Tier III) support and technical escalation for design and problem resolution.This position is distinguished by a hybrid combination of technology roles that include Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, and Project Manager. These are multi-tasking, broadly based, positions that require a unique combination of analytic, engineering, project management, and customer service skills to provide ITG systems support across all OHSU clinical, academic and research missions. Incumbents are proficient in troubleshooting and root cause analysis using the scientific method of refining a problem statement, and queuing up a series of increasingly specific tests to isolate the problem. Necessarily, this requires specialized knowledge for the equipment and services for which the analyst/engineer is directly responsible. In addition, expert broad based knowledge is used to troubleshoot integrated applications suites, services running across hybrid network architectures, virtualized servers or desktops, load balanced web farms, firewalled VPNS, etc.
The Radiologic Technologist’s role is to provide quality images with accuracy and efficiency using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment. They gather complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate, safe and timely service to the customers. They provide for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others. Techs should practice professional communication, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence. Technologists will be trained in all general radiology exams/areas so that they are able to rotate through the department based on workflow needs.
The purpose of this position is to provide the services of a licensed pharmacist which includes the responsibility for the safe and proper distribution and use of medications in inpatients and outpatients who range in age from neonates, infants less than one year of age, children and adolescents ages 10-18, adults ages 19-65 and the elderly over age 65.
This position is to function at higher decision making and accountability levels regarding medication therapy, proactively affecting medication use by making recommendations at the time prescribing decisions are being made or, in some cases, making independent decisions about medication therapy in cooperation with other healthcare team members. Additional services provided include facilitation of medication reconciliation, discharge counseling, and medication delivery through coordination of care from admission to discharge. The pharmacist must possess strong communication skills for patient education and work collaboratively with inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary teams including but not limited to providers, nurses, case workers, pharmacists, and technicians, as well as, the teaching and precepting component of students, interns and/or residents.
This is a flexible model where the coordination during transitions of care and medication use system for patients are integrated with traditionally centralized functions, such as order entry/verifications and will continue to evolve as part of integrated decentralized patient care practice.
- Assist pharmacist through performance of the following technical support activities:
- Computer order entry of inpatient and outpatient orders.
- Filling unit dose medication orders.
- Select ordered medications from inventory to fill new orders or to provide 24-hours medication for distribution to patient's room.
- Answering telephone, filing, billing / crediting and medication profile
- Load and refill medications into automated dispensing cabinet stations.
- Maintain manufacturing logs and documents to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
- Perform Unit Dose functions including:
- Tube medications from pharmacy to hospital and clinic areas
- Repackage medications for unit dose dispensing; maintain and replenish stock for emergency trays and kits.
- Return medications to stock and perform credits.
- Record refrigerator temperature daily.
- Process narcotics for removal from Pharmacy inventory and order replacements as needed.
- Maintain barcode medication integrity by ensuring medications are barcoded before leaving the pharmacy.
- System optimization, hardware maintenance, user support, reporting, file transmission and assistance in problem-solving pertaining to automation and technology.
- Performs a detailed and thorough audit of controlled substances medications dispensed for a patient and reconciles against products documented as adminisered or returned to the pharmacy for wasting.
- Demonstrates the ability to strengthen accountability, identify suspected diversion, and responds to known or suspected diversion incidents to avoid serious patient care, legal, and compliance implications.
- Prioritize labels from new orders to assure that product is delivered to label location at least one hour prior to label due time.
- Organize and restock work areas during and prior to end of shift, and remove expired medication.
- Round to nursing locations; deliver items and remove excess and discontinued oral dosage and injectable dosage units from patients’ bins and refrigerators, return to pharmacy for action.
This position provides technical support to pharmacists through preparation of unit doses, data entry, delivery of medications, and cartfill exchange. Person working this shift is responsible for ensuring accountability and accuracy of standard operations procedures in these areas. Position works under direct supervision of a Pharmacist who is responsible for the safe and proper distribution and use of drugs in inpatients and outpatients who range in age from neonates, infants <1 year old, children and adolescents ages 1-18, adults ages 19-65, and the elderly age >65. Be able to perform duties as specified in Pharmacy Technician 1 and 2 Class Specifications as applicable to work unit.
- Provide expert and compassionate clinical care to the pediatric bleeding and clotting disorders patient population as well as to the general pediatric hematology population in the outpatient and inpatient setting at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and associated outreach clinical sites.
- Clinical practice will be collaboration with faculty and staff of the Hemophilia Center and the Division of PHO.
- For the candidate pursuing a clinical research career path, conduct clinical research and/or educational research/curriculum development at OHSU.
- For the candidate pursuing a basic or translational physician scientist career, conduct lab-based and/or translational research at OHSU.
- Fund these opportunities as necessary through grants and contracts.
- The expectation will be for the physician scientist to seek further grant funding through NIH mechanisms and other relevant sources
- Participate in the education of students, trainees, colleagues, and staff in conjunction with clinical and research efforts.
- Assume responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Hemophilia Center as well as the Division Head of PHO.
- Serve on committees and councils of OHSU.
- Serve in professional societies with the knowledge of the Division Head of PHO and Director of the Hemophilia Center
This individual will be responsible for specific sections of ongoing and newly funded projects using non-human primates in the study of the immune system, immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases, and specific pathogen free non-human primate projects supported by infectious disease research laboratories and the Pathobiology and Immunology Division at ONPRC. They may have responsibility for overseeing labs or research units, collecting and processing animal tissues, training and supervising of research assistants (1 and 2), and preparation of written reports and, as applicable, regulatory documentation. They may assist with necropsies and sample collection and processing of terminal tissue samples. They may provide technical and administrative support for principle investigative staff and the pathologists of the Experimental Pathology Unit to ensure terminal endpoints are coordinated and performed efficiently. Coordinate with the veterinary, animal care, surgical, and principle investigative staff to facilitate project expectations, schedules, and progress, and in some cases to facilitate social environmental enrichment of non-human primates. They will also be responsible for various general lab support duties, including maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment, autoclaving, and disposal of waste.
The PBM Technician provides technical support to licensed pharmacists within OHSU Pharmacy Benefit Management Services. Support includes but is not limited to troubleshooting pharmacy claims, responding to non-clinical inquiries, providing call center support, implementing formulary changes, and providing utilization management support.
The position’s primary function is to lead the development and presentation of evidence synthesis research products such as systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and rapid reviews. The Center’s evidence synthesis research is focused on the areas of health technologies, pharmaceuticals and health services, with attention toward their applicability to Medicaid and other state health programs.
- Independently Develop and Write Evidence Synthesis Research Products
- Lead the preparation of research products for public payers and health policy decision makers according to Center style or client guidelines and research methods, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations.
- Present research findings to clients via webinar or in-person meetings and conferences.
- Research and analyze the context of the question(s) that clients are asking and convert questions into structured, answerable research questions.
- Work with an information specialist to construct and carry out appropriate search strategies to address research questions posed by clients.
- Identify relevant research studies, additional grey literature, clinical practice guidelines, and policy documents, and determine their relevance to the research question(s).
- Critically evaluate the risk of bias and applicability of included research studies and clinical practice guidelines.
- Appropriately assign a certainty of evidence rating (e.g., GRADE) from the body of evidence for select outcomes.
- Create and manage references in a citation management software program (e.g., EndNote).
- Manage evidence synthesis steps and workflow using structured systematic review software (e.g., DistillerSR)
- Develop interview protocols and conduct interviews with key informants, as needed.
- Project Management
- Track report progress, anticipating next steps, and gather required information from internal team, colleagues, and external contacts to produce high-quality, timely research products.
- Respond to peer review and editor comments in a productive and timely manner and adhere to all timelines for projects.
Communication and Dissemination
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with Center clients.
- Represent the Center at selected national and state-level conferences, meetings and other events, preparing materials for distribution and making presentations that effectively communicate research and the Center’s goals and mission.
- Cell culture work, sequencing and molecular biology assays
- Work on mouse models and colony management
- General lab work (molecular biology, proteomics, other as needed)
- Analysis & presentation of results to investigators
- Synthetic design and development of novel fluorophores to specifically highlight tissues in the body for fluorescence guided surgery.
- Attendance and presentation at lab meetings, contributions to publications as requested (writing, figures, data), contributions to applications for funding as requested (writing, figures, data.
- Presentations of successful research at one or more national or international meetings per year, as requested.
- Supervision of graduate or other students as requested.
- Receives training in leading the Center M sessions.
- Leads approximately one (1) prenatal group session per month using the Center M model. This involves 4 hours (1 hour per week) of online Webex or Zoom mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy education and practice with a group of generally 2-5 (and no more than 8) pregnant people who are participating in the research study in order to guide the participants in developing skills in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Refers patients to outside resources for assistance as needed.
- Maintains written record of all social work involvement with patient; prepares accurate and timely statistics on assigned cases.
- Reports findings to PI in support of research objectives. Provide additional support to grant activities as requested.