- Designing and performing laboratory experiments.
- Generally maintaining laboratory and research space, laboratory notebooks and logs, etc.
- Participating in lab meetings, making contributions and submitting research for publication,
- Submitting applications for research funding, presenting research at seminars, poster sessions and conferences.
We are a large nonhuman primate (NHP) research program at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) focused on 1) the collaborative development of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-based vaccine vectors for prevention and treatment of infectious and neoplastic diseases of global importance, including (in rough order of emphasis) HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, Hepatitis B, influenza and prostate cancer, and 2) the development of novel approaches (both vaccine and non-vaccine) to cure established HIV/SIV infection.
To facilitate our goals the research group is comprised of faculty level Program Managers as well as an Administrative Support Group which includes a Laboratory Manager, Project Administrator (budget and compliance) and support staff for administrative duties, supply, procurement, reagent and inventory management, as well as a dedicated Flow Cytometry Group which supports the research focuses described below. Of note, our group interacts on a daily basis with the NHP Pathology Lab and the Infectious Disease Resource (IDR), and closely collaborates with other VGTI labs.
The position will involve handling and processing human and non-human primate samples that may contain infectious agents. Additional duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Under occasional supervision, assist with the design of research studies and procedures in support of research goals and grant commitments.
- Assumes responsibility for specific components of research projects and seeks advice as necessary.
- With advanced knowledge of research practices, contributes to the development of methodology/ Standard Operating Procedures.
- Contributes to the planning, design, manuscript writing, grant or regulatory documentations, modification of studies and experiments.
- Provides functional guidance for operations and staff. Serve as a mentor to junior staff and may be involved in the daily supervision of laboratory/research staff in routine procedures.
- Interacts directly with external research sponsors.
- Oversees and facilitates training of junior staff.
- Communicates with junior personnel regarding daily priorities (facilitate which assays take priority, if applicable).
- Additional duties as assigned.
We are seeking a skilled chemist with strength in radiochemistry to serve as Lab Manager and support our mission to delivery high quality radiopharmaceuticals. Work with the cyclotron and perform PET Radiochemistry techniques, in a fast paced, Core Service and Research capacity. Responsibilities include:
- Conducting research to develop new radiosynthesis methods and methodologies and service radiosynthesis of positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals
- Some equipment maintenance, including operating the cyclotron
- Supervising workers in the laboratory, providing instruction in automated synthesis methods, radiochemistry and manufacturing methods and cGMP techniques, maintains and develops SOPs
- Maintains research documents and records, maintains instrument qualifications and environmental controls
The Lab Manager works very closely with the Director of the Center for Radiochemistry Research.
- Accurately verify patient information including demographic & insurance coverage. Make updates via Epic when necessary.
- Accurately create new medical records for a new OHSU patient if they are currently not in Epic.
New Patient Scheduling
- Receive incoming phone calls via the Automated Call Distributor (ACD).
- Work the referral work queue to schedule patients. Assess the patient’s needs based on diagnosis and previous treatments.
- Schedule/hold patient appointments following protocol for assigned departments, documenting all necessary information.
- Triage information to the appropriate clinical parties via Inbasket.
- Monitor daily the Intake outlook inbox. Triage faxes to appropriate parties within the team.
- Monitor daily the Epic Pool and personal Intake basket daily
- If needed, contact referring provider/practice to obtain necessary clinical and demographic information.
- Communicate with other departments and referring provider practices to achieve optimal care coordination for medical or financially fragile patients
- Consistently answer telephones in a timely manner and within defined standards.
- Monitor access issues with provider schedules that affect patient satisfaction and communicate issues to team leader
- Triage phone calls and transfer to appropriate practice using the defined ambulatory standards
- Proactively perform outbound call work. This includes calling patients to inform them of a referral in our system and to actively schedule those patients.
- Obtain, verify and input all information accurately into appropriate system
- Clearly and thoroughly document any and all actions taken on a referral based on department protocols in the EPIC Referral
- Verify correct department for referral based on Intake matrix.
- Route referral to correct practice in the event of a misrouted referral.
- Communicate with supervisor/manager if the established expectations cannot be met in the timeframes given.
- Capture all outside medical records listed on the intake matrix and scan them into EPIC. Alternatively, create the link for CareEverywhere and notify provider where the records can be located
- Use the wait list work queue to ensure provider slots are full.
- Create and send new patient packets for scheduled appointments
- 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
- 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
- Collaborate with customers and HR Reporting team members to understand business requirements and design, develop, implement and support complex solutions.
- Develop, maintain and monitor metrics, dashboards, and recurring reports to measure current and desired state, and incorporate into future strategy and initiatives.
Working with complex data sets this position will derive data-driven insights and analysis to provide HR and OHSU leadership with outcome and trending analysis to drive workforce planning, management and strategy.
- Proactively identify opportunities for reporting solutions to meet business needs and strategic initiatives and create proposals and accompanying technical and functional specification documentation.
- Management of small projects involving systems and reporting solutions that have implications for ongoing anti-racism, workforce planning, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the institution.
- Develop and manage project plans and other project deliverables utilizing various project methodologies.
- Collaborate with stakeholders and sponsors to identify key metrics, performance indicators and other project deliverables.
- Create and deliver presentations interpreting and educating OHSU leadership, Human Resources and other departments and individuals on metrics and analytics.
- Performs high-quality ultrasound imaging, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment to acquire images with accuracy and efficiency.
- Documents and demonstrates knowledge and skill to evaluate normal /abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies.
- Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
- Prepares and instructs the patient for the diagnostic study using age appropriate communication skills.
- Must work with a great deal of autonomy as the only certified sonographer in this setting.
- Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
- Must be able to perform all ranges of exams including, lung, FAST exams and compartment syndrome imaging after completion of technical competencies.
- Continues to stay current in regards to new US technology hardware and software upgrades.
- Responsible to adhere to all established IRB approved protocols
Clinical Site Training
- Reviews images from clinical sites for their quality
- Uses web-based meetings / platforms to train and support clinical site staff on high-quality image acquisition
- Travels to clinical sites and provide hands-on training as needed to site personnel in order to ensure high quality images are obtained for AI development
- Verifies complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
- Review and interpret study protocols, assist with writing and updating as needed.
- Labels ultrasound images to be consistent with workstream, instrument, study site and regulatory requirements.
- Follows through with all aspects of scanning duties in order to provide efficient and timely completion of examinations with correct data entry, complete verification that images are in electronic data capture system.
- Assist with image and video annotation
- Review images from clinical sites for quality, providing feedback and additional training through web-based meeting platforms as needed.
Build and maintain an outpatient continuity clinic (combination of in-person and telehealth visits). Appointment times for intakes and consultations are 60-90 minutes, 30 minutes for medication management with 60-minute slots available for psychotherapy or at provider discretion for complex case management. Providers have the flexibility to follow-up with patients as frequently as is felt appropriate to provide the best quality of care.
Provision of psychotherapy is optional and limited to 0.1FTE. Outpatient psychiatric consultations are encouraged at 0.1FTE (2 consults per week). Clinical education of residents varies depending on desired role and will comprise up to 0.1FTE. Time for administrative tasks and approved scholarly and research activities will be built into your schedule.
Faculty take call 2-3 weeks per year. Call is comprised of in-person coverage of the inpatient C/L psychiatric services on weekend mornings (staffing with residents in-person) followed by after clinic hours call (supporting residents by phone) for the remainder of the week.
Faculty are expected to participate in monthly departmental and clinic meetings and attend weekly, CME-accredited Grand Rounds/M&M presentations.
**New hires are eligible for up to a $1,500 hiring bonus**
The Laboratory Animal Technician 1 provides for the basic health and husbandry needs of a large variety of laboratory research animals. The Lab Animal Technician works as a member of a highly interdependent team using a professional approach in providing direct animal care. The technician is most often the first line of defense in spotting health and environmental problems. This is the first level of a three level series. It is distinguished from the Laboratory Animal Technician 2 & 3 by requiring close supervision, intensified training and a lower level of independent decision making skills.
Oregon Health & Science University is recruiting for a Research Engineer who will serve as the project leader using human electrophysiology to develop new brain-computer interfaces. Experiments are conducted in human subjects with novel ultra high-density platinum nanorod subdural microgrids during awake craniotomies as well as with subacutely implanted clinical stereoencephalography electrodes and subdural grids. This position would be appropriate for somebody with previous training or work experience in neural engineering, computational neuroscience, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, mathematics, and/or neuroscience. Duties of the position include:
- Provides research coordination and project management for multi-year research projects, and assists in planning design, procedures and executing research studies.
- Responsible for training, mentoring and supervising research assistants, students, and junior staff.
- Preparation of written reports, documents, correspondence, and peer-reviewed publications.
Candidates should be comfortable interacting with research participants in an inpatient setting. Job duties include handling body fluids and tissues and can result in exposure to radiation. Work will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Kelly Collins (PI) as part of the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute at OHSU.
Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards
Independently conduct technical laboratory research to assess ploidy and
haploidy in mammalian gametes, embryos and stem cells. These
responsibilities include: collect oocytes and conduct assisted reproductive
techniques in laboratory models, utilization of novel embryo manipulation
techniques including somatic cell nuclear transfer; isolation and
characterization of blastomeres, ES cells and iPS cells, produce chimeric and
transgenic animals, day to day maintenance of embryo and cell cultures,
records and laboratory analysis by molecular, histological and
Data Collection/Analysis/Record Keeping:
Collect and analyze scientific data pertinent to the research projects. Manage
and maintain detailed animal records and all research related information in an
easily identifiable manner for current and historical documentation.
Report Preparation and Literature Research:
Prepare reports containing analytical, descriptive, and evaluative content that
will be submitted for publication or for contribution to grant applications,
progress reports, presentations at national and international meetings, etc.
Conduct research of literature and database analysis.
Serve as lead-person for laboratory research assistants; train staff in research
techniques and protocols; delegate tasks and oversee work of students and
other support staff.
Present research findings to fellow investigators and collaborative scientists;
attend professional meetings.
Scheduling and Coordinating Procedures: Responsible for scheduling of procedures, both anesthesia and non-anesthesia in multiple locations. Responsible for all the scheduling, rescheduling and canceling procedures. Schedules recovery into the Procedural Care Unit and arranges interpreters when necessary. Gathers and verifies patient demographic information. Arranges interpreters when necessary, and accommodates other special needs whenever possible. Mails information packets. Provides personal reminders to patients about upcoming procedures. Investigates scheduling errors, patient volume, flow, cancelled and rescheduled appointments. Support in the coordinating and scheduling ancillary services preceding and / or during surgical procedures. Maintains a service-based working knowledge of diagnostic and procedural coding. Confirms patient eligibility for health care coverage. Maintains current information on managed care insurance plans. Provides on the job training, orientation, guidance and coaching for new PAS personnel in the service area. Fills in as needed for any subordinate PAS position within the service areas.
Responsible for scheduling in other MPSU locations outside primar (GI, Cardiac Cath Lab, EP, Interventional Radiology, MPSU) as needed for back up or overflow volume needs. Obtains managed care authorizations for procedures as needed. Manages complex referrals as needed. Covers the PAS or HUC role at the front desk locations of the procedure units as needed.
Template Management: Maintains current information regarding schedules and procedure for providers and updates templates accordingly. Maintains current information on managed care insurance plans serves as liaison and information resource for physicians, nursing support staff, co-workers, Admitting Department, Surgery Office, and Periop Services.
Scheduling other MPSU Procedures, Other Work in MPSU: Responsible for scheduling in MPSU locations (GI, Cardiac Cath Lab, EP, Interventional Radiology, MPSU) as needed for back up or overflow volume needs. Obtains managed care authorizations for procedures as needed. Manages complex referrals as needed. Covers the PAS or HUC role at the front desk locations of the procedure units as needed.
Telecommunications: 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.
Special Projects: Special projects as assigned, including, but not limited to standard work review, schedule scrub, improvement events, data extraction. Provides on the job training, orientation, guidance and coaching for new PAS personnel in the service area. Fills in as needed for any subordinate PAS position within the service areas.
Managed Care Coordination:
This position is responsible for verifying insurance eligibility and securing referral/authorization prior to outpatient appointment. The authorization process includes, but is not limited to, entering referral information in Epic, tracking visits used per authorization, maintaining current information on all managed care insurance plans, verifying patient information, confirming patient eligibility, and following up on pending authorizations until they are obtained. Documents all information clearly. Works well with team of Management, PAS and PASR personnel within the Department to work through any authorization difficulties.
This position serves as a role model on best practices with the DAR. Monitors the Daily Activity Report (DAR) for the clinics and communicates business and clinical directives to PAS Specialist on daily basis. Keeps DAR updated ahead of schedule regularly. Makes sure all appropriate appointments are scheduled on the Psychiatry accounts. Shares PAS expertise and disseminates PAS information. Instructs co-workers in user skills for PAS system software. Instructs co-workers on computer and business skills as needed for Epic, and University Medical Group (UMG).
Monitors clinic billing and reports to manager. Maintains PAS Specialist skills in the areas of enrollment and authorization, arranged care, point of service operations, integrated care and telecommunications. Required to fill in for PAS Specialists as needed.
Provides high quality customer service to external customers (clients, insurance carriers, referring providers, etc.) and internal customers (OHSU providers, staff and University Medical Group) that meets or exceeds service standards. Duties include greeting patients with prompt and professional communication, face-to face and phone customer contact skills, crisis management and triage, facilitating with available information, technology, complaint process, flexible coverage of internal service needs and the continuous application of process improvement method and skills. This position will be trained in suicide prevention best practices and will assist if customers present who are suicidal.
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.
Charge Entry/Charge Review Work Queues (WQ):
Reviews and resolves any denials or other billing disputes. Works directly with Practice Manager/UMG Client Service Analyst to resolve and work through back-end billing issues.
Liaison and Staff Resource:
Services are liaison and information source for other department support staff, physicians, and patients, including face-to-face patient service. Uses knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses, procedures, and billing codes to communicate insurance issues with patients, providers, and staff.
Provides back-up support for PAS staff as needed. Serves as coverage for breaks and lunches, works as part of an integrated team to optimize all aspects of the clinic operations. Provides other duties as appropriate.
The Biomaterials and Biomechanics Department is seeking a Research Assistant 1 to begin immediately. The successful candidate will be joining an enthusiastic and dynamic group. This position requires research performance consistent with the goals of the principal investigator, Carmem Pfeifer PhD. The lab is very active, with the opportunities to publish papers, submit grant proposals, present at technical meetings, and work with partners in industry and university / government.
There are currently several areas of work within my lab which span within the broad field of biomaterials and include the following specific topic areas:
- Design and synthesis of novel polymeric materials for dental and biomedical applications: the major project funded in the lab aims at harnessing ecological interactions within the oral biofilm and host enzyme derived degradation of the tooth substrate to develop novel restorative materials capable of withstanding the challenges posed by the use in the oral environment. These challenges include mechanical loading, bacteria-derived acid demineralization of the tooth, degradation of the material by salivary and bacteria-derived enzymes, as well as substrate degradation by water percolation and host metalloproteinases.
- Test materials under physiological conditions in vitro: material resistance to degradation under physiologically-relevant conditions is the main focus of the development in the lab. Testing includes microbiology assays, mechanical testing and combinations thereof. Polymerization behavior is assessed with spectroscopic techniques, isolated or in tandem with mechanical testing.
- The successful candidate will have experience in material characterization techniques and manuscript preparation. Ability to work independently and contribute ideas is essential. We are looking for a motivated individual, with the mindset of contributing to the group in a meaningful way. Career development training opportunities are plentiful at OHSU, and participation is highly encouraged by the PI. The lab is currently funded through FY 2027 (NIH-NIDCR 1R35-DE029083), and therefore, it is expected that the candidate will be able to be part of the group for at least 2-3 years.
A CRNA is a member of the OHSU Professional Staff practicing in accordance with the respective bylaws. The CRNA 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 CRNA is expected to comply with scope of practice, other laws, regulations, OHSU policy, and other applicable professional standards of practice.
Clinical Service: Provides anesthesia care within the care team model commensurate with education, licensure, certification, and within limits of experience and expertise.
Scholarly Activities: Participates in clinical research projects as approved by the APOM Vice Chair for Research, conducted throughout the perioperative period. Participates in ongoing APOM CQI activities as directed by the Chair or appropriate Vice Chair.
Educational Activities: Responsible for the didactic and clinical training of learners, as approved by the APOM Vice Chair for Education and CRNA site director, throughout the Dept APOM, which may include paramedic students, flight nurses, nursing staff, Residents and Fellows form departments outside of anesthesiology, Registered Student Nurse Anesthetists and administrative and support staff.
Administrative Activities: May participate in additional departmental or hospital administration as approved by the chair, supervising Vice Chair or Chief CRNA.
A Postdoctoral Scholar position with a bioinformatics/computational, experimental, or dual focus is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Brian J. O’Roak, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for highly motivated individuals. Highlights of Dr. O’Roak’s past research successes include: pioneering trio-based exome sequencing in simplex autism and developing new technologies for rapid and economical targeted resequencing.
We are building on this experience by forming a strong and diverse research group focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge methods and technologies for discovery and replication, molecular diagnosis, functional dissection of pathways, and targeted therapeutics for neurodevelopmental and related disorders. This work has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of individuals affected with these currently untreatable disorders through early intervention and biologically based personal therapies.
Areas of interest include: genomics, single-cell genomics, modeling of neurodevelopmental disorders in stem cell (iPSC) and animal systems, massively parallel functional assays, and bioinformatics.
In particular, there is an immediate need for a fellow with next-generation sequence analysis experience to lead a project exploring the role of germline mutations and somatic mosaicism in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. neural tube detects), for which long-term funding currently exists. This would build on our work recently published in the AJHG (see Krupp et al. 2017).
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
University Analytics team leadershipwill continuously align the work of the BIAA university analytics resources with OHSU strategies. This includes effective management of team members through clear and consistent communication of goals, priorities, expectations, and feedback to facilitate professional growth and development of team capabilities. In addition, all BIAA leaders should consistently apply OHSU values to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the team and in the team’s interactions with peers and business partners. This includes but is not limited to:
- Applying the principles and values of the OHSU2025 goal to “Building a diverse, equitable environment where all can thrive and excel.”
- Incorporating Diversity Equity and Inclusion principles in leadership, communication and daily interactions with OHSU team members
- Coaching, mentoring and developing employees into a productive, results-orientated teams with a focus on customer service.
- Providing leadership and direction for the ongoing priorities of the university business intelligence teams and associated resources.
- Responsibility for supervision, accountability and oversight of university BI managers, supervisors and team members.
- Maintaining shared goals that facilitate university BI teams working collectively in a unified and collaborative manner to efficiently and effectively accomplish defined objectives.
- Leading the BIAA teams in their delivery of day to day operational BI needs throughout the academic, research and healthcare functions of the organization.
- Leading efforts to align the work of BIAA’s university analytics resources with the strategy of OHSU leadership, ensuring associated enterprise data, BI and analytics assets, and division planning are aligned to support the strategic goals of OHSU for all supported areas
- Establish and require compliance with standards for work, processes, change management, and communication
- Responsible for processes to enable effective communication of goals, objectives and organizational information to team members
The Enterprise program delivery portion of the role includes broad responsibilities for program leadership, direction and oversight necessary to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing support of assigned enterprise strategic initiatives, programs and projects. These efforts will include collaborative partnerships with initiative stakeholders, effective application of project governance and oversight as well as the ability to effectively initiate and lead organizational change. This includes but is not limited to:
- Collaboration and partnership with institutional peers and executive leaders to ensure that the scope, resources and timeline are clearly defined and balanced to enable the successful delivery of institutional strategic initiatives.
- Ensure effective governance structures are in place and leveraged to manage and facilitate timely completion of key deliverables.
- Establish and/or coordinate necessary committees determining membership and deliverables to facilitate an appropriate level of collaboration and subject matter expertise is applied to determining recommended solutions and approaches to delivering assigned projects.
- Applying organizational change management methodologies and best practices to the implementation of project and programs as well as the ongoing evolution of the associated systems.
- Monitoring progress to ensure that overall program goals and objectives are met and that quality and timeline targets are met.
- Maintaining and implementing the future vision of the OHSU Data Governance program in support of strategic initiatives and their associated data needs. Determining how best to achieve this with available funding and resource allocations.
- Directing Enterprise Data Governance efforts, including resources dedicated to the implementation, coordination and curation of governance processes and the adoption of these processes across the organization
- Responsibility for program leadership, direction and oversight necessary to successfully implement CANDID application functionality in support of the schools, clinical departments and research faculty and the associated administrative roles that will use the system
- Maintaining partnerships with key program and project stakeholders that facilitate the development and successful implementation of associated BI systems
- Applying the above responsibilities to current strategic initiatives including the OHSU 2025 CANDID system implementation and associated faculty compensation processes, the OHSU 2025 enterprise data governance program as well as other current and future strategic initiatives.
BI and Analytics technology leadership responsibilities are to provide the necessary strategy and direction for the implementation and maintenance of the BI infrastructure, resources and process to implement and support the various university analytics reporting services. This includes engaging with business partners to define, implement and maintain enterprise systems, planning for future system needs and promoting the use of these systems to efficiently support business processes. This includes but is not limited to:
- Working with University and central services business partners and BIAA team members to define, implement and maintain the strategy for the associated enterprise wide business intelligence and data warehousing solutions.
- Determining and planning the future strategy/direction of University BI systems to support the evolving needs of the organization and driving high-level discussions on the role of University BI systems.
- Leveraging and promoting decision support technology to improve OHSU financial, clinical, and operational performance.
- Effectively initiating and leading organizational change through the application of effective organizational change management methodologies.
- Continually leading efforts to improve BI processes in support of OHSU’s mission. This responsibility includes oversight, development, management and strategic planning around investment and support in University BI systems to enable their use in accomplishing OHSUs strategic initiatives and key business functions.
- Measuring progress and the value of the technology and programs delivered by the university analytics teams
- Directing the implementation and associated design, development and integration of databases, data warehouse structures, system workflows, data validation and data governance to ensure interoperability with existing BI solutions
- Driving continuous process improvement and/or process re-engineering to improve quality, accuracy, and timeliness of data.
- Ensuring that design and system standards are defined, communication, applied and across the University BI teams and system.
- Implementing required information security models enabling access to appropriate information through dashboards, exception reporting, alert generation, scheduled report delivery, and ad-hoc reporting.
- Ensure robust processes to diagnose application problems and develop plans to correct problems exist and are consistently applied.
This position will be assigned to the Anatomic Pathology Division, with principal responsibilities in Cytopathology, and additional responsibilities in Surgical Pathology, which operates under a subspecialty sign out model.
The responsibilities include the clinical service and teaching functions of the sections, as well as sharing evening and weekend call on an equal basis. Your service and other assignments will be reviewed and modified by the department Chair, as needed.
Educational responsibilities include participation in the instructional program for medical and graduate students, residents and fellows of the Department as assigned by the Chair.
Service responsibilities include participation in committees and councils of OHSU; outreach and public service programs and professional societies with the knowledge and consent of the Chair.
Research responsibilities are to participate in clinical and basic research programs at OHSU as opportunities provide, and to work toward funding these studies through grants and contracts.
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 will provide patient care in the Psychiatric Emergency Service.
Academic rank begins at the level of Assistant Professor and may be higher depending on credentials. The position offers competitive pay and benefits, which may include a relocation allotment and/or a signing bonus.
The Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), in partnership with other major Oregon health systems, has an outstanding opportunity for a psychiatrist interested in moonlighting. The Unity Center for Behavioral Health utilizes a non-coercive, highly community oriented treatment program, which prevents hospitalization when possible, and returns patients to community services as soon as feasible. This 100+ bed psychiatric hospital and 75-bed psychiatric emergency service in Portland, Oregon is a collaborative effort to address the mental health needs of the community.
The hospital is also a major training site for the department’s residency training program, medical students, and other health profession’s trainees. This is a unique opportunity for a creative, energetic psychiatrist to treat, teach and advance their academic interests.
Academic rank begins at the level of Adjunct Assistant Professor and may be higher depending on credentials. The position offers very competitive pay.
This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies.
The Staff Physician is the primary medical/clinical leader of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, and provides psychiatric and medical care to patients under his/her care. The Unit Physician is responsible for the admission and discharge of patients to the Unit, psychiatric and physical examinations, formulations of diagnosis and treatment plans, and performing clinical treatments directly as well as monitoring clinical treatments done by others.
Specific duties include performing psychiatric, physical and neurological examinations, writing orders for patient care, conducting meetings of the ward Treatment Team to prepare individual patient Treatment Plans and giving clinical leadership to services that implement them. The Unit Physician will collaborate with the Unit Director to provide leadership to the Treatment Team in formulating and implementing plans for operation of the ward therapeutic environment, and will provide direct service to patients such as group and individual counseling. The Unit Physician will complete the medical record in accordance with requirements of Medical Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations, and hospital policies, prepare correspondence communicating findings from patient evaluations to hospital administration, judges, PSRB, and attorneys. The Unit Physician will serve on medical staff committees, participate in peer review, quality assurance, and utilization review activities, assist with training and continuing education of Hospital Staff, participate in continuing education, maintain qualifications to perform techniques of basic life support (CPR), and attend medical staff meetings. In addition to assigned unit responsibilities, physicians shall participate in mutually agreed upon reasonable activities in community and hospital settings of direct interest to OHSU and DHS.
The primary work site will be the Salem Campus of the Oregon State Hospital.
OHSU is a teaching facility and you may be expected to teach medical students and residents in the clinical setting as well as through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year. You will receive your teaching assignments from the Director of Education.
There are resources available for start-up research and on-going support. Faculty interested in doing research may apply for departmental research assistance and non-clinical time through the Director of Research.
Administrative and other duties may be assigned based upon department needs and your areas of expertise and interest. There will be opportunities to participate in departmental management and to serve on institutional committees.