Pediatric Cardiac Surgery physicians and Advanced Practice Providers have faculty appointments in the OHSU Department of Surgery within the School of Medicine. Clinical practice is located in Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.
Operating Room Duties:
Surgical First Assistant: Provides billable First Assistant services for a variety of cardiac surgical procedures as determined by the cardiac surgeon(s)
Operating Room Assistant: Provides operating room and ward procedure assistance to cardiac surgeons. Works with all groups to enhance professional, effective communication within the ORs.
Provides inpatient care and follow-up of patients from OR to admission, and through discharge.
Works actively with hospital and unit staff to rapidly develop and implement discharge plans for inpatients on the Cardiac Surgery service and to address length of stay issues.
Promotes and maintains health of inpatients on the Cardiac Surgery service through the use of ancillary services, educational materials, and counseling of patients and families
Provides resident and intern training/education in utilization of plans of care to improve patient services and outcomes of treatment; providing and/or participating in clinical in-service training and staff educational programs for the inpatient service.
Provides patient care in clinic for pre-operative and postoperative care, wound care, urgent visits, and chronic follow-up as determined by the attending physicians.
Develops patient care plans with residents, nurses and the cardiac surgeons to ensure continuity of care and enhance quality of outpatient care.
Providea same day response to medical advice/prescription phone requests and coordinating patient services with outpatient staff and other departmental PAs.
Recognizes emergency or urgent situations and acts immediately and effectively to provide emergency resuscitation and/or treatment.
Assesses patients to the outpatient clinic to determine medical necessity of visit and determining a course of action based on department and OHSU policies and/or in consultation with the attending physician as appropriate.
Provides teaching of cardiac surgical and diagnostic treatments to medical students, interns, residents, nursing staff, and other support staff on the inpatient and/or outpatient service.
Participates in teaching conferences, rounds, clinical in-services and staff educational programs for the outpatient & inpatient cardiac surgery service.
Fosters advances in healthcare by participating in research activities in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery, including but not limited to identifying protocols to improve care delivery; contributing to development of new drugs to effectively treat disease, performing clinical trials using human subjects to determine the effectiveness and effects of pharmaceuticals. Demonstrates success or productivity in the field as evidenced by publication in journals and/or other forms of peer presentations.
Master's Degree and current Oregon Physician Assistant license OR current Advanced Practice Nursing license and RNFA certification
Prescriptive authority/DEA licensure
2 years experience in inpatient Pediatrics or Med-Surg
Surgical experience in pediatric and/or adult congenital cardiac surgical procedures
(Though these are preferred, new graduates are encouraged to apply)
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and CV.
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