The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is an Instructor credentialed and privileged as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) (in a respective Specialty area; i.e., Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)).
The APP is a member of the OHSU Professional Staff practicing in accordance with the respective bylaws. The APP shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university\u2019s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. The APP is expected to comply with scope of practice, other laws, regulations, OHSU policy, and other applicable professional standards of practice.
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a key member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team, which includes physicians who represent both medical and surgical disciplines, residents, nurses, dieticians, and other clinical and business support staff. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct advanced practice nursing care for patients. S/he assesses patient and family needs both pre- operatively as well as post- operatively, develops a plan of care, implements and evaluates the care delivered.
The Nurse Practitioner serves as key communication link between the referring providers, patient, his/her family, and the care team. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a continuous advocate for patients and their families. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) practices in accord with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) reports to the center manager of the Digestive Health Center (DHC), supports the foregut surgeons, and has a collegial relationship with the health care providers and staff within the DHC.
Provides patient care in the outpatient area for pre-operative and postoperative care, wound care, and chronic follow-up as determined by the attending physicians. This includes, but is not limited to: reviewing outside records, completing full new patient H&Ps, and developing patient care plans with the surgeons for patients with benign and malignant foregut (esophageal or gastric) conditions.
Responsible for ordering appropriate diagnostic studies and coordination of care with both inside and outside OHSU facilities. Must document patient care in a clear and concise manner within EPIC (electronic medical record system).
Provides same day response to medical advice/prescription phone requests and coordinating patient services with outpatient staff and other departmental staff. Ability to recognize emergency or urgent situations and acting immediately and effectively to provide emergency resuscitation and/or treatment.
Patient education: Responsible for all pre-op patient education with patients and families both in the clinic and via phone encounters.
Education: Collaborates in education with residents, fellows, and medical students related to benign and malignant foregut surgery and care. Will be a valued member of foregut service conferences and meetings.
Provides communication to both internal and external customers (patients, referring providers, insurance carriers, internal providers, and other OHSU faculty and staff) that meets or exceeds the service standards for the health care industry. This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face-to-face customer contact skills, crisis management, use of available information technology, standard complaint processing, flexibility in coverage of internal service needs, and continuous application of process improvement methods and skills.
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