Oregon Health & Science University

Instructor / Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Advanced Practice Provider
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Pediatrics
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division

Link: https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher/pediatric-cancer-and-blood-disorders

OHSU Doernbecher is a national leader in care for pediatric cancers and blood disorders.  We are proud to be part of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute.


About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher
With a strong tradition of teamwork, diversity and interdisciplinary care, we believe all children deserve the best. At Doernbecher, we built a hospital around that belief. It’s why we have more specialists in children’s health than anywhere else in the state. We offer the newest and most advanced treatments available, along with innovative collaborations and research opportunities. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.


About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.



About Portland and Oregon
Link https://www.travelportland.com
Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. It’s no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of America’s favorite lifestyle cities.

Function/Duties of Position

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join both our Ambulatory Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Center teams in the Department of Pediatrics and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The APP provides collaborative and multidisciplinary care with a team of attending physicians, resident and fellow trainees, nurses, and medical assistants.


The Doernbecher Infusion Center provides nearly 5,000 infusion and transfusion services per year and serves patients from the following pediatric sub-specialties:  Hematology-Oncology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonology, Metabolic Diseases, Genetics, and Ophthalmology.  The APP proactively manages and improves the daily operations of the Infusion Center, including optimizing patient safety, patient volumes, space utilization, clinical workflows, and improving the family/patient care experience.  The APP provides collaborative problem-solving and support for Infusion Center nursing staff, excluding direct RN supervision.  The APP conducts pre-infusion office visits and oversees the transfusion of blood products and the infusion of chemotherapy, iron, IV IgG and other pharmaceutical agents.  The APP manages acute clinical issues that may arise in the Infusion Center, including infusion reactions and anaphylaxis, and ensures that all orders are complete and signed.


The APP will have numerous opportunities to become involved in quality improvement work, education, research, and childhood advocacy. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology are committed to developing our faculty members’ careers. A pathway for academic appointment to the professorial series was recently implemented at OHSU.


Professional participation is expected, including attendance in relevant educational conferences and didactic conferences.

As teaching is an important portion of the OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s hospital mission, you will have the opportunity to teach a broad range of learners and staff.  

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree or higher as required by specific Advanced Provider role and:

  • Physician Assistant requirements
    • Current & Active Physician Assistant license for State of Oregon
    • Current Physician Assistant National Board Certification
  • Nurse Practitioner requirements
    • Current Pediatric Primary/Acute Dual Trained license for the state of Oregon
    • State of Oregon Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privileges
    • Appropriate National board certification
  • Current active DEA license
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing
  • Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical record, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an APP in complex medical or pediatric subspecialty care
  • Experience as an APP in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume or CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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