The purpose of the IDD/Child Development & Rehabilitation Center of the Oregon Health Sciences University is to assure persons in Oregon with developmental disabilities and other disabling conditions are identified and assured ready access to exemplary and coordinated services through programs of public health, clinical service, education, research and care coordination. This position is a member of the Portland interdisciplinary Craniofacial Disorders Program (CFD), identifying medical, developmental, mental health and associated health risks and needs; formulating appropriate diagnostic work-up and treatment plan in concert with other CFD team members and relevant DCH specialty programs. PNP will demonstrate age specific competencies and apply service excellence and patient/family-centered philosophies of care. PNP is expected to participate in clinical teaching programs/in-service and serve as liaison to community providers and agencies as well as to OHSU/DCH based providers.
Review and triages new referrals to CFD program including the Cleft, Plagiocephaly, and Craniosynostosis clinics and determine appropriate clinical assignments. Utilizes clinic protocols or team consultations to plan for and schedule clinic visits. Coordinate access with CFD schedulers.
Collaborate with community providers to identify appropriate referrals to the clinic.
Facilitate team process and communication. With the interdisciplinary team, follow diagnosis based protocols. Participate in team meetings.
Coordinate team activities during evaluation.
Facilitate family involvement in the evaluation. Provide patient and family education.
Responsible for care coordination in conjunction with OHSU providers and programs, community providers, family/patients and other agencies. Make referrals as appropriate.
Assessment and Management:
Perform physical assessment including screening for dysmorphic features, monitoring for development and behavioral issues and other health concerns.
Assume primary responsibility for establishing an adaptive feeding program, partnering with nutrition as appropriate.
Diagnose, treat and generate comprehensive team patient care plan.
Provide prenatal and in-patient consultation.
Plan care for patients in coordination with the team, parents and community providers.
Provide family education and ongoing support including education around lip taping and NAM.
Communicate with PCP and referral sources.
Make referrals to other specialists and agencies as indicated.
Consultation with community agencies and providers to facilitate implementation of care plan and coordination of care.
With the CFD RN coordinator and CDRC social work, insure patient compliance with recommendations, assist in addressing access and connecting families with appropriate community resources.
Participate in training and educational programs for patients/families, community, health care students and providers.
Participate in the organizations continuing quality improvement process.
Participate in clinical program planning.
Model patient and family centered care in a surgically driven atmosphere.
Promote CFD team research efforts.
Support the vision, mission and goals of CDRC.
Valid Oregon RN license
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate with prescriptive privileges.
Have or be eligible to obtain a DEA number.
Valid Oregon drivers license.
Hold or be eligible to obtain national certification.
Minimum 5 years experience in pediatrics, preferably including public health and community nursing, and recent experience working with children with special health needs.
Background in child health and development.
Able to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team, providing family centered care.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Organized, able to prioritize and work independently.
Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.
Experience with electronic medical records.
Inpatient pediatric surgery experience preferred.
Spanish speaking preferred.
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume or CV.
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