I'm pleased to announce a posting for a Pediatric Nocturnist at the Instructor level within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO), Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. This Nocturnist position requires at least one year of commitment and may be extended yearly. It begins at the Instructor level and may transition to the promotion track in subsequent years. Full-time (1.0 FTE) coverage consists of 144 14.25-hour shifts per year (~ 12 nights per month) from 5 PM to 7:15 AM. Less that full-time employment may be an option. The position is intended for a board eligible/certified pediatrician who has received residency training in the care of complex patients, including those on a PHO service. At the start of the position, orientation will include rounding with the inpatient team in lieu of night coverage.
Primary responsibility is direct care of medically complex patients hospitalized on the 21-bed PHO unit of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and night-time admissions to that unit. The position requires close collaboration and communication with the PHO nursing team. Teaching of nursing staff, medical students, and residents will be a small component of the position. The Nocturnist will have back-up support of a PHO fellow and attending at all times. The pediatric ICU in-house attending and rapid response team are readily available. OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the PHO program serves children, adolescents, and young adults from the entire state of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Applicants should be board-certified/board eligible in Pediatrics. PALS certification will be required. Applicants should have the ability to manage medically complex patients, excellent communication skills, and enjoy working with families and other healthcare providers. We seek candidates eager to embrace a culture of collaboration, respect, diversity, and inclusion.
Please send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Linda Stork, Division Head of PHO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Wagner M.D. Associate Professor Pediatrics Medical Director Clinical Informatics Division Head Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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About Oregon Health and Science University
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) is a 151-bed modern state-of-the art facility on the Oregon Health & Science University campus and serves as the tertiary and quaternary referral center for all of Oregon and SW Washington. • OHSU is a world-class health research center for basic, clinical and translational research • For the sixth consecutive year, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals • OHSU was listed first and Doernbecher second in the Portland Business Journal’s 2015 rankings of health care companies