An excellent professional opportunity exists for an orthopaedic Physiatrist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR.
Function/Duties of Position: The physician is expected to actively participate in the education, research, patient care and administrative programs of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, with an emphasis on Physical Medicine and Pain Management.
The position actively participates in all aspects of the clinical care of patients as outlined by the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (APOM).
As a member of the Department of Orthopaedics responsibilities and duties are outlined as follows:
Clinical: This position will be a shared position with the Department of Orthopaedics and the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and will be based within the Department of Orthopaedics. Will assist in providing non-surgical clinics for Orthopaedics to help diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses for nerve, muscle or bone injuries. They will help patients to assess condition, needs and expectations and rule out any serious medical illness to develop a treatment plan to meet their rehabilitation needs. Services provided in conjunction with APOM will include clinical evaluation and management of pain patients in the Comprehensive Pain Center utilizing psychological approaches, physical therapy, drug therapy, and interventional modalities. Care provided in the Comprehensive Pain Center (CPC) must be done in compliance with established guidelines of the CPC and in collaboration with APOM providers. Will work with the Department Clinical Medical Director to determine a clinical schedule that will help meet the needs of the Department and patient population.
Education: Teaches trainees and support staff in their area of professional expertise. Teaching is done through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year and through teaching in the course of performing their own job by modeling best practices, mentoring trainees, guiding learning through delegating graduated and focused levels of responsibility. Assistant Professors have a demonstrated competence in teaching and are knowledgeable about relevant guidelines from all applicable regulating bodies. (E.g. ACGME competencies for clinical faculty). Must participate in the Pain Medicine Fellowship education.
Research: May maintain a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases. May develop and direct scholarly research activities focused toward improving the educational foundation within anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. May engage in public service through consultative activities with OHSU and non-University groups as approved by the Chair. May also participate in additional departmental or hospital administration as approved by the Chair.
Administration: Administrative and other duties may be assigned based on Department needs and areas of expertise and interest. There will be opportunities to participate in Departmental management and to serve on institutional committees.
This position will also be expected to take call, as assigned, with other faculty on nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required Qualifications: Board certified OR eligible and planning on taking boards within the year in PM&R. Strong desire to teach medical students and participate in research
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