Some of the Advanced Practice Provider's responsibilities will include seeing ID clinic patients in a half day clinic which would include common issues such asstaphylococcal decolonization, low-risk perinatal exposure to infections, low-risk Kawasaki disease follow up, and latent TB infection. They will also assess patient suitability for OPAT, including proposed OPAT setting, antibiotic choice, and duration of therapy, required lab monitoring, vascular access care, and all other pertinent risk factors for OPAT complications. The APP provides patient and caregiver teaching regarding infection diagnoses, treatment plans, follow-up care, and risks of OPAT, prescribes OPAT therapy including IV antibiotics and vascular access care, orders and interprets laboratory tests and imaging studies to monitor antibiotic side effects and assess response to OPAT treatment, as well as provides outpatient clinical follow-up for OPAT patients, including telemedicine visits.
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a faculty member credentialed and privileged as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) (in a respective Specialty area; i.e., Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA),). 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 universitys 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.