The NP serving as the Outpatient Care Unit NP is a faculty member credentialed and privileged to serve as a licensed independent practitioner, and is a member of the OHSU Professional Staff practicing in accordance with the respective bylaws.
The Outpatient Care Unit at CHH2 service NP has the responsibility to be scheduled and/or allocated to the Outpatient Care Unit for the medical and post- operative management of their overnight stay surgical day patients. Additionally, the NP is responsible to partner with the patient, family, pharmacist, and nurse case manager to impact timely and effective discharges and patient flow; impact patient and family experience through communication and education; mentor residents, clinical nurses and others; promote an interdisciplinary approach to care; and support new processes to improve patient outcomes. The NP delivers care to Day Surgery patients requiring overnight stay up to 2 night stays.
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