OHSU’s Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics shares a strong academic partnership with Old Town Clinic, a designated Healthcare for the Homeless – Federally Qualified Health Center in downtown Portland. Old Town Clinic is a program of Central City Concern (CCC), a nonprofit organization serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, chronic medical and mental illness, and substance use disorders. Old Town Clinic is recognized as a 5-star Patient-Centered Medical Home by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Old Town Clinic integrates allopathic primary care with behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, naturopathy, pharmacy, acupuncture, supportive housing, and employment services. Old Town Clinic is host to a myriad of learners from multiple disciplines, thus there are a plethora of teaching opportunities in this setting. Twelve OHSU Internal Medicine residents participate in their continuity primary care clinic at Old Town Clinic each year. The CCC/OHSU Social Medicine Curriculum unites faculty, residents, and students in experiential, practice-based learning, and providing needed care to Portland’s most vulnerable individuals while teaching learners about the social determinants of health.
Function/Duties of Position
- Provide direct patient care at Old Town Clinic at least 5 half days per week . Clinical practice at Old Town Clinic will include providing direct primary care to adults, engaging with other providers and CCC programs to provide integrated, team-based care with advanced care management programs for chronic medical and behavioral health conditions, including addictions, with specific attention paid to the social determinants of health.
- Clinical faculty will precept OHSU Internal Medicine residents participating in the continuity clinic at Old Town Clinic 1 half day per week. Additionally, faculty will provide clinic-based teaching of OHSU Internal Medicine interns as part of the CCC/OHSU Social Medicine Curriculum. Faculty will also participate in clinic-based teaching of medical students at Old Town Clinic. There is the opportunity to also participate as inpatient ward attending 4-6 weeks on the University Hospital teaching services. This includes provision and coordination of inpatient care, staffing and teaching. Ward teaching should include bedside rounds, and focus on techniques of history and physician examination, expanding clinical reasoning and critical thinking, and applying and reviewing current best evidence for our practice. Perform clinical evaluations, document and generate billings related to visits. Interact daily with case management about the treatment and discharge plans on patients.
MD or DO; ABIM board certified or board eligible
- The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, including a team of health care providers that span primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy and peer support to achieve patient-centered goals. Candidates with an interest in and experience with addiction, mental health, and underserved populations in various settings and innovative, team-based models of care will receive priority consideration.