The NP Fellowship Program is an intensive, one year training program within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care. Our mission is to provide a focused and structured environment to help acute care nurse practitioners develop their skill set in critical care medicine. The program is designed for novice or more established Acute Care Nurse Practitioners looking to gain experience in critical care and become adept in evaluating and managing critically-ill patients. The program is unique in that it offers exposure to a diverse, medically complex patient population with a wide range of critical illnesses.
The fellowship program will have a strong didactic component as well as an intense clinical experience in a multidisciplinary cutting-edge environment that will prepare the practitioner to provide high-quality evidence-based patient care, enhance their critical thinking skills, and establish proficiency in a wide range of invasive procedures.
It is the goal of the NP Fellow to acquire/demonstrate the following skills:
Proficient computer skills in EMR
Management of 3-4 ICU patients with minimal guidance from supervising NP or MD
Admission history and write-up with minimal guidance from supervising NP or MD
Consultation requests (medical or surgical) for complex patients
Write succinct and accurate transfer summaries for patients being discharged or transferred to the floor
Write accurate and complete admission orders
Knowledge of medication dosing
Independence for all common procedures (ABG, venous blood draws, radial arterial line, central venous line)
Evolving experiences with less common procedures, alternate access sites
Ability to generate a differential diagnosis and medical treatment plan
Familiarity with top 10 ICU articles
Competence with basic ventilator management (AC/VC, PS)
Ability to complete ECMO intakes and manage ECMO patients, in conjunction with the ECMO team
Respond to RRT
Additional responsibilities include attending ICU lectures, Mortality and Morbidity conferences, journal club, team days, and simulation sessions.
Master's degree with a specialty in Acute Care, or equivalent in education and experience
Current New York State NP and RN licenses
Acute care board certification
At least one year of direct patient care experience
NYS DEA License
Successful completion of applicable systems training requirements
Participation in the medical surveillance program required
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Wear N-95 respirator
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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