Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Primary Care Program. The Registered Nurse will report directly to the Senior Practice Manager, Columbia Primary Care. This ambulatory nursing position will serve as a key member of the patient care team and will support a pediatric and adult population across 3 primary care practices. The Registered Nurse performs telephonic, electronic, and in person nursing assessments consistent with the NYS nursing scope of practice. The role serves as a clinical lead in the practice with responsibility for ensuring the clinical competency of and adherence to appropriate scope of care of the medical assistants and licensed practical nurses in the practices and the maintenance of infection prevention and control procedures. The role contributes to continuous quality improvement projects and participates in population health initiatives. The RN will work closely with multiple providers as well as other clinical and administrative staff to deliver and excellent patient experience that contributes to positive health outcomes for patients and a work culture of kindness, collaboration, integrity, accountability, and excellence.
Executes nursing interventions by collaborating with the care team and following the standards of care established by Columbia Primary Care
Assesses and systematically collects data related to patient health status and works with the care team to develop the plan of care
Utilizes data to continuously meet care coordination needs across settings in conjunction with the patient, family and/or other care providers
Assumes responsibility and accountability for effectively managing nursing care of individual patients
Documents nursing assessment and interventions to reflect comprehensive and integrated approach to patient care
Identifies learning needs of the patient and families, educates by adapting to patient and family learning style utilizing the teach-back method
Provides care that is safe, ethical, patient- and family-centered, culturally congruent and evidence-based
There are skills and responsibilities that are common across Columbia Primary Care. The Registered Nurse (RN) may perform any or all of these skills and responsibilities:
Telephone, My Chart and in-person triage (for symptom management)
Review and act on test results (lab, x-ray)
Review and manage communications from internal and external "customers"
Assist or perform procedures (e.g. ECGs, dressing changes, subcutaneous or intra-muscular injections, etc.)
Provide patient education
Execute delegation protocols
Assist with medication management (e.g. medication renewals)
Complete accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record
Assist with management of urgent and emergent patient care situations
Serve as a mentor and resource to others
Assist with the coordination of care across the continuum (e.g. inpatient, outpatient, home, skilled nursing facility, schools)
Assist with the management of patients with multiple chronic health conditions, acute episodes of care, behavioral health challenges while promoting and supporting prevention and wellness
May float to other clinics on as needed for operations need
Other duties as assigned appropriate to scope, education, and/or training
Requires a bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Current and unrestricted New York State RN license.
Ability to work indoors in an environmentally-controlled environment with a degree of dust, noise, odors, etc without undue discomfort
Ability to perform sedentary work that primarily involves sitting or standing for long periods of time
Travel between clinical sites may be required depending on need.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid, and tissue. Incumbent is expected to perform/assist in emergency care and/or first aid as needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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