Demonstrates clinical judgment and skills in the full range of functions of a Registered Professional Nurse. Identifies, assesses (including Physical Assessment) and provides nursing treatment for actual or potential health problems.
Triages patients' complaints using critical assessment skills to include crisis intervention, acute and chronic medical problems and women's health related concerns.
Refers patients for further clinical evaluation and follow-up, either immediate care or future appointment using a computerized system.
Delivery of care includes administration of vaccines, medications, allergy shots, ear irrigations, urgent care nursing, pregnancy screening, women's health counseling to include Plan B.
Formulates and implements nursing projects and guidelines such as reviewing and updating policies and procedures.
Participates in inter-disciplinary committees, programs, community outreach.
Performs Telephone Triage on Nurse Clinical Symptom Line.
Coordinates care for patients with women's health and a variety of other health issues; follow-up on lab work and results. Including faxing of reports to outside providers as needed.
The Registered Nurse will be available in a designated Practice Group and serve as a resource to Medical Providers (MDs, NPs), Medical Assistants and Health Services Assistants, for educational needs and delivery of nursing care.
Participates in educational meetings and Practice Group Meetings.
Administers appropriate medications and treatments as prescribed by on site Providers.
Engages in periodic self-evaluation, participates in Peer Review and Quality Assurance.
Provides Health Education for acute and chronic medical conditions in a self-care model as well as Wellness Prevention model to patients and the Columbia community.
Works in a collegial/team model with nursing staff colleagues, medical assistants, lab staff, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers and Nutritionists.
Works under the direction of the Associate Director, Nursing and the Assistant Nurse Manager for the flow and care of urgent care patients in triage and urgent care.
Requires Bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and current New York State registered nurse (RN) License
Minimum 2-4 years related experience required. Ambulatory care, ER, public health or occupational health nursing experience preferred.
Must possess strong clinical assessment and triage skills with proven clinical judgment and skills in the full range of functions of a Registered Nurse.
Demonstrated ability to maintain and promote interpersonal relationships and work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
Completion of current CPR Course, Infection Disease/Control Certificate.
Required to work a minimum of 3 Saturdays per Fall Term and 3 Saturdays per Spring Term.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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