The incumbent will be responsible for providing plastic surgery care services in the office; including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Works closely with Plastic Surgeons and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.
Screen new patients, collecting & reviewing outside records/uploading imaging & Radiology reports/OP notes, etc.
Ensure all relevant clinical information obtained prior to scheduling clinic visit.
Be present during each clinic visit with team.
Enter and/or reconcile medications, allergies, medical/surgical history, and update primary care provider into electronic medical record during each patient encounter.
Order relevant bloodwork and imaging at CHONY following clinic visit.
Provide absentee notes for school/work, letters of medical necessity, and/or visiting nurse paperwork.
Review and confirm follow-up appointments, labs, and imaging.
Follow-up results of labs and imaging and consultant appointments (e.g., ortho, hematology, PT/OT, ENT, Cardiology).
Assist in educating patients/families about vascular anomalies diagnosis and providing support and resources available.
Answering and/or assisting with triage of phone calls from dedicated VAC number from patients, families, and referring MDs.
Confirming eligibility to be seen in clinic with providers (e.g., potential malignancy vs vascular malformation (LM/VM) vs hemangioma vs lymphedema).
Assign new patients to appropriate provider (e.g., Peds Surgery, IR, Plastic Surgery).
Confirming eligible insurance with provider departments prior to scheduling.
Helping to organize & balance scheduling of new and follow-up patients.
Prioritizing number of new patients vs follow-ups for clinic schedule.
Discussing and finalizing schedule with Jo Rosado.
Completing intake form for new patients prior to clinic visit.
Preparing clinical folder with referring MD information, laboratory and/or imaging results, consultation recommendations in preparation for clinic visit.
Send VAC clinic and procedure notes, imaging and/or pathology results to referring MDs and pediatricians.
Contacting non-interventional providers to ensure availability at clinic visit (e.g., hematology, OT, ostomy/wound care).
Contacting pediatricians / referring MDs regarding referral H&P (new patients), and be the liaison for labs/ultrasounds, etc & follow-up for established patients.
Updating VAC providers with laboratory and imaging results, and consultant recommendations to determine follow-up, management plan, and next steps.
Contacting families with laboratory, imaging, and pathology results.
Contacting subspecialty providers when consultation requested, and provide brief history and help facilitate scheduling appointment.
Coordinate appointments, when applicable, for patients to be seen in Diagnostic Vascular Anomalies Clinic with Diane Concannon, RN, BSN.
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus 5 years of related experience;
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with master's degree or doctorate prepared as a Nurse Practitioner.
Minimum licensing requirements:
NYS Nurse Practitioner license
Board certified Physician Assistant with a current New York State license.
Current or be eligible for a DEA license for New York State.
Minimum certification requirements:
BLS Certified (ACLS optional).
Board certified with ANCC for Nurse Practitioner.
Minimum computer skills:
Intermediate MS Office skills.
Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.
Qualifications for Candidates include but are not limited to the following:
Effective interpersonal and communications skills required.
Ability to interact with diverse a patient population.
Excellent knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures.
Must be able to adapt to a growing and changing environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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