The Clinical Coordinator III, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will function in the outpatient setting of the Thoracic Surgery Division. Collaborating with Thoracic Surgery/ Price Center multidisciplinary team to care for and manage pre and post-operative patients.
Coordinates medical and surgical management of Thoracic surgery patients in the outpatient setting.
Assisting Thoracic surgeons in the outpatient clinic to perform comprehensive history and physical exams, develop differential diagnoses, implement plan of care and document patient's response to care.
Conduct pre-operative history and physical exams, as well as obtain surgical consents.
Provide direct patient care by evaluating patients awaiting kidney transplant, as well as post kidney transplant recipients, and kidney donors.
Collect, order and interpret lab work and diagnostic studies under agreed upon protocols.
Order and obtain prior authorizations for medications.
Ensure physicians meet meaningful use metrics.
Develop practice protocols, standard of care, and patient education material for Thoracic surgical patients.
In conjunction with the research team, monitor and provide care to patients participating in research studies, as needed.
In partnership with Quality, Research and Education group, help develop and manage detail clinical databases to evaluate and improve patient outcomes.
Attend professional meetings and conferences, maintain professional affiliations and enhances professional development to stay current with trends in health care administration.
Support other functions as assigned.
Nurse Practitioners: Masters of Nursing
Physician Assistants: Advanced Degree from Accredited AMA CAHEA Approved Physician Assistant Program
Minimum related experience:
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Minimum licensing requirements:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is either masters or doctorate prepared as a Nurse Practitioner, as well as board certified with ANCC or AANP. The Nurse Practitioner must have a valid license as a Registered Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner.
Physician Assistant applicants must have a degree from an accredited; AMA CAHEA approved Physician Assistant Program, as well as be board certified. The Physician Assistant must have a current New York State Physician Assistant License.
Current, or be eligible for, a DEA license for New York State
BLS Certified (ACLS optional.
Minimum certification requirements:
Nursing: RN License and NP License in NYS; ANCC Board Certification
Physician Assistants: PA license in NYS and Board Certification
BLS Certification; Current or Eligible for NYS DEA License.
Minimum computer skills:
Intermediate MS Office skills
Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 510630
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