The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Clinical Coordinator II (RN) assigned to work in the Faculty Practice Organization at CUIMC. This is a part-time, clinical position that will primarily involve administering Ketamine infusions for depression and monitoring patients. At Columbia University, nursing is a life-changing career journey focused on amazing patient outcomes every step of the way. Our nurses thrive in compassionate culture of care and caring. Together, we improve the health of patients and their families, making our communities and the world stronger. You'll work with the brightest minds in healthcare to make tomorrow better for countless human beings. And it's your opportunity to enjoy flexible scheduling, shared clinical decision-making, inspirational leadership, supportive colleagues and much more. Now you have the opportunity to join us.
Primary responsibilities involve establishing IV access, administration of Ketamine and IV fluids via peripherally inserted catheters, establishing, assessing, drawing and flushing lines, assisting with entering labs, vital sign monitoring and entry, monitoring and logging medication inventory, EKG administration, peripheral blood draws, and ensuring availability of necessary supplies. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well across disciplines and function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Candidate(s) will identify, assess and diagnose problems through patient assessment and interactions; before during and after start of therapy.
Will develop and educate patients and family on Ketamine.
Will utilize knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution.
Will work closely with a clinical team, including other psychologists/social workers, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse-practitioners.
Will have opportunities to attend case conferences, peer supervision and Grand Rounds at CUIMC.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus 4 years related experience
Experience administering intravenous infusions
Experience working with psychiatric patients
Must successfully complete system training requirements
Blood born pathogens
Contact with patients and/or research subjects
NYS license required
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512924
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