This position reports directly to the Division Chief of Vascular Surgery and the Division Administrators in the Department of Surgery. The incumbent will be responsible for providing vascular care services in the office; including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. They will also work closely with the Vascular Surgeons and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care.
Will assess patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews.
Assess presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and perform appropriate physical examination.
Assists with ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory diagnostic and perform other screening tests.
Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness.
Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections / infusions in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
Provides guidance to patient/family regarding medications and treatments.
Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention.
Provides recommendations to appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs.
Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies.
Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education. Also provide quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team. Will also comply with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient.
Assists with monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
Reviews results / calls back patients / ensures prompt documentation as directed by the supervising physician.
Nurse Practitioners: Masters of Nursing
Physician Assistants: Advanced Degree from Accredited AMA CAHEA Approved Physician Assistant Program
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is either masters or doctorate prepared as a Nurse Practitioner, as well as board certified with ANCC. 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 related experience:
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
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.
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: 514048
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