The Endocrine Surgery of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is founded on the principle that treatment of endocrine disorders demands a commitment to collaboration in patient care. Our center provides outstanding medical care, undertakes breakthrough research, pioneers prevention and early detection techniques, and educates patients and clinicians all with the goal of providing quality care and the best outcomes for each of our patients.
We offer to our patients an exacting standard of highly coordinated, compassionate and dedicated patient care. We provide access to a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, radiologists, cytopathologists, geneticists, and surgeons. Together we collaborate to meet the diagnosis, intervention, prevention and treatment needs of each patient. Our commitment to championing the health of our patients is our defining characteristic.
Assess patient health status by interview and chart review. Document patient care services by charting in patientâ€™s and department records.
Performs physical examinations and provides treatment. Recognizes and evaluates patients who require immediate attention and when necessary initiates medical treatment without direct supervision.
Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests and laboratory studies; Follows-up on X-rays, CTs scans, MRIs, laboratory data. Interprets and acts on diagnostic test results.
Assists in interventional endocrine procedures such as RFAs and ethanol ablations.
Provides follow up care including prescribing or/and appropriate adjustment of medications to patients in accordance with stablished protocols.
Pre-op work up, pre-op clearance and patient optimization prior to surgery. Basic knowledge of ECG, lab data and other diagnostic tests interpretation.
Develops and implements patient management plans, records procedures and visit notes. Accountable for outstanding patient continuity of care.
Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems.
Able to work independently and make sound clinical decisions when appropriate.
Participates in team meetings, symposiums and interdisciplinary weekly conferences to enhance patient care and outcomes.
Preview new patients to assess multidisciplinary needs.
Coordinates patient plan of care. Reassesses and modifies plan of care as necessary to achieve surgical and health goals. Initiates referrals to specialty services and fosters continuity of care. Collaborates with other caregivers to ensure continuity of care for patients, and attain the greatest efficacy in the use of hospital resources in managing patients.
Be primary point of communication for patients, family members and referring doctors. Be able to keep supervising physician updated about patientsâ€™ status in a relevant and efficacious way.
Must have excellent communication and written skills.
Nurse Practitioners: Masters of Nursing
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.
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 .
Minimum certification requirements:
Nursing: RN License and NP License in NYS; ANCC 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: 514026
About Columbia University
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