The Spine Hospital at Columbia/New York Presbyterian is a multidisciplinary service integrating Orthopedic Spine, Neurosurgery Spine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Spine providers within the department of Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Medicine at CUMC provide comprehensive non-operative spine care, including diagnostics, conservative treatment options, and advanced, image guided spine procedures. As part of a multi-disciplinary program, our Interventional Spine physicians work closely with our spine surgeons to provide spine care across the continuum.
The Nurse Practitioner for the Spine Program is responsible for assisting Rehabilitation Medicine physicians with patient care, environmental and organizational tasks. Performs patient care activities, coordinate care, and provides education under the supervision of an attending physician. Performs medical histories, physical exams and other nursing care and documents all findings appropriately.
Performs medical histories and physical examinations, makes initial medical diagnosis and therapeutic plan. Evaluates patients in the practice. Performs other diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures as necessary.
Instructs patient/family regarding medication use and treatments; monitors patient responses to medications.
Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Coordinates care in a multidisciplinary manner
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
Posts tests and examination results.
Works with referring physicians and their office staff to ensure continuity of care.
Reviews and completes all relevant patient care forms and surveys.
Administers intravenous medications and injections in compliance with state law and guidelines.
Assists with clinical responsibilities during general outpatient / inpatient clinic sessions under the supervision of an attending physician.
Coordinates the clinic and maintains compliance records for all patients; prepares and reviews patient medical records; participates in educational initiatives.
Writes prescription and orders; triages and evaluates urgent patient issues.
Responds to all patient phone calls regarding medical concerns questions; respond to pharmacy phone calls regarding medication refills; maintains medical records.
Triages and responds to patient telephone calls, screens incoming laboratory data, discusses data with patients and takes appropriate action when results require prompt intervention.
Participates in relevant multidisciplinary clinical conferences.
Covers for RN Clinical Supervisor.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Masters of Science in Nursing
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York
BCLS or ACLS required
Two (2) years of related experience
Three (3) years of related work experience.
Experience in Physical Rehabilitation & Medicine (PMR) or related fields.
Must have excellent clinical skills in a high-volume, high-pressure environment.
Must be able to work independently and efficiently.
Must be able to interact with all levels of staff and must have an understanding of patient confidentiality.
Must be highly motivated, dependable, and detail oriented individual who can be creative and take initiative as needed.
Medium physical workload which requires frequent standing, kneeling, crouching, and walking. Frequent assistance with transfers of disabled individuals. Position requires occasional lifting and pushing. Will include work in a fluoroscopy suite, and require the wearing of heavy lead garments for radiation protection.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513675
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