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RN Clinical Coordinator

  • Requisition no: 525765
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Dermatology
  • Grade: Grade 105
  • Categories: Health/Clinical
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary:

The Department of Dermatology is seeking a Clinical Coordinator II / RN to join our team in a full-time position to work within the Division of Pediatric Dermatology. Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology’s Division of Pediatric Dermatology is a world leader in providing care for children and adolescents. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education, and Research.

Our patients have acute care needs and utilize many services across our ambulatory and inpatient sites. This position will support the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care for the department of Dermatology by providing clinical support and care coordination to our Division of Pediatric Dermatology.


    • Coordinate care for complex and high risk pediatric and adolescent patients with genetic disorders associated with skin disease (ichthyosis, epidermolysis bullosa tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis), inflammatory and autoimmune disorders (atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rheumatologic disorders), cancer related skin disease and vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, vascular malformation syndromes)
    • Work with the pediatric dermatology physicians to develop knowledge of disease pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment plans for various pediatric dermatologic disorders
    • Assess the learning needs of the family and work with pediatric dermatology physicians to develop and implement an education plan
    • Triage messages from patients/families in conjunction with the pediatric dermatology team (Dermatology attending, nurse practitioner, medical assistant, and fellow.)
    • Coordinate outpatient pediatric dermatology appointments in collaboration with the inpatient team
    • Meet with the inpatient care team and/or families when needed to develop a follow-up plan of care, and provide in-service and/or consultation to provider groups
    • Communicate with patients via telephone and secure messaging through the medical record/patient portal to assist with care coordination
    • Coordinate with home care agencies, school nurses and primary care providers
    • Patient and family education and instruction regarding the plan of care and at-home self-care
    • Coordination of care across multiple specialties across Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and New York Presbyterian- Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (NYP-MSCH)
    • Organize/facilitate twice-monthly Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic (VAC) sessions working alongside an interdisciplinary team that includes pediatric specialists from multiple disciplines including Dermatology, Hematology, Genetics, interventional Radiology, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, and Radiology. Review the charts of these complex patients prior to their VAC appointments, aggregate their data, and ensure they have gone for the appropriate recommended screening studies in advance and after appointments
    • Partner with pediatric dermatology leadership to support other pediatric interdisciplinary initiatives including (Epidermolysis Bullosa Interdisciplinary sessions)
    • Provide wound care education, and assist with pediatric dermatology procedures (e.g., laser and excisions) when needed.
    • Lead and participate in quality improvement and patient experience initiatives improvements for Dermatology
    • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required; Certification by New York State Board of Nursing
  • Four years of professional nursing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Dermatology and/or Pediatric patients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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