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Clinical Care Coordinator - NP

Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Care Coordinator - NP

  • 531155
  • Other NYC Locations
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 17 2022
  • Grade 106
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $120,000 - $150,000

Position Summary

Treats patients with orthopedic spine issues and manage inpatient and outpatient services and/or other situations for high volume multi-site spine surgery practice. 


The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian seek one adult nurse practitioner (ANP) for an innovative academic practice who will enjoy working with a high volume multi-site orthopedic spine surgery practice.  Rapidly growing division offers collaborative practice opportunity to establish ambulatory care practice and participate in development of new clinical services in an orthopedic spine surgery practice.  Report directly to Dr. Lawrence Lenke and Spine Division Manager in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  Candidate must be available for flexible hours and travel.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work independently or collaboratively with the orthopedic spine surgery attendings, fellows, and resident staff as a well as the nurses, therapists, social workers and other support personnel who take part in caring for orthopedic spine surgery patients.
  • Care coordination for patients needing non-operative treatment
  • Assist in managing pre-operative care across other practitioners to optimize patients for surgery
  • Obtain relevant consultations from other services and follow up on the information.
  • Peer-to-peer consults to obtain surgical pre-authorization for testing or surgeries for all spine surgical patients
  • Rounds independently and/or with attendings on all orthopedic inpatients.
  • Chart preparation according to protocol and orders appropriate x-rays for office hours using the Electronic Medical Record.
  • Complies with Meaningful Use Measures.
  • Evaluates and diagnoses patients
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
  • Administers injections/Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities.
  • Monitors effectiveness of prescribed intervention.
  • Remove/apply dressings, sutures, staples, slings and/or braces
  • See post-op patients for wound checks and post-op care and notify attending of findings if abnormal           
  • Reviews post-operative discharge instructions with patients including regarding wound care and pain management.
  • Returns patient phone messages at designated times throughout the day; documents action taken in the Electronic Medical Record (EPIC).
  • Triage incoming telephone calls; instructs patient and family regarding treatment instruction, then documents action taken in the Electronic Medical Record (EPIC).
  • Oversees appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately
  • Sends patients prescription requests to pharmacy and documents action in the Electronic Medical Record (EPIC).
  • Manage and oversee all spine attending in-basket tasks in EPIC
  • Fill out necessary forms, i.e. disability forms, workman’s comp, handicap parking as needed; Assist with patient correspondence as needed, i.e. letters of medical necessity, school notes, insurance inquiries, etc.
  • Assist patients in meeting health needs by identifying potential or existing problems, exploring available
    alternatives and providing support to the patient and family members to make an informed decision regarding health care.
  • Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between healthcare settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, discharging and home care including visiting nurse referrals.
  • Formulate patient care protocols and critical pathways.
  • Assist with development; participate in design and implementation of clinical research trials.
  • Must successfully complete system training requirements
  • Participate in accordance with hospital policies.

  • Columbia offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and credentials and an outstanding benefits package. Academic appointment commensurate with qualifications.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience; MS in Nursing or other master's degree preferred
  • New York RN licensure, New York Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or New York Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensure and/or New Jersey Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensure, national certification, DEA number.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical doctorate; prior experience in management of adults with orthopedic diseases in an orthopedic spine practice, physical medicine and rehabilitation practice or pain management practice; CPR/AED Certification, Experience with phlebotomy and spinal injections; Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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