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Clinical Coordinator III-NP/PA


Clinical Coordinator III-NP/PA

  • 532832
  • Medical Center
  • Surgery
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 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 - $152,550
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

This position reports directly to the Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery and the Division Administrator in the Department of Surgery. The incumbent will be responsible for providing bariatric care services in the office; including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Works closely with Bariatric 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.
  • Assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination.
  • Assist with ordering 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.
  • Develop and implement treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
  • Providing 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 compile with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy.
  • Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient.
  • Assist with monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
  • Assist with hospital consultations as needed.
  • Serves in the role of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Coordinator. The MBS Coordinator:
  • Administrates the MBS Committee
  • Attends at least 2 of the 3 required MBS Committee meetings, including the annual comprehensive review meeting.
  • Manages the accreditation process
  • Ensures center’s continuous compliance with MBSAQIP standards
  • Maintains relevant pathways, protocols, and patient education materials
  • Monitors outcomes data and quality improvement initiatives
  • Educates relevant staff with a focus on metabolic and bariatric patient safety
  • Supports the education of nursing staff about the rapid communication and basic response to critical patient findings that are specifically required to minimize delays in the diagnosis and treatment of serious adverse events.
  • Serves as the liaison between all metabolic and bariatric proceduralists at the center and any general surgeons providing call coverage
  • Assists in maintaining the documentation of the call schedule provided by all covering surgeons, as well as providing access to the call schedule to all departments of the facility that provide care for metabolic and bariatric patients.
  • Works closely with the MBS Clinical Reviewer to ensure timely submission of outcomes data to the MBSAQIP Registry

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nurse Practitioners: Master of Nursing
  • Physician Assistants: Degree from Accredited AMA CAHEA Approved Physician Assistant Program
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and 5yrs of experience required. Master’s degree required.

Other 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.
  • 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
  • Nursing: RN License and NP License in NYS; ANCC Board Certification
  • Physician Assistants: PA license in NYS and Board Certification

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