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Clinical Coordinator III-NP/PA


Clinical Coordinator III-NP/PA

  • 531295
  • Medical Center
  • Surgery
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 23 2022
  • Grade 106
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: 135,000-145,000

Position Summary

The Clinical Coordinator III, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will function in the outpatient setting of the Thoracic Surgery Division. Collaborating with Thoracic Surgery/ Price Center multidisciplinary team to care for and manage pre and post-operative patients.


  • Coordinates medical and surgical management of Thoracic surgery patients in the outpatient setting.
  • Assisting Thoracic surgeons in the outpatient clinic to perform comprehensive history and physical exams, develop differential diagnoses, implement plan of care and document patient’s response to care.
  • Conduct pre-operative history and physical exams, as well as obtain surgical consents.
  • Provide direct patient care by evaluating patients awaiting kidney transplant, as well as post kidney transplant recipients, and kidney donors.
  • Collect, order and interpret lab work and diagnostic studies under agreed upon protocols.
  • Order and obtain prior authorizations for medications.  
  • Ensure physicians meet meaningful use metrics.
  • Develop practice protocols, standard of care, and patient education material for Thoracic surgical patients.
  • In conjunction with the research team, monitor and provide care to patients participating in research studies, as needed.
  • In partnership with Quality, Research and Education group, help develop and manage detail clinical databases to evaluate and improve patient outcomes.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences, maintain professional affiliations and enhances professional development to stay current with trends in health care administration.
  • Support other functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nurse Practitioners:  Masters of Nursing
  • Physician Assistants: Advanced Degree from Accredited AMA CAHEA Approved Physician Assistant Program
  • Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience,
  • Nursing:  RN License and NP License in NYS; ANCC Board Certification
  • Physician Assistants:  PA license in NYS and Board Certification
  • BLS Certification; Current or Eligible for NYS DEA License.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to perform comprehensive history and physical examination.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate a patient caseload.
  • Work within a collaborative agreement/protocols with a physician and health care team.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to manage patients and interact effectively with peers and physicians.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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