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Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology (CACC)

Medicine

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology (CACC)

  • 528493
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 9 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Department of Medicine, is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work within the outpatient practice of the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care (CACC) under the management of the Chief Nurse Practitioner and direction of the CACC Medical Director within the Division of Cardiology. The NP will work collaboratively with Physicians, NP peers, Registered Nurses, other members of the multidisciplinary care team, and administrative support staff within the CACC Program.


Responsibilities

  • Obtain patient history, perform comprehensive and targeted physical examinations.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, and diagnose/manage chronic as well as acute patient problems.
  • Facilitate and deliver care to a specific subset of patients collaboratively and autonomously.
  • Obtain and review internal and external records/reports.
  • Formulate a goal-directed plan that includes health maintenance, anticipatory guidance and appropriate medical and nursing interventions according to the established protocols.
  • Follow-up/collaborate with the Physician to re-develop the treatment plan as necessary.
  • Counsel/educate patients and their caregivers on disease processes and care management outside of the hospital.
  • Facilitate/coordinate hospital admissions and collaborate with inpatient team for safe discharges.
  • Work with NP peers and the Registered Nurse team to triage daily patient calls and communicate with referring Providers.
  • Work with the multidisciplinary team including but not limited to Social Workers, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Surgeons, the Palliative Care Team, the CACC Inpatient team, and other specialists as necessary to provide/coordinate care across the continuum.
  • Document all patient/caregiver encounters in the outpatient EMR.
  • Participate in research protocols; review, disseminate, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for Nurse Practitioner practice within respective scope of care and the delivery of safe, competent patient care.
  • Participate in maintaining a safe, therapeutic, and consumer-oriented environment.
  • Portion of time may be spent in practice at other ColumbiaDoctors sites.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner trained in the care of adults, plus one to two years of experience in a hospital setting, preferably in Cardiology
  • Current New York State Registered Professional Nurse and Nurse Practitioner licenses
  • NP Board certification
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, DEA, and NPI certifications
  • Familiarity and proficiency with computer-based programs such as electronic medical records systems, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) preparation
  • Experience with the advanced Heart Failure, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and post-Heart Transplant patient populations
  • Experience with patients being considered for/undergoing advanced therapies such as outpatient intravenous and/or inhaled medication support, and/or mechanical circulatory support

Other Requirements

  • Participation in Medical Surveillance
    • Contact with Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
    • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
    • Wear N-95 respirator
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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