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Nurse Practitioner - DLD (Motility)

Medicine

Nurse Practitioner - DLD (Motility)

  • 531274
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 22 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: $110,000 - $130,000

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role is essential to the Motility Center. This requires an experienced NP who can coordinate care among different providers and across a variety of sub-specialties. The NP performs direct patient care services including evaluating and consulting on patients; following up patients pre and post motility and endoscopic procedures; reviewing and acting on results of blood chemistries, radiographic studies; discussing results with both patients and referring physicians; and scheduling procedures and next steps as needed. Responsibilities also include performing motility studies when needed (e.g. SmartPill or wireless motility studies) and assisting with GI motility research protocols, including consenting and education of patients.

The NP position is responsible for coordinating the care of 30-40 patients per week, consisting of primarily outpatients, but may include inpatients and ED patients as needed. Coordination of patient care will involve the following: outpatient clinics primarily held on campus and other off site practice locations; outpatient motility procedures; motility patients who are admitted to the inpatient medical service when needed. The NP will also work closely with all members of our Motility team (Including motility nurses) to assist with patient care issues. This position Is essential to increasing the efficiency of the clinical service and vital to a well functioning division. The NP activity significantly increases division revenue through increased throughput and overall increased GI attending productivity manifested as increased motility procedural volume and referrals.


Responsibilities

  • See and evaluate outpatients and inpatients requiring GI motility consultation.
  • Conduct preliminary consultations, histories and physicals on all assigned patients; and present appropriate clinical information to attending staff.
  • Order and follow up on diagnostic/laboratory tests, as needed. Present patient follow up to attending staff and follow prescribed treatment plan.
  • Support outpatient care for office visits, follow-ups, and procedures (motility and endoscopic procedures). Order and follow up on diagnostic/laboratory tests and prescriptions.
  • Ensure that motility patients being prepared for hospital discharge have outpatient follow-up visits scheduled.
  • Manage GI schedule to ensure timely scheduling of motility procedures and follow-up appointments. Assist with scheduling and coordinate motility procedures.
  • Administer “Smartpill” procedure (wireless motility capsule) to patient, upload the study to computer once the monitor is returned, and troubleshoot technical issues that may arise.
  • Communicate with the SmartPill team and the GI Division to make sure orders to restock supplies is done.
  • Attend clinic with GI motility attending one day per week. Clinics covered by the motility NP will include patients referred for GI motility disorders, e.g., Achalasia, GERD, Gastroparesis, and also for colorectal cancer screening and general GI visits.
  • Provide patient education and communicate motility diagnostic plans with patient, family and referring physicians.
  • Evaluate and discuss patient responses to treatment with appropriate staff.
  • Support GI motility collaborative research efforts with active participation in educational and research protocols and activities of faculty, particularly patient enrollment and education during clinical studies. Assist faculty with education of residents, medical students and nursing staff. 
  • Contribute to case conferences and performance Improvement meetings.
  • Perform additional related responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of experience
  • Current New York State NP and RN licenses
  • Board certification
  • Familiarity with all aspects of Gastroenterology and/or have a background in GI surgery
  • Availability to work a full week schedule Monday-Friday
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in medicine, preferably including Gastroenterology and/or surgery
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
    • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
    • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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