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Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Practitioner

  • 515370
  • Medical Center
  • Neurology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 15 2021
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration 
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35.00
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Movement Disorders Division at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking to recruit and train a Nurse Practitioner to provide clinical cares to and conduct research in persons with Parkinsonism and other movement disorders.


Compensation and Benefits:

  •  Salary commensurate with experience
  •  Healthcare and standard benefits consistent with University guidelines

Ongoing professional coursework and continuing education


    • Receive training by movement disorders physicians and other members of our multidisciplinary team to assess and oversee care of patients with movement disorders with the goal of independent assessment patients both for clinic and research assessments.
    • Attend all of the educational activities of the division including but not limited to video rounds, CPC, journal clubs.
    • Coordinate the clinical practice of the movement disorders division and its patients.
    • Provide support in guiding, shaping and overseeing scheduling and medical needs of movement disorders patients while interacting closely with multidisciplinary team members.  
    • Prescribe medication, equipment, write referrals, prepare letters of medical necessity, assist patients in their interactions with insurance providers, choose obtain and maintain equipment.
    • Trained to perform lumbar punctures, place intravenous lines, draw blood, and administer novel intrathecal and intravenous treatments to movement disorders patients.
    • Trained to test and adjust deep brain stimulation equipment.
    • Responsible for providing consultations to inpatient movement disorders patients, be required to attend inpatient family meeting and participate in transition care plans for patients with movement disorders.
    • Duties include overseeing preauthorization and prescription of movement disorders treatments as well as follow-up to schedule test and obtain results.
    • Assist in execution of movement disorders clinical and research initiatives related to a number of diseases that include but not be limited to Parkinson disease, dystonia, multiple system atrophy, ataxia and essential tremor are the signature initiatives of the research portfolio.
    • Work collaboratively with principle investigators and coordinators to oversee medical research needs and assist with procedures (including blood draws, infusions, and intrathecal injections) that may be required according to specific research protocols
    • Becoming familiar with maintaining compliance with existing policies and procedures at Columbia University, the IRB, FDA, NIH, and NYPH that relate to clinical research conducted at the movement disorders division in concert with study coordinators.
    • Responsible for assisting with grant writing and design for projects, data analysis, preparation of original articles for publication, or presentation at conferences.  
    • Establish good rapport with patient and families as well as the clinical, research, and administrative teams.
    • Other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualification

  • Master's of Science in Nursing
  • One (1) year of related experience
  • Current NP license in New York State

Preferred Qualification

  • DNP preferred
  • Ability to work as part of a team; flexibility, and a positive attitude
  • Experience with neurological diseases preferred
  • Highly motivated, interested in movement disorders with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • We emphasize the importance of team unity as central to our success.
  • Good writing and communication skills are essential.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred

Other Requirements

  • Mastery of spoken and written English required
  • Must be organized; attention to detail is required
  • Computer skills are required including proficiency with MS-Word, MS-Excel, Outlook, and MS-PowerPoint.

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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents


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