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Nurse Practitioner - PACC


Nurse Practitioner - PACC

  • 532828
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 16 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: $100,000 - $135,000
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

The Nurse Practitioner will provide support to the patient care activities of the Outpatient Pulmonary Practice at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.  The candidate will serve as a key link between the patient and the physicians, overseeing the ancillary aspects of Practice operations. This support will ensure a seamless patient experience from appointment scheduling to post-visit follow-up and will enhance patient access to our services. 


  • Work with the Physician Leader in the management and flow of new patient referrals to the Pulmonary Practice
  • Coordinate with the scheduling staff to ensure balance in the distribution of new patient appointments
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with established patient access goals
  • Provide support and education for the Medical Assistant (MA) staff
  • Daily assessment of Physician MA needs and ensure appropriate assignments
  • Work closely with the Practice Manager in the implementation of workflow protocols to ensure smooth daily Practice operations
  • Secure insurance authorizations for services requiring additional clinical background
  • Oversee the use of equipment and ensure proper stocking of materials needed for outpatient procedures
  • Serve as a liaison between the patients and the physicians
  • Assist with the management of Physician In-Basket messages and ensure adequate response times from Physicians with close-loop communication
  • Triage patient messages and ensure timely response
  • Assist with coordination and execution of office procedures (thoracentesis, tracheostomy changes, etc.)
  • Assist in the coordination of transferring patients needing Emergency Room care
  • Assist in patient communication and education relating to various respiratory diseases
  • Provide patient education on oxygen use, and inhaler technique
  • Perform additional related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and training, plus one to two years of experience
  • Current New York State NP license, board certification, and DEA Certificate

Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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