Minimum Qualifications: NYS licensed/registered as a Family/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse or NYS licensed/registered PA required (NYS NP specialty area of certification must be consistent with practice). Must have NPI number and be Medicare Enrolled with Medicare Identification Number (or PTAN) OR be eligible for Medicare Enrollment within 6 months of hire (eligibility criteria for NP requires National Certification through AANP or ANCC, and Master's Degree) (eligibility criteria for PA requires graduation from an accredited PA program and National Certification through NCCPA). Initial certification must be present or obtained within 6 months of hire. Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required. Current Electronic Fetal Monitoring certification or will obtain within first month of employment. At least three years of clinical experience, one of which in obstetrics and gynecology preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will be responsible for providing obstetrical and gynecological patient care within the scope and standards of care, the diagnosis of illness and physical conditions, and performance of therapeutic, corrective, and prescriptive measures of the designated outpatient patient population within a collaborative practice agreement established with a specific physician on the staff of the Department of OB GYN, University OB GYN Associates Inc. The gynecological services will include routine gynecological annual, follow up, and post-operative visits, pap smears, IUD insert and removals, contraceptive implants and removals, perform urodynamic procedures and other minor GYN in-office procedures. The position will also participate in 1st trimester only obstetrical care. Job Responsibilities:1. Performs complete health history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment of patients within the designated practice or clinical unit. 2. Orders customary laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per practice protocols, and differentiates between normal/abnormal findings and follows protocols for abnormal findings, which may include referral to consulting physicians per customary pattern of the attending MD or with the collaborating physician. 3. Formulates the plan of care along with the attending physician, the patient, and their family, based on expected goals of care and length of stay. 4. Works collaboratively with the attending physician, consulting physician(s), residents, and other disciplines to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that maximizes individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes. 5. Prescribes medications according to New York State law, including controlled substances (with DEA authorization). 6. Prescribes medical equipment, devices, physical and occupational therapy, and home health services per practice protocol. 7. Practices as a member of the allied health staff according to the rules and regulations of the Medical Staff and bylaws, as outlined in the delineation of privileges at Upstate University Hospital. 8. Evaluates treatment and health care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and practice protocols. 9. Educates patient and family to facilitate and promote healthy adjustment to new or changed health patterns. 10. Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care. 11. Plans and organizes care to meet individual patient needs and to ensure appropriate clinical resource utilization per protocols, pathways, and other means. 12. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team including the attending physician and residents to develop and implement the therapeutic plan of care for a group of patients and ensure communication with family members. 13. Helps to educate medical students in all aspects of patient care pertaining to women.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.