Advertised Summary Job Description: The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role is essential to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease program within the Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases of the Department of Medicine at CUMC. Duties for the NP will be to provide ongoing care for IBD patients, including direct management of the IBD patient, co-ordination of the multi-disciplinary team, and further development of the IBD program. The NP will also be responsible for IV infusions of IBD medications (including biologics) and care coordination under the supervision of the director and associate director of the center.
Care of patients will most commonly be in an outpatient setting via outpatient clinics and follow-up after procedures. The NP will also play a role in the care of IBD patients who are admitted as inpatients, coordinating care and involvement of necessary specialties. The NP will be responsible for the triage of lab/pathology data and phone calls to determine appropriate action; counseling of patients and family; and importantly developing familiarity with community resources. The NP will assist physicians with related duties as directed and perform other tasks as assigned, which will include but is not limited to taking history & physicals, writing notes, prescriptions, and communication with referring physicians or other medical personnel.
The NP will promote a culture of efficiency, safety and quality by ensuring continuity and consistency in the implementation of established standards, protocol, policies, and procedures. In collaboration with colleagues, the NP participates in the establishment of short and long term goals for the center. The outlook of the IBD program in CUMC is to develop as a center of excellence for multi-disciplinary patient care and IBD research. The NP will play a prominent role in helping the program reach these goals.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of experience. Current New York State NP and RN licenses. Must be board certified.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to use electronic health records to document notes and order labs.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the care of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Ability to communicate in Spanish strongly preferred.
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