Advertised Summary Job Description: Tasks include, but are not limited to: coordinating patient care; anesthetizing by local injection; assisting in surgical procedures; developing a nurse-patient/family relationship; and assessing and managing patients within all adult age groups from young adult to geriatrics. Perform diagnostic testing and analysis of results. The incumbent needs to be a meticulous recorder of patient information. Therefore, excellent interpersonal communication skills are a must, along with the ability to extract information during patient history interviews. The nurse must be able to carefully and easily explain a treatment and follow-up plan to patients. Other duties will include ordering appropriate laboratory supplies and following up on results, answering pre- and post-operative questions, gathering data, and acting as a liaison. �Assist Physicians with assessment, evaluation and management of patient care of patients. �Communicate all clinical activity to supervising Physician. �Reports to supervising Physician. Surgical procedures including local anesthesia, punch, shave, suture removal, wound care. �Prepare, dilute, draw up medication as needed for use in the faculty practice and Resident clinic �Derm medical procedures including phototherapy (able to prescribe and adjust use for both clinic and home use), Unna boot �Assess patients using all available physical and diagnostic data, incorporating medical history and evaluate patient status and progress with current plan of care. �Provide coverage, when needed to monitor and assess patients during and after selected therapies. Some infusions will require on-site monitoring if infusion reaction/allergic reaction occurs; perform CPR �Attend staff meetings, patient support meeting, and continuing education pertaining to specialty as appropriate �Participate in all quality improvement/process improvement initiatives �Participate in sign-out activities and all patient follow up �Perform patient and family education and counseling including disease state, management/plan of care, side effect, medications, all follow up
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus three years' of progressive clinical and supervisory experience required or the equivalent in education and experience.
Candidate must be a Registered Nurse, licensed to practice In New York State. ACLS certification required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Master's prepared candidates preferred. A minimum of six years of progressive clinical and supervisory experience, preferably in an academic ambulatory care setting.
Knowledge of medical safety practices and ability to evaluate existing standards and implement new policies and procedures; knowledge of current clinical best practices and clinical state-of-the-art procedures; and knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. ?Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills (Allscripts electronic medical record, Microsoft Office). ?Ability to work effectively both independently and within diverse workgroups. ?Ability to identify problems, research and recommend solutions, develop and maintain quality systems, and exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and independent decision-making.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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