Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Clinical Nurse Practitioner provides health care to patients in a variety of settings in collaboration with attending physicians. S/he is responsible for the delivery of care within a specialty area in accordance with mutually agreed upon protocols.
Manages the care of selected patients within protocols mutually agreed upon by medical and nursing personnel. Provides care, prescribes and adjusts medications, utilizes E-prescribe. Makes judgments about the use of pharmaceutical agents as standard treatment in diagnosed conditions. Gathers, completes and delivers all pre-operative requirements to G3 in a timely fashion. Ensures that the appropriate films are available to the surgeon. Reviews discharge summaries and operative reports for accuracy.
Meets with patients and their families in an outpatient setting to assess the physical and psychosocial health status of individuals and families through history and physical examination. Evaluates the assessment data to make decisions about treatment according to protocols or in collaboration with physicians and other health professionals.
Collaborates with health care providers on clinical problems for all outpatient and limited inpatient needs. Serves as a liaison between patients and the medical staff in providing interim outpatient visits and follow-up of treatment plans and discharged patients. Follows up with patients after discharge. Attends outpatient office hours and records in electronic medical record (Epic). Documents health assessment data and plan of care utilizing Weill Cornell and New York-Presbyterian systems. Assures that all notes are reviewed, complete, updated and closed.
Educates patients and counsels on health status and treatment plans. Works with Social Services and rehabilitation centers as needed for appropriate discharge. Prepares and reviews disability and insurance forms.
Orders laboratory tests, interprets results and follows up with physicians and patients regarding results. Participates in the follow-up of surgical candidates with clinicians. Orders follow-up appointments and initiates referrals.
Serves as one of the Department’s Physician Champions and attends all relevant meetings. Represents the Department as clinical liaison at various meetings. Serves as a resource and participates in staff development programs. Demonstrates complete knowledge of and acts as a departmental resource for Epic and Allscripts. Updates and instructs the cardiac clinical and administrative staff with changes and updates to the EMRs.
Ensures high level of customer service to patients, patients’ families, referring physicians and employees of both the Medical College and the Hospital. Promotes a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. Reaches out to referring physicians, promoting new referrals as well as assuring quality of care.
Maintains the clinical area, assuring exam rooms are clean, well-maintained and stocked. Works with other clinical staff members to organize supply ordering and stores supplies in appropriate locations. Assures that all exam room supplies and medications have not expired and medical equipment is properly maintained.
Complies with Weill Cornell, Department and Government regulations. Works closely with the Departmental Administrator and Operations Administrator in assuring compliance with HIPAA, Joint Commission and other local, state and federal regulatory agency requirements and acts as liaison between the clinical and administrative staff in implementation of same.
Performs other duties as required.
Master’s Degree in Nursing
NYS Registered Nurse Practitioner (NP) license
Signed, current NP registration
Applicable National Board Certification (such as ANCC, PNCB, etc.)
Current BLS issued by the American Heart Association
Current ACLS or PALS, if applicable
Infection Control Certificate
Current Narcotics DEA registration certificate
Minimum of two years’ experience in nursing practice related to specialty
Highly Desired Requirements:
Knowledge of current health care environment
Knowledge of the nursing process, social, behavioral and physical science