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Columbia University Nurse Practitioner - Hematology & Oncology (Palliative Care) in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 507688

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Health/Clinical

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit: n/a

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35+ Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Adult Palliative Care Service at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital is seeking an experienced NP to join our interdisciplinary palliative care program. S/he will report to the lead nurse practitioner and medical director. S/he will have experience in either hospice or palliative care, and ACHPN certification (or eligibility within 1 year). The nurse practitioner will provide direct and indirect patient care for palliative care outpatients, as well as providing inpatient palliative care consultations for patients in critical care, oncology, neurology, cardiology, general medical and surgical units.

In both inpatient and outpatient settings, nurse practitioner will have the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive assessments, and aggressive symptom management, and will use advanced communication skills to conduct goals of care discussions with patients and families to ensure their treatment choices reflect their wishes.


Outpatient setting

  • Provide patient-centered and family-focused care in the outpatient clinic and via telehealth.

  • Perform comprehensive histories and physical exams.

  • Evaluate results, provide counseling and support, and prescribe treatment.

  • Collaborate with referring providers and coordinate the plan of care.

  • Provide telephone support to palliative care patients and families with ongoing care questions between their clinic visits.

Inpatient setting

  • Provide consultative services for medicine and surgical patients, in both ICU and non-ICU settings.

  • Work together with an interdisciplinary palliative care team, consisting of physicians, social workers, chaplains, hospice and palliative medicine fellows and often other learners.

  • Provide evidence based comprehensive pain and symptom management.

  • Assist with clarifying goals of care, and provide support to patients, families, and caregivers.

  • Participate in daily rounds, palliative care fellow’s and grand rounds.

  • Develop educational and/or QI projects for nurses and others at the institution.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of hospice or palliative care experience

  • Current New York State NP and RN licenses, as well as board certification.

  • HPNA certification (or eligibility) within 1 year of hire

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must be comfortable working in a busy, fast paced, academic hospital and faculty practice

  • Demonstrated competence in specialist level pain and symptom management

  • Ability to adapt to patient’s needs with a flexible schedule in a frequently changing work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Columbia University and NYP systems and procedures.

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program

  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects

  • Wear N-95 respirator

  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

  • Work with known infectious agents or biological toxins where prophylactic vaccination is available

  • Physical demands

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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