We are seeking a certified pediatric or family nurse practitioner for the pediatric neuromuscular division clinical care and research centers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The candidate will report to directly to Dr. Claudia Chiriboga, Pediatric MDA director.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience
Healthcare and standard benefits consistent with University guidelines
Ongoing professional coursework and continuing education
Coordinate the clinical practice of the pediatric MDA Care Center and its patients.
Provide support in guiding, shaping and overseeing scheduling and medical needs of neuromuscular clinic patients while interacting closely with multidisciplinary team members.
Receive training by neuromuscular physicians to assess and oversee care of patients with neuromuscular disease with the goal of independent assessment patients both for clinic and research assessments.
Prescribe medication, equipment, write referrals, prepare letters of medical necessity, assist patients in their interactions with insurance providers, choose obtain and maintain equipment.
Trained to perform lumbar punctures, place intravenous lines, draw blood, and administer novel intrathecal and intravenous treatments to neuromuscular patients.
Responsible for providing consultations to inpatient Neuromuscular patients, be required to attend inpatient family meeting and participate in transition care plans for patients with NM disease.
Lead the High-Cost Neurologic Medication Program.
Duties include overseeing preauthorization and prescription of neuromuscular treatments as well as follow-up to schedule test and obtain results.
Coordinate the NYS Neuromuscular Newborn Screening Program.
Responsibility include but are not limited to maintaining NBS state certification, triaging consultations, coordinating the multidisciplinary neuromuscular NBS team.
Assist in execution of neuromuscular disease clinical and research initiatives related to a number of diseases (see above). Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Mitochondrial clinical trials currently are the signature initiatives of the research portfolio.
Work collaboratively with principle investigators and coordinators to oversee medical research needs and assist with procedures (including blood draws, infusions, and intrathecal injections) that may be required according to specific research protocols
Becoming familiar with maintaining compliance with existing policies and procedures at Columbia University, the IRB, FDA, NIH, and NYPH that relate to clinical research conducted at the Pediatric Neuromuscular Center and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinical Research Center in concert with study coordinators.
Responsible for assisting with grant writing and design for projects, data analysis, preparation of original articles for publication, or presentation at conferences.
Responsible for data collection and data entry for neuromuscular registries and data bases.
Establish good rapport with children and families as well as the clinical, research, and administrative teams.
Other related duties as assigned/required.
Requires a Master's degree plus four years of nursing experience in addition to a current New York State NP and RN license.
Ability to work as part of a team; flexibility, and a positive attitude
Experience with neuromuscular diseases preferred
Highly motivated, interested in pediatric neuromuscular disease, experienced in the acute critical care in the pediatric population, have excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in academic research.
We emphasize the importance of team unity as central to our success.
Good writing and communication skills are essential.
Mastery of spoken and written English required
Must be organized; attention to detail is required
Computer skills are required including proficiency with MS-Word, MS-Excel, Outlook, and MS-PowerPoint.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502568
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