The Division provides clinical care for adults with neuro-oncology conditions, mainly primary and metastatic brain tumors.
Reporting to the Clinical Manager and working under the supervision of the attending physicians, the Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the evaluation and management of neuro-oncology patients.
-Taking medical histories and performing physical examinations with attending physicians, mainly in the outpatient setting but occasionally for inpatients -Documenting in the medical record and entering, as appropriate, charges for encounters. This may include: -Shared visits with an attending physician -Visits "incident to" follow-up with an attending physician -Visits independent of an attending physician -Coordinating admissions, discharges and workup of patients; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and managing patients by telephone as appropriate; seeing selected patients in routine follow-up appointments, and for urgent same or next-day office visits under the supervision of an attending physician -Synchronization and documentation of ongoing chemotherapy as an outpatient, and during the transition from inpatient to outpatient and outpatient to inpatient -Coordinating multidisciplinary services -Coordinating and facilitating patient education -Other related duties as assigned/required -Collaborating with other team members including medical students, residents, fellows, administrative staff, and research staff (including research nurses and research NPs from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center) -Occasional coverage for other Divisions in Neurology depending on need
Requires Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of relevant nursing experience.
A current New York State NP and RN license.
Must be able to meet New York-Presbyterian Hospital credentialing requirements, prior to starting.
Experience: -As a nurse practitioner and/or outpatient care -In neurologic and/or oncologic patient care -In an academic medical center
Fluency in Spanish and New Jersey licensure a plus.
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Internal Number: 501256
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