University of Rochester Thoracic-Foregut Surgery - Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in Rochester, New York

Schedule

FT position available, primarily days, some weekends.

Responsibilities

Exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with our team of attending surgeons, residents, and nurse practitioners to manage Thoracic-Foregut Surgery outpatients. Must demonstrate a high level of clinical competence and an ability for independent decision making in the care of complex patients. Ability to perform H & P’s and outpatient follow-up evaluations to facilitate patient access and care. Primary responsibilities include the coordination of care and services for all patient referrals from initial call through surgical procedure and postoperative follow-up. This includes coordination of diagnostic testing, imaging and surgical intervention. Telephone management of patient calls and liaison work between patient and MD will be a key part of this, in addition collaboration with ICU team. Population includes patients undergoing general thoracic surgery for care of lung and esophageal cancers, pleural disease, esophageal dysmotility, reflux disease, as well as palliative procedures. Strong communication skills, Must be NYS NP licensed (or eligible). MS degree required, ACNP preferred, will consider motivated new graduate with surgical nursing experience.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Nurse Practitioner

Requires a Master's Degree in Nursing or related field and an active New York State license in good standing. Applicants will have 5 years experience as an RN with one to three years of leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The Nurse Practitioner influences the quality and delivery of care in various roles including consultant, researcher, mentor, and practitioner. This role may be unit, program, or service based and is involved in continuous quality improvement initiatives.

Physician Assistant

Completion of an AMA approved Physician Assistant program, licensure in good standing, and certified as a Registered Physician Assistant. Demonstrated clinical competence, superior verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal effectiveness and customer relation skills, computer competence and must have an active desire to learn. This role may be unit, program, or service based and is involved in continuous quality improvement initiatives.

Current University of Rochester employees need only submit a resume to NursingRecruitment@urmc.rochester.edu. All other interested applicants should apply online or submit a resume to Nursing Recruitment, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 619-19, Rochester, NY 14642, or fax resume to 585.756.5882.

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Job Title: Thoracic-Foregut Surgery - Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

Location: Ambulatory Services

Job ID: 206689

Regular/Temporary: Regular