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Clinical Coordinator II – NP/PA

Clinical Coordinator II – NP/PA

Website Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - Department of Surgery

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Position Summary

The Clinical Coordinator III – NP/PA will function in the outpatient setting of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program in collaboration with the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant multidisciplinary team to care for and manage post-transplant kidney and pancreas recipients, post-operative kidney living donors, and patients who underwent surgical or invasive procedures by the Kidney/Pancreas transplant surgeons.


  1. Coordinate medical and surgical management of kidney and pancreas transplant patients in the outpatient setting.
  2. Assist transplant surgeons and nephrologists in the outpatient clinic to perform comprehensive history and physical exams, develop differential diagnoses, implement plan of care and document patient’s response to care.
  3. Conduct pre-operative history and physical exams, as well as obtain transplant and other surgical consents.
  4. Provide direct patient care by evaluating patients awaiting transplant, as well as post- transplant recipients, and kidney donors.
  5. Collect, order and interpret lab work and diagnostic studies under agreed upon protocols.
  6. Order and obtain medication prior authorizations for kidney transplant recipients.
  7. Develop practice protocols, standard of care, and patient education material for kidney/pancreas transplant recipients.
  8. In conjunction with the research team, monitor and provide care to patients participating in research studies.
  9. In partnership with Quality, Research and Education group, help develop and manage detail clinical databases to evaluate and improve patient outcomes.
  10. Attend professional meetings and conferences, maintain professional affiliations and enhances professional development to stay current with trends in health care administration.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

Nurse Practitioners:  Masters of Nursing

Physician Assistants:  Advanced Degree from Accredited AMA CAHEA Approved Physician Assistant Program

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is either masters or doctorate prepared as a Nurse Practitioner, as well as board certified with ANCC.

The Nurse Practitioner must have a valid license as a Registered Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner.
Physician Assistant applicants must have a degree from an accredited, AMA CAHEA approved Physician Assistant Program, as well as be board certified.
The Physician Assistant must have a current New York State Physician Assistant License.
Current, or be eligible for, a DEA license for New York State
BLS Certified (ACLS optional)

Minimum related experience:

Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.

Minimum certification requirements:

Nursing:  RN License and NP License in NYS; ANCC Board Certification

Physician Assistants:  PA license in NYS and Board Certification

BLS Certification; Current or Eligible for NYS DEA License.

Other Requirements

Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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