Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves providing expended clinical services to patients of the plastic and reconstructive surgery services unit at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent provides primary care including health promotion, counseling and screening of patients, routine physical examinations, dispensing of medications within medical guidelines, and refers patients to other health care providers and community resources when appropriate. Work is performed under the general supervision of a physician with leeway for independent judgement and initiative. Supervision is exercised over nursing and paraprofessional staff. Does related work as required.


Assesses the physical status of patients by patient, obtaining medical histories and performing comprehensive physical examinations;

Diagnoses and treat patients with minor illnesses;

Assesses patients on a daily basis and documents assessment;

Initiates orders;

Reviews patient testing, interprets results and correlates this information with the overall plan of care;

Recognizes deviations from the normal in physical assessment; collaborates with physicians in formulation treatment plans for health problems and follow-up;

Administers medications;

Evaluates care provided by members of the health care team with respect to the patient's overall treatment; makes suggestions and recommendations for improvement in the delivery of care;

Monitors and renders care for those patients with established chronic stable medical illnesses;

Informs supervisors of actual or potential problems that require resolutions at the administrative level;

Relays appropriate information regarding patient care to the collaborating physician;

Responds to life threatening emergencies;

Supervises and directs staff, nursing and paraprofessional staff;

Ensures that departmental and interdepartmental policies, procedures, objective and standards of care are maintained;

Acts as a resource person for patients, visitors and staff regarding nursing care problems;

Serves as a mentor for bedside nursing staff and nursing students;

Completes required documentation for professional billing under the auspices of the supervising physician;

Attends meeting, seminars and information sessions; participates in interdisciplinary;linary care conferences and serves on departmental or administrative committees;

Maintains records and prepares reports.


Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and techniques of plastic and reconstructive surgery; thorough knowledge of physical examination and diagnosis procedures; good knowledge of the current developments, literature and sources of information in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery services; ability to recognize and identify symptoms/ ability to perform various medical procedures; ability to interpret medical testing reports; ability to establish and maintain good publish and inter-personal relation; ability to supervise and direct subordinate staff; ability to prepare oral and written reports; tact; dependability; initiative; confidentiality; physical capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's Degree in Nursing; and either:

A) Two (2) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in the certified specialty area; or:

B) Two (2) years of registered professional nursing experience in plastic and/or reconstructive surgery.


Possession of a current license and registration to practice e as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State at time of appointment: and:

Possession of a current New York State Department of Education Certification as a Nurse Practitioner to practice in Adult or Family Care at time of appointment; and:

Possession of a Certification as a Nurse Practitioner as issued by the American Nurses Credentialiny Center or other certifying body recognized by the Health care Financing Administration (HCFA) at time of appointment: and

Possession of a current Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Number issued by the United States Department of Drug Enforcement Administration at time of appointment.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

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