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Nurse Practitioner / Assistant Director of Nursing, Joint Reconstruction Service

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Local Title: Nurse Practitioner / Assistant Director of Nursing, Joint Reconstruction Service
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Assistant Director of Nursing
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Nursing, Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner / Assistant Director of Nursing, Joint Reconstruction Service. The successful candidate will:

  • Support the outpatient clinic operations for Joint Reconstruction Service physicians in a reliable, timely, and efficient manner. 
  • Provide consultation to clinical staff regarding the nursing management of Joint Reconstruction Service patients.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the department, other health care professionals and physicians, to enhance the quality of patient care outcome. Utilize evidence-based practice data to identify trends and improve outcomes.
  • Collaborate with healthcare team to ensure efficient patient admission, transfer, and discharge. Participate in QAPI projects.
  • Support the delivery of quality patient care by holding self and staff accountable to meeting or exceeding established standards.
  • Act as a clinical resource for novice staff members as well as assisting experienced staff in problem solving skills for complex patient care situations.
  • Attend weekly grand rounds and case presentations to build knowledge base.
  • Assist residents on the service and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with processing paperwork and patient logistics.
  • Compose clear, succinct, thorough, and appropriate clinic notes, utilizing templates where possible to improve efficiency.
  • Arrive on time to the clinic, and stay until all necessary and reasonable tasks have been completed.
  • Follow and anticipate attending physician instructions and expectations in the operating room, especially for common procedures.
  • Continually seek to increase knowledge and understanding of the orthopaedic sub-specialties this role supports.
  • Arrange consults when appropriate.
  • Use macro templates in HealthBridge and Athena EHR systems.
  • Create progress and discharge notes where appropriate for each patient seen.
  • Use service recovery strategies within scope of responsibility to resolve immediate patient concerns.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinically-based education programs; participates in specialty associations for the enhancement of continuing education.
  • Perform other tasks for the department and practice as needed.
  • Adhere to the hospital and medical group policies and procedures. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new and evolving challenges; recognize changes in clinical situations and take action in a timely manner.
  • Be a role model for other members of the team, while modeling the We Care values of the institution. 

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Licensure.
  • 2+ years of experience in professional nursing practice. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 7:30am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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