Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2022 2:48 PM)
Job ID
Advanced Practitioner - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with training in both the nursing model and medical model of care. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) NPs are committed to personalized, high-quality healthcare and are held to the same legal and ethical standards of care as physicians and surgeons. Autonomously and in collaboration with healthcare professionals and other individuals, the NP provides a full range of primary, acute, and specialty healthcare services, including:

  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries
  • Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Prescribing medications and other treatments
  • Managing patients' overall care
  • Counseling
  • Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices

HSS NPs serve pediatric and adult patients in an extensive range of practice settings throughout the hospital and its local and regional ambulatory sites. Their specialty and subspecialty areas include: Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement (ARJR), Anesthesia (PACU/OSCU/SDU), Anticoagulation, Cardiology, Diabetes Care, Intensive Care, Metabolic Bone, Occupational Health, Pain Management, Pediatric Orthopedics, Post-Operative Care, Radiology, Spine, Trauma, Urology, Wound Care, and private practice (physician and surgeon offices).



The diabetes nurse practitioner position is an integral component of HSS commitment to promote quality care to our patients with endocrine illness and altered cognitive function. The diabetes NP diagnoses, treats, and manages endocrine issues across multiple care settings including the pre-surgical screening, inpatient hospitalization, post-operative care settings, as well as non-operative care settings such as the infusion center. This includes providing urgent and emergent first responder roles to endocrine emergencies in patients hospitalized at HSS.


In addition, the Diabetes Nurse practitioner will assist in providing follow up care for established patients as well as educate and elevate the practice of other members the interdisciplinary team regarding endocrine conditions


The Diabetes NP role:

  • Provides clinical consultation, assessment, diagnosis, and management of endocrine issues across multiple care settings.  
  • Manages patients with endocrine issues including acute and chronic glycemic control
  • Educates clinical staff—physicians & surgeons (MDs), physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), etc.—on diabetes complication prevention, and identification and treatment of endocrine issues
  • Identifies contributing factors to endocrine issues and suggests environmental and pharmacological modifications to optimize for surgery and ensure post-operative success
  • Educates the patient, the patient’s family, and any other support persons on care techniques regarding endocrine conditions
  • Creates best practice for hyper/hypoglycemia prevention and increases the socialization of the best practices for HgA1C management regarding surgical optimization
  • Staff Meetings
    • Unit-Based Training; In-services
    • RN Orientation
    • Review of Endocrine-related policies, protocols, and guidelines
  • Ensures proper endocrine equipment and supplies
  • Participates in inpatient, outpatient, and perioperative committees
  • Liaises with New York Presbyterial Hospital Diabetes Service as needed




This NP position is based at the main hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York, NY). This is a full time position, working twelve (12) hour days (3 per week).This position requires a motivated NP who is able to function autonomously within established practice protocols and a collaborative agreement.



  • master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • FNP Preferred
  • licensure as an NP and RN in the state of NY
  • board certification as an Nurse Practitioner 
  • DEA
  • CPR certification: BLS, ACLS
  • One (1)+ years of related experience as an NP in both inpatient and outpatient settings and experience in diabetes care, required
  • experience with an EMR (preferably Epic)


All NPs are supported by the HSS Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. The Center is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the role of the advanced practice provider (APP) within HSS as well as among the medical community in New York City and nationally. The Center develops policy and processes, provides resources, and guides the utilization and management of all advanced practice nurses—NPs and CRNAs—practicing throughout the hospital and at its local and regional sites.


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) offers a unique work environment, diverse job types and extraordinary career opportunities. HSS encourages and supports professional growth and development, recognizes individual contributions, and offers unique and highly competitive compensation packages. This is how we attract and retain highly skilled professionals, renowned for their leadership and vision in clinical care, teaching, research & development.


Founded in 1863, HSS is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report “American’s Best Hospitals” issue, HSS ranks #1 in orthopedics and #3 in rheumatology. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has honored HSS with five consecutive designations of Magnet® recognition. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.




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