Nurse Practitioner - Spine Service

US-NY-New York
6 months ago
Job ID
Advanced Practice Nurses
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


Nurse Practitioner, Spine Service

Department of Medicine



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, Wound Care, and private practice (physician and surgeon offices).


The HSS spine nurse practitioner provides bone health assessment, diagnosis and treatment to spine fusion patients.

The Spine NP role:

  • Provides clinical consultation, assessment, and management to patients with a history of diminished bone health (osteopenia or osteoporosis), or at risk
  • Evaluates and interprets bone density scans (DXA), trabecular bone scores (TBS), quantitative CT scans (QCT), and vertebral fracture analysis (VFA)
  • Interprets laboratory data pertaining to bone health and treatment
  • Quantifies individual risk assessments utilizing Fracture Assessment Tools (FRAX)
  • Treats and manages patients with ongoing bone loss or are at risk of fracture
  • Initiates preventative measures in promoting bone health
  • Provides comprehensive management and ongoing support for patients in enhancing fracture healing
  • Provides comprehensive management and ongoing support for patients with known history of poor mineral bone density after recent orthopedic surgery
  • Provides education and instruction in the administration of medications related to bone health
  • Identifies modifiable risk factors and suggests dietary and exercise regimes
  • Educates clinical staff—physicians & surgeons (MDs), physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), etc.—regarding bone health, including identification, treatment, bone loss prevention, immobility, fracture, and mortality
    • Staff Meetings
    • Unit-Based Training; Inservices
  • Educates patients through community outreach programs regarding bone health, screening, and preventive measures
  • Reviews of bone fracture related policies, protocols, and guidelines.

This NP position is based near the main hospital, at the 75th Street Campus (Osteoporosis Center) in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York, NY). This is a full time position.


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
  • licensure as an NP and RN in the state of NY
  • board certification as an NP
  • DEA
  • CPR certification: BLS
  • three (3)+ years of related experience as an NP in an inpatient or outpatient setting; experience in orthopedics preferred
  • 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 four consecutive designations of Magnet® recognition. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.


HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. HSS is the Official Hospital of The PGA of America, New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon, St. John’s Athletics, CUNY Athletic Conference, and other professional and college teams. HSS has been designated as the first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network.


Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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