Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Health
Patient Care Services
Regular Full-Time 3 (12 hour) shifts - day shift
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:
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 occupational health nurse practitioner supports a variety of programs and services, including new hire physicals, needle stick injuries and other blood borne pathogen exposures, biometric assessments and wellness advising, medical surveillance (review of vaccination records, administration of immunizations, evaluation of positive TB tests and conversions), and infection control activities for employee exposures to communicable diseases.
In addition, the Occupational Health Services (OHS) NP provides care to injured hospital employees within the New York Worker’s Compensation system, treating injured employees from initial presentation through discharge, including co-management with specialists as required. The NP treats a variety of acute and chronic work-related musculoskeletal issues, including fractures, sprains/strains, repetitive stress injuries, lacerations, ocular injuries, burns and minor wounds, occupational-related stress claims, and chemical and environmental exposures.
The Occupational Health NP role:
This NP position is based at the main hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York, NY).
This position requires a motivated NP who is able to function autonomously within established practice protocols and a collaborative agreement.
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.
Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.