Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Advanced Practice Provider Neurology/Neurosurgery Fellowship
The mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers Neurology/Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship is to promote practice transition and professional development within an academic program that provides a combination of didactic and experiential learning. The goal of this comprehensive program is to prepare the APP to deliver efficient, patient-centered specialized care to the Neurology/Neurosurgical oncology patient population as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Our vision is to provide a comprehensive training program that combines academic learning with extensive clinical experience that will guide the APPs transition into practice. The aim of the program is to shape the Neurology/Neurosurgery APPs practice to deliver high quality, evidence-based, patient care, as well as support the ongoing pursuit of professional development and leadership through participation in research as well as organizational committees, programs, and quality and safety processes.
Fellow Clinical responsibilities will include :
Gathering a comprehensive patient history
Comprehensive physical examination
Comprehensive neurology examination
Ordering and analyzing diagnostic studies
Formulating and implementing treatment plans
Evaluating response to treatment
Coordination of patient care
Active participation within the interdisciplinary healthcare team
Participate in the implementation of patient education and clinical support programs to ensure optimal care throughout the healthcare continuum
Successful completion of the APP Neurology/Neurosurgery Fellowship Program will be established by successful completion of the designated fellowship competencies, including a comprehensive evaluation and demonstration of skills.
The program will consist of rotations in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Neuro Acute Care Unit. The APP Fellow will also have extended rotations with Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and the outpatient clinics
Neurology/Neurosurgery Inpatient: Memorial 4
The Fellow will provide direct patient care, as part of a collaborative team, to the neuro-oncology patient who is recovering from a neurosurgical procedure, receiving chemotherapy for CNS lymphoma, or requiring symptom management and treatment of an acute neurocritical illness.
In the outpatient setting, the Fellow will have the opportunity to rotate through the Urgent Care Center, Neurology clinic, the Neuro-Oncology clinic, and the Neurosurgery clinics. These comprehensive clinics provide outpatient care to the new patient seeking consultation, the post-operative Neurosurgery patient, established care visits for routine management, and urgent care visits including symptom management with appropriate escalation, as needed.
Neuro Acute Care Unit
While rotating within this closed Neuro unit, the Fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate, manage, and implement treatment for the critically ill neuro-oncology patient. The Fellow will collaborate closely with Intensivists from the ICU, the Neurology Attending, and the Neurosurgery Attending to provide comprehensive care to the neurocritical patient
Length of Program
Number of Positions
1 per year, starting June/July 2021
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Current New York State RN and NP licenses, or PA license and appropriate NP/PA board certification. All applicants must be graduates of accredited United States University programs.
How to Apply
Please submit completed application, personal statement, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendations.
Personal statement should state your interest and future goals in the Neurology/Neurosurgery field (maximum 300 words).
Letters of recommendation should be from the following sources and mailed directly to Kelly Haviland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Program Director, or Preceptor
Current or prior work supervisor
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021 Interviews will be conducted in June 2021
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