EM - Lead APP

Cortland Regional Medical Center

Location: Cortland, NY

ED Volume: 33,000

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Cortland Regional Medical Center

134 Homer Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045-1206


  • The Lead APP's primary responsibility is to care for patients by building highly reliable, high-performing APP clinicians who are part of the physician-APP team to produce effective outcomes for their patients and the organization
  • The Site Lead APP is responsible for providing leadership of all APP Emergency Department staff at this hospital
  • Collaboration with the Medical Director, Emergency Physicians, ED Nursing leadership team and hospital medical staff to ensure the ED care delivery model achieves high-quality emergency care that evolves to match the needs of the patients, the department, the hospital and the community
  • As a leader, the Lead APP is held accountable for creating an inclusive work environment, providing recognition, performance coaching and career guidance to the APP team and creating a pipeline of talent for the organization


Skills & Education Requirements

  • PA or NP Degree
  • NCCPA or Nursing Board Certification
  • State PA or NP License
  • Federal DEA License and State CDS License


  • 2+ years of APP experience
  • Leadership Experience

Comprehensive benefits package, including:


  • 166-bed community hospital situated in the city of Cortland
  • 80-bed skilled nursing facility also on campus
  • Full service capabilities with most specialties represented on site
  • Interventional cardiology, major trauma, neurosurgery, and critical pediatrics are transferred
  • Hospitalist service is in-house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • CT and Ultrasound are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • MRI is available during weekdays 8am to 4pm, and Nuclear Medicine is available 8am to 9pm
  • Radiology department includes interventional radiology and teleradiology
  • Minimal boarding of patients in ED
  • Supportive hospital administration

Emergency Department

  • 25% admission rate
  • Highly functional Emergency Department design
  • Radiology suite and PAC system located in the ED with real time radiologist reads during the day
  • Broad mix of patient pathology, adult and pediatric
  • Full complement of monitored beds including a “floating” telemetry system
  • 24-hour chart dictation via in-house transcription
  • Stroke Telemedicine coordination with specialist on call
  • Equipment includes EZ-IO, and Video Laryngoscope, Tonopen
  • Emergency physician bedside ultrasound available
  • Emergency physician run observation unit helps ED efficiency
  • Experienced team of PA’s and NP’s assist in the ED and Urgent Care


Cortland is a beautiful town with an approximate population of 20,000 people and is situated in the desirable Finger Lakes region of south central New York about 25 miles south of Syracuse.  Working in Cortland affords access to a variety of residential options including established older communities in town, suburban subdivisions, the college-town environment of nearby Ithaca, and the southern suburbs of Syracuse.  The region hosts a number of highly regarded school systems, as well as a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, Ithaca, Syracuse, Tompkins Community College, Lemoyne & Cortland State Universities. 

Cortland has some of the most beautiful recreational opportunities available anywhere, including the many lakes for which the region is famous, three local ski resorts including the Greek Peak Resort which is only 8 miles from the hospital campus, many wineries within driving distance, two golf courses within 10 minutes of the hospital, arguably the best mountain biking trails in the northeast as well as great hiking and camping opportunities.

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