Bio – Jemilat Siju, DNP, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ONC
A transformational leader, Dr. Siju has successfully led Mount Sinai’s downtown ambulatory practices, including Mount Sinai-Union Square, The Blavatnik Family-Chelsea Medical Center of Mount Sinai, and many other Mount Sinai Doctors locations, in articulating their strategic nursing visions. She was integral in leading the ambulatory team through the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and led the effort to implement a system-wide, nursing-led, COVID-19 patient results management process, touching more than 45,000 patients.
Dr. Siju has led the team through two successful Joint Commission visits. As an influential mentor and coach, she emphasizes staff development. She has been instrumental in motivating and facilitating clinical support staff pursuit of higher education and degree attainment by building a robust education and competency infrastructure in the ambulatory setting. This has led to a higher rate of certified nurses and those who complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree across our ambulatory practices.
Dr. Siju has successfully integrated nursing scholarship into the ambulatory setting. Her doctoral dissertation on nurse engagement was published by the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and is an author or co-author of other peer-reviewed articles. Her passion for staff engagement and leadership led her to develop and teach a curriculum on engagement in partnership with Mount Sinai’s Talent Development and Learning department and the Ambulatory Care Academy. She also pioneered the first Leadership Certificate Course for the Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and serves as an adjunct faculty member.
She continues to work with the multidisciplinary team to promote service excellence, staff engagement, patient experience, and the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care. She has streamlined and standardized nursing care practices and top-of-scope practice in the ambulatory care setting and will continue to expand this work throughout Mount Sinai’s ambulatory care footprint.
Dr. Siju joined Mount Sinai in 2012 as Nurse Manager for Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Oncology Ambulatory Infusion Program and transitioned into ambulatory care in 2017. Dr. Siju began her nursing career as a staff nurse at the Columbus Hospital in Newark, New Jersey in 2004 and has since held progressive leadership positions at different organizations.
Dr. Siju received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rutgers University. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing and holds certifications in Oncology and Advanced Practice Nursing.