NURSE PRACTITIONER

The Nurse Practitioner will provide primary and episodic care in collaboration with an identified physician to patients of all age groups in any and/or all departments.  This position will work in both of our sites (NEWH and NEWHCT).

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Performs initial visit patient assessments
  • Conducts triage, health promotions, health screening, episodic, acute and chronic problems
  • Diagnoses and manages patient presentation for triage, episodic, acute and chronic problems
  • Recognizes, coordinates and revises management plans for conditions throughout the life span
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Performs EKGs
  • Institutes selective screening procedures as indicated
  • Acts as primary responder and provider in emergency situations
  • Facilitates patient wellness through health promotions, education and follow up
  • Refers patients for inter- and intra agency services, community resources and supportive services
  • Performs psychosocial assessment in order to understand factors that influence patient’s health status as indicated
  • Involves patients’ significant others in appropriate decision-making processes as indicated
  • Acts as patient advocate
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings
  • Participates in and acts on recommendation from clinical record review
  • Participates in relevant in-services
  • Completes all requests from schools, camps, exams for certificates, and return to work forms
  • Collaborates and coordinates patient visit needs with LPN’s and M.A.s
  • Precepts nurse practitioner students using the health center as a clinical site as desired
  • Participates in orientation of new staff members
  • Completes all documentation as assigned and in an appropriate time frame
  • Finalizes patient encounter forms and notes and/or dictation within 8 days of visit
  • Responsible for clear, consistent, up-to-date documentation of all interactions with patients
  • Independently seeks physician and supervisory consultation
  • Seeks and is responsible for ongoing growth/development resulting in maintaining and securing active licensure
  • Maintains current CPR certification
  • Participates in performance improvement activities
  • Effectively and accurately delegates nursing and non-nursing activities
  • Participates in at least one committee on an annual basis
  • Assumes any other tasks and duties as delegated in a timely and cooperative manner

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Must be bilingual (Spanish or Cantonese preferred)
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span
  • Must be able to assess data reflective of a patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs
  • Must have the flexibility to negotiate job-share positions requiring constant coverage

WORKING CONDITIONS:         
 Ambulatory health care setting.

Qualifications

  • A Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current, active, professional licensure to practice in an expanded nursing role in the Comm. of MA
  • Must be eligible for DPH and DEA controlled substances registration within two months of employment
  • One year nursing experience, preferably in a community health setting
  • Must have a telephone
  • Acts only within the scope of his or her state license

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  • Job ID #3249713
  • Hours 40
  • Location NEW HEALTH-CHARLESTOWN
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