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Nurse Practitioner-Per Diem

Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: March 24, 2019

Job Description:

Under the supervision and direction of the Supervising Physician and Practice Director, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of Massachusetts governing Nurse Practitioners practice, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will be responsible for the evaluation and management of patients in the MGPO primary care practices. The role of the NP may include patient histories, physical examinations, arrange diagnostic procedures, coordinate consultations, implement treatment plans, communicate with referring physicians and provide patient and family education.

The primary function of the Nurse Practitioner role is to provide direct patient care for patients in a medical Walk-in environment in a timely and high-quality manner in collaboration with physicians, nurses and the other members of the multidisciplinary team. This may include rotation to the primary care clinics to see same day/urgent on an as needed basis.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Provides direct care to a select patient population in collaboration with the physician.

* Performs and accurately records the patient history and physical exam in the electronic medical record and discusses findings with the physician.

* Utilizes advanced nursing knowledge to identify, prevent or solve complex and/or recurring patient care problems.

* Follows and manages patients (in collaboration with MD and other staff) enhancing continuity of care.

* Performs (oversees/assures completion of) specialized procedures particular to the select population mutually agreed upon with collaborating physician.

* Performs medically delegated aspects of patient care as agreed upon by nursing and medical administrators according to practice guidelines.

* Collaborates with NCMG & NCH staff and physicians to facilitate a comprehensive plan of care and coordinate resources.

* Writes orders which are in accord with current guidelines.

* Maintains and practices in accord with practitioner guidelines per state and hospital regulations

* Provides consultation to both nurses and physicians.

* Correctly bills according to coding standards and Partners standards.

* Serves as a resource to staff in area(s) of expertise.

* Serves on appropriate intra and interdepartmental committees.

* Participates in the development of formal and informal educational programs for the unit-based nursing staff.

* Develops educational programs within area of expertise.

* Collaborates with unit staff, Clinical Educators, Staff Specialists and other health care professionals to meet staff and patient educational needs.

* Monitors patient outcomes in accordance with defined standards of patient care.

* Collaborates with Practice leadership, clinical nurses and medical staff to plan, implement and evaluate pertinent change in practice and health care delivery.

* Identifies system-wide factors contributing to undesirable outcomes, such as complications, increased length of stay and over utilization of services.

* Facilitates patient movement through the system and efficient use of resources through interdepartmental collaboration.

* Supports research efforts to advance knowledge and to promote research-based practice.

* Evaluates own practice and program effectiveness.

* Identifies pertinent nursing and health delivery problems for investigation.

* Evaluates current research findings for clinical specialty and determines applicability to unit practice.

* Assists nursing and medical colleagues in research efforts.

* Responsible for own professional growth and maintenance of required credentials.

* Maintains the standards and educational requirements specific to the position and licensure.

* Identifies own learning needs and goals.

* Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on committees and task forces of the clinic, DON and the hospital.

* Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current health care practice/research.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Current licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Massachusetts.

* Current certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and authorization to practice as a nurse practitioner in Massachusetts.

* Master's degree required in nursing.

* Previous experience in Primary care required



SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Demonstrated competence in Family Practice and Internal Medicine

WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Ambulatory Outpatient Hospital Setting, medical walk-in clinic, Normal office conditions. Will be provided with computer and other equipment/supplies necessary to perform outlined duties.

* Regular office hours and work week required at most times, some scheduled changes may be required to meet the needs/demands of the Hospital.

* Ability to frequently bend, using back and knees, stand and walk. Ability to frequently climb, bend, reach, stoop, squat, help lift objects from five to fifty pounds and transfer patients via wheelchair or stretcher. Ability to independently lift from five to twenty-five pounds.

* Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.



The hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Keywords: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH), Nantucket , Nurse Practitioner-Per Diem, Healthcare , Nantucket, Massachusetts

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