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Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Date Posted: 05/31/2023
Requisition Number: 346
Location: CHA East Cambridge Care Center
Work Days: 8a - 8p varied with evening hours (M-TH); Fri 8:30a - 5p
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Department: East Cambridge Health Center
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day / Evening
Union Name: MNA Cambridge
Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager and in collaboration with a physician, and within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, performs a variety of duties designed to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, and the community in general. Essential job functions are focused on customer satisfaction, effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation and continuous quality improvement. The responsibility of creating a respectful environment for patients and staff is a Core Value of the Cambridge health Alliance. All employees are expected to treat patients and co-workers respectfully. This includes demonstrating respect for differences in language, culture, race, religion, citizenship, gender, and sexual orientation, without discriminating on the basis of income, insurance status, immigration status or disability.
• Assess the physical and psychosocial health of individuals and families by: obtaining health, medical and social histories using the problem oriented (SOAP) recording system.
• Evaluating, interpreting and recording the developmental status of the patient and family in order to plan and execute proper intervention.
• Performing physical examinations.
• Diagnose health and development problems.
• Cares for patients suffering from acute and chronic diseases by managing
• Therapeutic regimens according to established guidelines.
• Consults appropriately with collaborating physician in accordance with guidelines.
• Initiates, evaluates and modifies the effectiveness of therapeutic plans, collaborating
• Appropriately with other members of the health care team.
• Assesses the patient’s level of health education and provides appropriate teaching.
• Orders laboratory and radiographic studies as necessary for the determination of health status according to guidelines. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings.
• Evaluates results and determines which findings require consultation or referrals to other Providers.
• Works with the community to assess health needs. Assists in the development and implementation of programs designed to meet community needs.
• Attends conferences and meetings with other agencies, providers, neighborhood health associations and other advisory groups to share information, discuss common problems, give reports and seek consumer input etc.
• Maintains stock supplies of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment.
• Maintains accurate records, and maintains referral books and tickler files for follow-up of specific problems.
• Participates in quality care of evaluations to include record audits and initiation/revision of
• guidelines, policies and procedures. Attends and contributes to clinical meeting of specialty and other meetings.
• Attends continuing education conferences and programs to obtain requisite numbers of CEU’s as required by legislation for registration and certification. Maintains current awareness of new concepts, methods, techniques, regulations, etc., related to the Nurse Practitioner role.
• Provides clinical learning situation and appropriate supervision for nursing students as required.
• Maintains confidentiality of information at all times.
• Follows prescribed safety rules and regulations. Observes and promotes hospital policies.
• Consistently supports the department’s team approach to provision of quality service to its customers.
• Communicates effectively and works as part of a team. Displays ability to get along with co-workers, other departments and the public.
• Adjusts to new, different, or urgent work situations.
• Performs other related or similar duties as directed or as responsibilities necessitate.
Education/Training: Successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or graduate of a Bachelors or Masters Degree program, with an incorporated Nurse Practitioner Program. Knowledge of a second language may be required.
Licensure: Registered to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in an expanded role. Maintains DEA number and Mass DPH registration to prescribe controlled substances. MA. RN Licensure required
Certifications: Must have taken and passed a recognized national certification exam and have Maintained certification. Current Basic Life Support "C" Certification. Must successfully complete The Cambridge Health Alliance credentialing process.
Work Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of nurse practitioner experience required. Experience with the chronic pain population preferred.
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.