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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery

Company: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.Requisition #: 195218

Title: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Department: Neurosurgery

Posting Date: October, 24, 2019

Shift: Mixed

Status: Exempt

Union: Non-Union

Hours: 40 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University CampusPosition Summary:Conducts comprehensive health assessments, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis and treatment of complex responses of individual, families, and communities to actual or potential health problems. Formulates clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic illnesses and promote wellness.Integrates education, research and management, leadership and consultation into clinical role and functions in collegial relationships with nursing peers, physicians, professionals and others who influence the health care environment. Provides health care in accordance with standards of practice as delineated by state practice guidelines and national board certification organizations.Major Responsibilities:


  • Provides diagnostic and assessment services. Secures a health history from patient and/or family, records findings, and evaluates them. Performs a complete in-depth physical examination. Orders/performs pertinent diagnostic tests based on age and history.
  • Analyzes data collected to determine health status and identify differential diagnoses based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings.
  • Partners with physicians regarding proposed plan of care. Formulates this plan of care with the patient.
  • Manages therapeutic regime as outlined by established protocols for patients with acute illnesses. (Protocols are guidelines concerning patient care that are established between the physician and nurse practitioner. The guidelines outline subjective and objective findings, treatment plan and follow-up). Reassesses and modifies plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals. Confers with physician for clinical direction as outlined by protocols.
  • Documents patient care outcomes to determine effectiveness of plan of care. Communicates outcomes with physician.

    Position Qualifications:

    License/Certification/Education:

    Required:Masters or doctoral degree with current Massachusetts license registration required.Experience/Skills:

    Required:3-5 years of experienceStandards of Respect:We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

Keywords: UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester , Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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