NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - HEM/ONC / HEALTH ALLIANCE FITCHBURG CAMPUS
Company: UMass Memorial Medical Group
Posted on: April 17, 2019
Requisition #: 181317
Title: Nurse Practitioner
Posting Date: Jan 16,2018
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Group- 271 NICHOLS ROAD,
With more than 1,100 physicians, the UMass Memorial Medical Group
is one of the largest, integrated multispecialty group medical
practices on the entire East Coast. Our physicians provide primary
care and specialty services for both routine and complex health
needs, and they practice at locations in Worcester and throughout
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
Masters or doctoral degree with current Massachusetts license
registration required. Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner
program with certification, and 3-5 years of experience
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
Analyzes data collected to determine health status and identify
differential diagnoses based on history, physical exam, and
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.
Signed delineation of privileges at hire between NP and
collaborating physician. Must renew delineation of privileges each
credentialing cycle including:
- scope of departmental practice
- treatment of emergencies
- physician consultation
- writing orders/prescriptions
Prescribes medications from Schedules II-VI. The form of
prescription may be written or verbal via telephone order. Written
prescriptions may be initiated by the nurse practitioner after
obtaining proper registration numbers from the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health and Drug Enforcement Agency.
Provides patient education. Acts as coordinator for admitting and
discharging assigned patients. Works collaboratively with other
health agencies and families of patients in the transition from
admission to discharge. Confers with other health care providers
including consultations and referrals to prepare a comprehensive
patient care plan.
Within established protocols, under the supervision of the
physician, nurse practitioners will assist with procedures in the
operating room and with endoscopic procedures.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation
in educational programs, current literature, in-service meeting and
Participates in department driven practices including on call
scheduling, rotating weekends, etc.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required
Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and
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