NURSE PRACTITIONER, DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES
Company: UMass Memorial Medical Group
Posted on: July 15, 2019
Requisition #: 184578
Title: Nurse Practitioner, DYS
Department: Pedi-Adolescent Medicine - DYS
Posting Date: Sep 10, 2018
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Group – 288 Lyman St, Westborough,
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 outlined by the
American Nurses Association.
MSN 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
Collaborates 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.
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
Comply with established departmental policies, procedures, and
Attend variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or
Demonstrate use of quality improvement in daily operations.
Comply with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
Perform other similar and related duties as required or
All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted
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