University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Nurse, Practitioner - Per Diem

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(6/11/2018 3:20 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31004
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Rotation
    Shift
    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

    Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager or designee, the Nurse Practitioner performs a variety of duties involving clinical healthcare, education, and research activities for the patient population at the Worcester State University Student Health Center.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide comprehensive health care needs of the specific patient population and provide appropriate direct patient care through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions. Collaborate with other staff when appropriate.
    • Collaborate with department faculty to provide comprehensive care to service specific patients at off-site locations in an ambulatory setting
    • Assesses patient's health through history taking and physical examination.
    • Is-responsible for diagnosis and management and appropriate referral of patients within department protocols
    • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests according to established guidelines.
    • Completes all patient medical records and insurance billing documents in compliance with established regulatory and assigned worksite guidelines.
    • Facilitates and/or coordinates patient care intra-and interdepartmentally at work site and outside agencies.
    • Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families and other health care professionals at work site.
    • Assumes formal teaching responsibilities within area of expertise and precepts nurse practitioner students, as appropriate. May participate in nursing and/or medical research
    • Participates in defining nursing standards, practices and educational needs of staff who care for the specific patient population.
    • Actively participates in the departmental quality assurance program
    • Perform other duties as required

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MSN and 3 years of progressively responsible nursing experience, or equivalent
    • Massachusetts licensed Registered Nurse
    • Authorization to practice in the expanded role of a Nurse Practitioner by the Board of Nursing for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Certification from a professional organization as a Practitioner in the appropriate area of specialty
    • Physical requirements include near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients. Manual skills required include good eye and hand coordination and manual dexterity
    • Ability to travel to off-site locations

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Ambulatory/community health nursing expertise preferred

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