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Nurse Practitioner - House Calls Program

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Location: 10 Beacon St Work Days: Mon-Fri 6 hours per day shift time negotiable Category: Nurse Practitioner Department: Senior Care Program Job Type: PT20Plus HPW Work Shift: Day Hours/Week: 30.00 Union: Yes Union Name: MNA EverettDepartment Description: The CHA House Calls Program has a team of doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to older adults who are homebound or can't get to the doctor's office. We have been serving the greater Cambridge and Somerville area for 30 years and are seeking to expand our coverage in the Metro north area (Malden, Chelsea, Revere, and Everett). Patients who join the program get routine follow-up and acute care visits in the most comfortable and convenient setting - their home. Summary: Under the general direction of the Manager and in collaboration with a physician with geriatric medicine expertise, and within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, the nurse practitioner (0.75 FTE) co-manages the medical care of a panel of 75 House Call Program patients. 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. Responsibilities: Performs routine follow-up in-person home visits every 1-2 months on his/his/their patients, to manage acute and/or chronic diseases. Therapeutic management of diseases will adhere to established clinical guidelines. Performs urgent in-person home visits as necessary to address the patient's medical needs. Initiates, evaluates and modifies the effectiveness of therapeutic plans, collaborating appropriately with the partner geriatrician and other members of the health care team. Orders laboratory and radiographic studies as necessary for the determination of health status according to guidelines. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings. Triages urgent telephone calls from his/her/their patients. This may include telephonic management of issues or scheduling of urgent in-person home visits based on clinical necessity. Performs care coordination with involved community agencies, typically through telephone calls. Performs care management of the patient's global medical, psychosocial, and functional needs. This includes referrals to appropriate medical consultants and community agencies (such as VNAs) and completion of paperwork for DME requests. Communicates effectively and works as part of a team. Displays ability to get along with co-workers, other departments and the public. 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 and geriatric medicine. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program 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 American Heart Association Basic Life Support C Certification. Must successfully complete The Cambridge Health Alliance credentialing process. Work Experience: A minimum of two (2) years nursing experience. Geriatric experience and/or prior training is strongly 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.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Nurse Practitioner - House Calls Program, Healthcare , Somerville, Massachusetts

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