Boston University Infectious Diseases, HIV Primary Care, NP Anchor in Boston, Massachusetts
The Section of Infectious Diseases is seeking a HIV Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Anchor. The NP Anchor will be responsible for managing preventive and acute care needs of a panel of patients, developing population health interventions and support to the primary care physicians at the Center for Infectious Diseases. The NP Anchor will be assigned six clinical sessions per week and see a combination of routine/established follow-up visits, urgent care visits, post hospital discharge visits and post ED visits. The NP Anchor will partner with the clinic physicians and clinical pharmacists to co-manage complex patients with multiple co-morbidities, including diabetes, hypertension, CHF, and COPD. He/She will be the primary clinician responsible for working with the ID RN team on medication renewal requests, ordering of labs, and scheduling follow-up visits, as needed. He/She will also be responsible for patient outreach communication for complex care management and coordination of care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides direct care, counseling, and teaching to patients and families according to established collaborative protocols and standards of care.
Sets priorities for appropriate and efficient management of patient care that reflects cost effective management of time, available human resources, supplies, and equipment.
Performs physical examinations and provides preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and appropriate to patient needs.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
Based on outcome of diagnostic, lab, and physical assessment findings, arranges for appropriate plan of care and follow-up.
Records pertinent patient care findings in the medical record.
Maintains interdisciplinary approach to planning and communicating patient care information by discussing patient data with appropriate physicians and other health care professionals.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care and makes necessary revisions in care plan.
Seeks and provides consultative services as required.
Through patient education and counseling, incorporates the concepts of health maintenance, prevention, and promotion into daily practice.
Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients, and families to effectively utilize them.
In collaboration with appropriate physicians, assists in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nurse practitioner guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.
Demonstrates leadership skills in problem solving with and directing designated personnel in assigned clinical area.
Maintains current knowledge of legislation that may affect the health care delivery system and the function of the nurse practitioner in the hospital setting.
Serves on nursing and hospital committees when requested and refers appropriate information to various departmental and hospital committees as needed.
Identifies own learning needs and assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in clinical practice area.
Educates patients, families, and professionals through the development of educational materials, in-services, formal lectures, and/or publications.
Quality Assessment/improvement and Research
Consistently participates in the quality assessment/improvement program for the service.
Based on quality improvement finding, identifies appropriate follow-up quality improvement projects or research studies.
Utilizes quality improvement data and research findings to enhance patient care.
Participates in patient care research at a level consistent with educational background and experience.
Master's degree in nursing required. Completion of an accredited educational program for nurse practitioners required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Current active license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to practice in the state of Massachusetts
Completion of an accredited educational program for nurse practitioners
Registered with the State of Massachusetts and DEA for prescription writing privileges.
Current BLS and ACLS Certification.
Prior experience in similar clinical setting/specialty preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Expert clinical judgment and ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in an expanded role.
Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Full command (verbal and written) of the English language.
Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning to provide effective patient and/or family education.
Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.
Effective interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with the various members of the health care team, patients and families.
Computer proficiency inclusive of the ability to access, enter, and interpret computerized data/information required.
Physical ability to meet the core job responsibilities in accordance with the practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served.
Applicants should email their CV and a brief narrative of their background and plans to BMC ID Administration.
Contact Vivienne Brand at Vivienne.Brand@bmc.org
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources (https://www.bu.edu/buohc/covid-19/) site.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.