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Beth Israel Lahey Health Nurse Practitioner-Extended Care Community Program in Needham, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

The BIDHC Extended Care Community Program (ECCP) consists of Primary Care support to Sub-Acute/nursing home, assisted living, and home visit programs located in the greater Boston area. The ECCP program provides care for patients in 50+ locations throughout the post-acute care environment.

Job Description:

Job Summary: Provides direct patient care relative to physical diagnosis and therapeutic management independently, using physician consultation where appropriate.

Department Specific Job Responsibilities:

The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provides care in one or a combination of the following settings: subacute rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted livings, rest homes and home care environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for a panel of patients. Evaluates individual health care status of patients, including eliciting a patient history, performance of physical examination, ordering of screening and diagnostic tests, risk assessment and interprets this information to establish a diagnosis.

Develops and implements a plan of care, including treatments, medications and the like within defined guidelines for practice. Provides care to the patient in a manner that incorporates the principles of patient satisfaction and delivery of cost effective care. Participates in the development and evaluation of practice guidelines.

Monitors the individual's response to therapy and revises the plan, as indicated, with particular attention to education and counseling and encouragement of self-care. Provides ongoing individualized patient orientation to APG/BIDCO. Seeks consultation from the consulting physician and other members of the healthcare team. Makes appropriate referrals as indicated by patient needs.

Collaborates with colleagues in APG/BIDHC/BIDCO and community to develop an effective patient care program. Maximizes available resources and incorporates multidisciplinary services into program design and implementation. Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient care and/or related systems.

Identifies learning needs of patients and staff and collaborates with other leaders to determine priorities for educational programs. Participates in interdisciplinary education programs of the practice and provides clinical precepting for nursing students, nurse practitioner students, medical students and others. Provides leadership that supports APG, BIDHC practice policies and goals.

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Nursing required.

License Nursing License required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.

1-3 years related work experience required.

Valid prescriptive authority from both the MA DPH-DCP and Federal DEA

MA Board authorization to practice as an APRN NRSG

American Heart Association-Basic Life Support Certificate

Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Geriatric care graduate nursing education.

Nurse Practitioner experience with part of that time dealing with geriatric patients.

Competencies:

Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

FLSA Status:

Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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