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Nurse Practitioner - Teen Health Centers

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Date Posted: 01/09/2024

Requisition Number: CHAP-2193

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a well-respected, nationally recognized and award-winning public healthcare system is seeking a Per Diem Nurse Practitioner to join our CHA Teen Health Centers, in Everett, Somerville, and Cambridge.

Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager and in collaboration with a physician, and within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, performs a variety of duties designed to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, and the community in general. 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.

  • Assess the physical and psychosocial health of individuals and families by obtaining health, medical and social histories using the problem oriented (SOAP) recording system.
  • Evaluate, interpret and record the developmental status of the patient and family in order to plan and execute proper intervention.
  • Perform physical examinations and diagnose health and development problems.
  • Consult appropriately with collaborating physician in accordance with guidelines.
  • Initiate, evaluate and modify the effectiveness of therapeutic plans, collaborating appropriately with other members of the health care team.
  • Assess the patient's level of health education and provides appropriate teaching.
  • Order laboratory and radiographic studies as necessary for the determination of health status according to guidelines. Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings.
  • Evaluate results and determines which findings require consultation or referrals to other Providers.
  • Work with the community to assess health needs. Assist in the development and implementation of programs designed to meet community needs.
  • Maintain accurate records, and maintain referral books and tickler files for follow-up of specific problems.
  • Attend and contribute to clinical meeting of specialty and other meetings.
  • Maintain current awareness of new concepts, methods, techniques, regulations, etc., related to the Nurse Practitioner role
  • Consistently supports the department's team approach to provision of quality service to its customers.
  • Adjust to new, different, or urgent work situations.
  • Perform other related or similar duties as directed, or as responsibilities necessitate.
  • Maintain current Basic Life Support "C" Certification.
    Ideal Candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of experience. Must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse practitioner program. Current Massachusetts licensure is required authorizing practice in an expanded role as well as current DEA number and Mass DPH registration to prescribe controlled substances. Knowledge of a second language may be required.

    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.

    Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

    At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Nurse Practitioner - Teen Health Centers, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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