Under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the direct supervision of the (Associate) Medical Director, the nurse practitioner, in collaboration with the physician(s) on his/her team, will provide continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages and genders. Within the context of established policies and procedures and within acceptable standards of care for nurse practitioners, the clinician will exercise individual initiative and independent actions to ensure high quality and comprehensive primary care. The two central tenets of PCMH lie in team-based care and care coordination. The nurse practitioner is expected to function as an integral part of the primary care team, sometimes as a leader and sometimes as an engaged member.
BSN, Certification as a Nurse Practitioner, experience in community or ambulatory care
Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish or Portuguese) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team members
Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
High level of commitment to continuous improvement in the quest for comprehensive and quality health care
Although experience is prized and welcome, any recently graduated NP will be provided with a training program spanning 3 to 6 months, providing a transition period from supervised to independent practice
Works as an integral member of the patient care team, which includes careful attention to customer service, population management, appropriate delegation and participation in the quality initiatives of the health center.
Conducts a program of care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Obtains history and physical examinations of the patients in an ambulatory setting. Utilizes laboratory and other diagnostic services as appropriate.
Makes a diagnosis and administers treatments based on evidence-based medicine whenever possible but always within accepted standards of care.
Seeks outside advice and consultation as necessary; refers for specialty care and for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment when appropriate.
Maintains appropriate and timely medical records on patients under care.
Performs emergency treatment consistent with established policies and procedures.
Participates in health promotion and disease prevention activities including screening, immunization and health education events sponsored by NSCH. Takes part in quality assurance and patient care assessment activities. PCMH relies on each patient care team to act on data provided to it, to continuously improve the quality of care.
North Shore Community Health (NSCH) provides excellence in comprehensive, accessible, and affordable primary care to residents of the North Shore, Cape Ann, and surrounding areas fostering health equity one community, family, and individual at a time. Services provided include family medicine, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) and enrollment services. In 2015, NSCH provided services to 14,314 patients through 63,687 visits at five services sites: The Salem Family Health Center, the largest and highest volume site, the School Based Health Center at Salem High School, the Gloucester Family Health Center, the Peabody Family Health Center, and the School Based Health Center at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. NSCH offers a comprehensive benefit plan. NSCH is an equal opportunity employer. Visit www.nschi.org for more information.
Please visit https://nschi.applicantpro.com to apply. Please include resume and salary requirements.
NSCH is an equal opportunity employer!
North Shore Community Health