Nurse Practitioner,Child Development

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UMass Memorial Health Care
July 17, 2019
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Nurse Practitioner,Child Development

NP/PA/CRNA Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Group

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Requisition #: 193826
Title: Nurse Practitioner
Department: Pediatrics Child Development
Posting Date: July 16, 2019
Status: Exempt
Shift: Days
Hours: 40
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Group – University Campus

Position Summary:

Conducts comprehensive health assessments, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis and treatment of complex responses of individual, families, and communities to actual or potential health or developmental problems.  Formulates clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic health and developmental  problems and promote wellness.

Integrates education, research and management, leadership and consultation into clinical role and functions in collegial relationships within multidisciplinary clinical teams in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics .  Provides health care in accordance with standards of practice as delineated by state practice guidelines and national board certification organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

Provides diagnostic and assessment services.  Secures a health and developmental  history from patient and/or family, records findings, and evaluates them.  Performs a complete in-depth physical examination.  Orders/performs pertinent diagnostic tests based on age and history.

Analyzes data collected to determine health status and identify differential diagnoses based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings.
Partners with physicians and other clinicians on the multidisciplinary team regarding proposed plan of care.  Formulates this plan of care with the patient and educates the family.

Manages therapeutic regime as outlined by established protocols for patients with developmental problems, or health related problems.  (Protocols are guidelines concerning patient care that are established between the physician and nurse practitioner.  The guidelines outline subjective and objective findings, treatment plan and follow-up).  Reassesses and modifies plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals.

Documents patient care outcomes to determine effectiveness of plan of care.  Communicates outcomes with physician and other clinicians on the interdisciplinary clinical team.

Position Qualifications:

Masters or doctoral degree with current Massachusetts license registration required.  Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program with certification, 3-5 years of experience preferred. Experience with or Interest in developmental problems as well as psychopharmocology preferred, however we will also provide further training for the hired applicant.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.


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