Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

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Harbor Health
Published
April 26, 2022
Location
Mattapan, Massachusetts
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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

FT 40 HRS

Elder Service Plan - Mattapan, Mattapan, MA, US

12 days agoRequisition ID: 1806

The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provides primary care services to Elder Service Plan-PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) participants in collaboration with the PACE physician.  The Nurse practitioner manages acute and chronic illnesses; provides routine preventative and health management services; and makes appropriate referrals for medical and non-medical conditions; and collaborates with the PACE interdisciplinary team.

Position is based at the Elder Service Plan (ESP), 1135 Morton Street in Mattapan, MA.

We offer a comprehensive Benefits package including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plus 11 additional paid holidays and much more! Come join our great Elder Service Plan team! 

Job Duties: 

  • Provides primary care to PACE participants in collaboration with the PACE physician at the ESP site in Brockton, affiliated sites and in the participant's home as needed.
  • Conducts health assessments and evaluates patient needs at the PACE center, assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility or participant’s home.
  • Participates in the development of a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.
  • Participates in an on-call system with other providers to ensure 24-hour access to care for our participants.
  • Participates in provider staff meetings, departmental meetings, general staff meetings, trainings, interdisciplinary team meetings and quality improvement activities.
  • Makes appropriate, cost efficient referral decisions and refers primarily to contracted specialists; provides guidance and monitoring of systems necessary for the function of a capitated care program.
  • Updates Electronic Medical Record (EMR) appropriately using proper coding and documents care accordingly; accurately and timely documents care in the medical record with progress notes, lab follow-ups, communications with participants; maintains a current problem list, medication flow sheet, immunization record and other appropriate information.

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • MSN in Geriatric Nursing or related specialty field.
  • Current MA Nursing license with current certification as a Nurse Practitioner; MCSR, DEA and current BLS.
  • 2 or more years of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.
  • Strong clinical, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with a Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Experience in the development and implementation of geriatric programs.
  • Familiarity with medications preferred.
  • Must be able to travel in a timely manner to ESP sites and patient's homes and affiliated sites as needed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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