Commonwealth Care Alliance Job Details: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Job Details: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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  • Vacancy NoVN1359

Posting TitlePrimary Care Nurse Practitioner

Location CityCharlestown

Language Requirement

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

•Primary care to members – Provides patient-centered, comprehensive home-based primary care to complex adult and geriatric patients (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referrals) to promote continuity of care by coordinating with PCP and other providers as necessary.

•Specialty care to members – Provides urgent/sick/episodic care, post-hospital care and palliative care. Coordinates other specialty services such as behavioral health, psychopharmocotherapy and health education in collaboration with PCPs and CCA clinical specialists as needed.

•Professionalism – Exhibits professionalism and the translation of CCA’s mission into patient-centered activities and plans of care.

•Risk adjustment – Performs and documents Annual Comprehensive Assessments on a panel of members ensuring that CCA is properly funded and quality, patient-centered care is provided. Performs ongoing history, exam and medical decision making including pharmacotherapy in collaboration with internal and external providers.

•On call – Provides all services listed above on weekends and holidays, including making visits as needed, in an on-call rotation with NP/PA and RN colleagues.

•Clinical documentation – Provide expert-level comprehensive documentation in the clinical record to reflect the true complexity of each member’s biopsychosocial condition.

•Continuing education – Participates in ongoing educational activities and formal CME/CEU courses to advance knowledge base and skills competency and to maintain required licensure and certification

•Quality Assurance – Ensures that clinical service delivery meets CCA standards as outlined in policies and standing operating procedures. Reviews quality metrics and develops plans to address deficiencies or substandard outcomes accordingly

•Teamwork – Works effectively and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure satisfactory patient outcomes and maintains patient panel in collaboration with RN co-care manager.

•Leadership – Provides consulting and mentoring to new clinicians and CCA Primary Care Teams. Models professionalism and the translation of CCA's mission into patient-centered activities and plans of care

•Autonomy – Works effectively and independently to problem solve. Uses appropriate time management and offers flexibility in team setting. Takes ownership of clinical decisions and offers consultation and guidance to peers. Offers constructive solutions to problems and is able to make clinical suggestions for further patient care.

•Skills Building – Has willingness to learn new and develop existing clinical skills, including a broad range of nursing tasks. Provides positive and constructive feedback for workflow processes.

•Supports Clinical Education Team by mentoring new and existing staff and offering teaching opporunities and in services as able

• Clinical Program Development – Assists CCA management and leadership with the development, refinement and enhancement of clinical programs, initiatives, processes, policies, workflows, and projects