Lowell Community Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner in Lowell, Massachusetts
Examines and treats patients to assure continuity of care.
Makes assessment of each patient which includes, but is not limited to, presenting problem, medical history, allergies, psycho-social problems, medications, and current living arrangement of individuals and their families.
Reviews lab values that are abnormal and plans appropriate disposition/treatment in absence of the primary physician.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served.
Identifies need for client/family teaching and/or referrals. Prioritizes patient needs based on assessment and patient’s verbalized areas of concern.
Develops a plan for teaching based on mutual goals that addresses patients assessed and stated needs.
Participates in a multi-disciplinary approach directed toward client’s needs and care. Consults with other health care providers (i.e. case manager, family planning, etc.) Involves family members and/or significant others in plan of care, as appropriate.
Provides care following approved protocols in a safe manner. Evaluates care provided and patient’s response to recommended course of treatment.
Provides an opportunity to the patient, significant other, and other family members to gain knowledge about wellness, illness and rehabilitation.
Explains procedures in a clear, concise manner, with sensitivity to patients’ level of understanding, culture, age and language. Documents all teaching material given to the patients, or family members including their response, comprehension and need for further follow-up.
Demonstrates clinical competence and professional commitment in Nursing Practice by adhering to established standards of practice and utilizing appropriate scientific principles.
Participates in the orientation/teaching process, when requested, to assure that new employee/student will become familiar with policies, procedures, and expectations for the job role.
Is a proponent of the Improvement process and works cooperatively with team members in making necessary changes.
Acts as a resource person to the healthcare team. Provides informational sessions as requested.
Develops and maintains systems for patient educational materials and staff.
Assumes any and all additional duties and responsibilities consistent with the aforementioned duties and responsibilities.
Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed protocols, guidelines and instructions of Physician.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.
Discusses case with Physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by Physician.
Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
Refers patients to Physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
Participates in quality assurance activities.
Master's Degree in Nursing required. At least one to two years' experience desired. Bilingual desired. Current Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner license required.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
Job Code: 2017-2049-006
Department: FAMILY MEDICINE
FT/PT Status: F/T (40 hrs/wk), Benefit Eligible
Location: 161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA