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State of Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner in Holyoke, Massachusetts

The Veterans’ Home in Holyoke is seeking an experienced, compassionate and committed nursing professional for our Nurse Practitioner (NP) vacancy. The NP screens and provides general medical care to our Veteran residents. This position works under the supervision of a licensed physician at the Veterans’ Home (in compliance with Mass law) who will assign work, review performance, and report compliance with professionalstandards. * *DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Diagnoses and/or treats common illnesses by screening residents and referring, as appropriate, to consultantand/or specialists; ordering appropriate diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms; and by determining the type of medication and dosage needed to treat health conditions * Develops initial and ongoing resident histories through interviews and by recording health, social and otherpertinent data. * Develops treatment plans for assigned residents, including immunization. * Initiates treatment in an emergency in coordination with care team. * Works with interdisciplinary team care team in providing primary care to assigned residents. * Records and evaluates resident data in progress notes as well as annual history and physical assessments, in order to make appropriate medical recommendations * Counsels residents, family and staff on resident medical issues. * Confers with physicians when appropriate to review the residents’ medical conditions and their treatments. * Contacts personnel at other institutions or medical facilities, for various services such astests, consultations, and referrals. * Maintains current knowledge of nursing practitioner practices by attending conferences, in service training, and continuing education programs. * Provides daytime coverage for other clinicians as needed to provide comprehensive clinical care during the absence of other clinicians. * Provides overnight and weekend coverage in accordance with the call schedule. * Completes and submits billing for encounters in an accurate and timely manner. * Understands and adheres to professional and ethical standards. * Participates in process improvement to ensure compliance with current standards. * Provides medical care in accordance with regulatory standards and guidelines. * Maintains a current, valid Massachusetts nurse practitioner license with appropriate Massachusetts and DEA controlled substance registrations. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE: * Knowledge of disease processes pertinent to the residents of the Veterans’ Home. * Knowledge of clinical pharmacology, including drug interactions and side effects. * Knowledge of the types of diagnostic testing and their indications. * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing. * Knowledge of the standard nursing methods and techniques. * Ability to perform medical histories and physical examinations. * Ability to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, including rehabilitation and social services. * Ability to counsel residents and families. * Ability to analyze medical data, draw appropriate conclusions, and make recommendations accordingly. * Ability to gather information by observation, interview, and examination of records. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB: * Knowledge of the pertinent policies, procedures, and specifications governing Veterans’ Home. * Knowledge of latest methods of evaluation and treatment acquired through clinical experience, review of cases with the clinical team and continuing education activities SCHEDULE – · This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position, with exact daytime hours to be determined before time of hire by the Medical Director. · Evening and weekend on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis with other members of the Medical Staff · Note: This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility. The Veterans' Home in Holyoke may require this individual to be present during nontraditional hours when circumstances dictate the operational need First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic, or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Current and valid authorization to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. *_Pre-Offer Process:_ For BU and MI-MIV A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Holyoke Veterans Home *Title: *Nurse Practitioner Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street Requisition ID: 23000CA5