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Nurse Practitioner

Posted: 01/07/2022

Duffy Health Center is a patient-centered medical home, and every role requires functioning effectively using a team-based approach. Position is responsible for providing professional medical care for Duffy Health Center patients at Duffy Health Center facility and outreach sites at the direction of Duffy Health Center. Consistent with the delineation of privileges, work includes examining patients, conducting systematic and comprehensive physical assessments, developing and monitoring plan of care for patients, and collaborating with the members of the integrated team of professionals at Duffy Health Center to provide for the overall well-being of patients. 

Position Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
1. Obtains detailed medical history from patients, records and maintains information in confidential patient medical charts.
2. Examines patients, conducts systematic comprehensive physical assessment, records and maintains information in confidential medical charts.
3. Prescribes appropriate medications and treatments, provides follow-up care, and evaluates the effectiveness of care.
4. Consults the Chief Medical Officer and specialist physicians as appropriate to optimize patient care.
5. Promotes patient health through education and primary prevention, provides patient education regarding medications, treatments, anticipated outcomes, and referrals.
6. May perform office procedures in accordance with privileges granted by the Duffy Health Center Board of Directors.
7. Works effectively with members of the Duffy Health Center team of professionals, as well as with outside agencies and organizations.
8. Responsible for after hours coverage as part of Duffy Health Center Medical call rotation.
9. Conducts research pertinent to patient care.
10. Meets agency productivity standards.
11. Performs routine administrative duties; prepares, records, and maintains client information in a timely fashion, using Duffy Health Center electronic medical records system.
12. Coordinates with patients and front-desk staff regarding appointment schedule, missed appointments, rescheduled appointments, and follow-up appointments.
13. Participates in peer review by performing chart review and working with the Quality Improvement Committee on quality improvement initiatives. Serves on one Duffy committee.
14. Attends and participates in staff meetings and other required meetings.
15. Maintains current licensure and certification for the position and participates in continuing medical education to stay abreast of practices and trends.
16. Other duties as assigned. 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
A candidate for this position must have a master’s degree in Nursing, with 3 to 5 years’ experience in nursing as an RN. Experience working at a Community Health Center or with underserved or minoritized populations a plus.

Licenses and Certifications Required
Must be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of MA, and successfully complete the credentialing process; must maintain current DPH, DEA, NP, CPR, and CCH privileges.
 

Position Type: Full-time