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Family Nurse Practitioner

Plymouth, MA


Hiring Company

Harbor Health Services, Inc.

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Position Description

The Family Nurse Practitioner provides care appropriate to the patient population served, including routine health maintenance, management of chronic conditions, and management of acute illness for patients at the Harbor Community Health Center-Plymouth.  

  • Full time, 40 hours weekly and may include evening and weekend shifts at Harbor Community Health Center in Plymouth.   
  • Part Time, 30 hours weekly, hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 PM-8:30 PM.

Training and a portion of clinical hours will be on site at the health center and some may be tele-health to start (subject to change as clinic needs change.)

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a primary care provider for a panel of patients.  
  • Organizes and manages the care of primary care patients, including outpatient visits, communication with patients by mail, email or phone, inpatient care, referral for specialty care, provision of or referral for patient education for self-management, assesses health risks, promotes and provides disease prevention, and practices evidenced based medicine.
  • Provides routine health maintenance by performing interval well visits. This may include a complete history and physical, developmental assessment, risk assessment, cancer screening, and health promotion education.  Follows up on any problems detected.  Makes appropriate referrals for additional services required, including, nutrition, social services, behavioral health, specialty care.
  • Provides timely and expert care to patients with acute illness.  
  • Manages common chronic illnesses, including acute complications and routine follow-up. Provides or arranges for appropriate patient education regarding self-management of chronic illnesses.
  • Participates in an on-call system with other providers in the Center and with other providers at affiliated health centers that provides 24-hour access to a provider for our patients. Effectively triages problems described on telephone calls, determines the need for admission of patients to the hospital when presenting to the emergency room, through either telephone consultation with ER staff, or in person.  Provides communication to providers regarding their inpatients and on-call activity.
  • Participates in evening/weekend/holiday clinic schedule to provide face to face care, follow up visits, acute care and other clinical services to patients.
  • As appropriate, provides high quality in-hospital care for patients who identify the Nurse Practitioner as their primary care provider.  Also provides in-patient care for other providers when on-call. 
  • Participates in provider staff meetings, departmental meetings, general staff meetings, trainings, care team meetings and quality improvement/practice transformation sessions.
  • Complies with state continuing education laws.  Enhances own clinical practice by attendance at formal and informal educational programs.
  • Participates in managed care plans and assists the Center by reinforcing patient understanding of such plans.  Makes appropriate, cost efficient referrals and admission decisions and refers only to participating specialists; provides guidance and monitoring of systems necessary for the function of managed care programs.
  • Provides credentialing information on a timely basis.
  • 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 patients; maintains a current problem list, medication flow sheet, immunization record and other appropriate information.
  • Achieves or exceeds budgeted visits for the year and is committed to continuously improving care and care delivery.
  • During emergency operations may be required to report to work or remain at work.

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Completed accredited Nurse Practitioner program in Family Practice
  • Current MA NP License, Family Practitioner, Board Eligible/Board Certified, Current DEA, MCSR and CPR/BLS
  • Computer Literate (MS Office, Windows, and EMR)
  • Highly desire 2+ years of NP experience and bilingual Portuguese/English
  • Experience with a community health center population and practice setting preferred

Harbor Health Services is qualified for Federal and State Student Loan Repayment Programs.

  • Patient Centered Medical Care team-based model of care through which our patients receive accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective treatment in a respectful and culturally competent manner.
  • Continuing Medical Education Stipend of up to $1000 and 5 days of leave per year and reimbursement for initial and renewal cost of licenses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package and generous PTO with additional Paid Holidays annually.  

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