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Nurse Practitioner (MSN

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision and direction of the Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and the designated supervising physician, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of Massachusetts governing Nurse Practitioner (NP) practice, the NP supports the outpatient Neurosurgery Trauma Service. The NP helps obtain patient-related history and outside documentation, assists in outpatient clinics both in person and via virtual electronic or telephonic means, evaluates follow-up patients, helps coordinate tests and consultations, implements treatment plans, and assists with communicating results, plans and other clinical information to patients, patient families, and referring and consulting physicians, including patient and family education. Responsibilities also include performing suture/staple removal. Additionally, the NP helps coordinate the interface between inpatient and outpatient care, including working with the inpatient services to coordinate discharge and follow up plans. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clinical Practice:
  • Supports the clinical operations of the Neurosurgical Trauma "North" Outpatient Clinic.
  • Obtains health and medical history, performs physical examination, and constructs problem list.
  • Collects, records, and interprets patient data.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory, radiological, and other diagnostic studies.
  • Examination, pre-operative teaching, post-operative evaluation and management, and follow-up.
  • Prescribes Schedule II-VI medications in accordance with guidelines developed with the supervising physician.
  • Completes disability paperwork for patients.
  • Fills out visiting nursing paperwork for patients.
  • Communication:
  • Serves as an information resource for patients.
  • Communicates care plan to all referring providers, MD of record, and patients/patient families.
  • Responsible for communication and coordination with residents, fellows, nurses, and other physicians involved with the care of hospitalized patients.
  • Coordinates interface between inpatient and outpatient care.


  • Teamwork and collaboration:
  • Cross-covers for other departmental outpatient APPs during absences and variations in workflow as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Nurse Practitioner:
    • Minimum of Master's Degree in Nursing and previous experience in an academic medical environment preferred.
    • Hold current certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Nurse Practitioner.
    • Hold current valid Massachusetts nursing license.
    • Hold a current valid Federal DEA certificate.
    • Hold a current valid State Controlled Substance Certificate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

      SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
      • Requires independent judgment.
      • Ability to work well under pressure.
      • Broad knowledge of medical environment and academically oriented surgical practice.
      • Ability to exercise the highest degree of professional judgment under the direction and guidance of a licensed physician.
      • Qualified in all basic and advanced cardiac life support standards as established by the American Heart Association.
      • Possess the maturity, self-confidence, and ability to follow complex patient management plans as directed by the attending surgeon.
      • Eligible for state and federally controlled substances registration.
      • Is knowledgeable and compliant in all hospital, State and Federal regulatory requirements, including hospital policy and procedures (where applicable to the performance of the job), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

        WORKING CONDITIONS:

        Work will be performed in an outpatient clinic setting. The work may require the lifting of heavy objects and patients, as well as exposure to potentially infective material. Work requires contact with needles and other sharp instruments. Prolonged standing can be expected. Walking to and from the patient care units can be expected. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from--protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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