Joslin Diabetes Center

Nurse Practitioner (Adult Diabetes)

US-MA-Boston
1 month ago
Job ID
R3006-17
# Positions
1
Category
Clinic

Overview

Joslin Clinic is currently adding to its Nurse Practitioner staff and seeking a talented and dedicated Nurse Practitioner.

 

The Nurse Practitioner (Adult Diabetes) will serve as an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide quality, evidence based diabetes care, to an inpatient and outpatient adult population.

 

Using the nursing process and employing advanced skills and theory in health assessment, physical examination, interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic tools, the Nurse Practitioner develops and implements a plan of care for patients with episodic and chronic healthcare needs. The Nurse Practitioner makes judgments relative to diagnosis and management independently, utilizing physician and other team member consultation where appropriate. Professional growth and diversity are encouraged including participation in clinic initiatives and specialty clinics.

 

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Responsibilities

Patient Care Management:

  • Using the nursing process and employing advanced skills and theory in health assessment, physical examination, interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic tools, develops and implement a plan of care for patients with episodic and chronic healthcare needs, according to professional and organizational standards for quality and productivity.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the diagnostic process
  • Establishes priorities to meet health and medical needs
  • Prescribes medications within written guidelines for practice
  • Documents data in the medical record in a clear, concise manner.
  • Monitors the individual’s response to therapy and revises the plan as indicated, with particular attention to education, counseling, and encouragement of self-care.
  • Provides seeks consultation to/from the consulting physician and other members of the healthcare team as indicated by patient need. Provides written communication about diagnostic/screening procedures to the patient and other team members as appropriate.
  • Identifies a process with consulting/supervising physician to insure prescriptive practice is reviewed according to regulatory requirements
  • Provides care in a manner that also incorporates the principles of patient satisfaction and cost effective care.
  • As a member of the medical team, will share the responsibilities on a proportionate basis with back-up physician support as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • M.S.N. and current certification to practice as a Nurse Practitioner from an accredited/recognized certifying body.
  • Minimum of one year's experience working as a Nurse Practitioner required. Experience in diabetes care preferred.
  • Current license (or eligibility) to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • Valid DEA and MCS numbers for prescription writing practices
  • Has obtained or is in the process of obtaining provider numbers from all insurance carriers that currently contract nurse practitioners (Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield etc.)

 

 

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