To provide episodic and chronic care to patients residing in SNF/LTC sites. The nurse practitioner (NP) assists individuals and families with their care needs by obtaining health and medical histories, performing physical examinations, and assessing health problems. The NP cares for patients with acute and chronic life limiting illnesses by managing therapeutic regimens, prescribing medications and performing other studies and activities that are deemed appropriate. New and follow-up patients will be seen and evaluated by the NP and physician input will be obtained as necessary as described in the nurse practitioner practice guidelines. The NP will assume SNF/LTC care management responsibilities and will facilitate communication with the patient, the patient's family or significant other and the referring physician. The NP will work in collaboration with the patients' attending physicians at the SNF/LTC facility, as well as provide continued collaboration with the patients' primary care provider(s).
Patients evaluated by the NP include those patients referred to a SNF/LTC site that is attended by the Extended Care Team. The patient population includes patients 50 years of age and older.
- Maintain current certification in CPR.
- Masters of Science. Certification as Adult, Family or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
- APRN licensure, Nurse Practitioner and MA RN licensure. Maintain current controlled substance licenses (Federal and State)
Two years experience with adult or geriatric Care NP preferred
It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.