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21 Apr

Full-Time Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Harbor Health-Elder Service Plan – Posted by jtranfor Brockton, MA

Job Description

The Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provides primary care services to PACE/Elder Service Plan  participants in collaboration with the PACE/Elder Service Plan physician.  The Nurse Practitioner manages acute and chronic illnesses; provides routine preventative and health management services; and makes appropriate referrals for medical and non-medical conditions; and collaborates with the PACE/Elder Service Plan interdisciplinary team.

Position is based at the Elder Service Plan, 479 Torrey Street, Brockton, MA location.

The Harbor Health Elder Service Plan, a PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program, offers a personalized healthcare program provided by our own geriatric professionals and guided by a care plan developed and customized for our client’s individual’s needs. 

Job Duties: 

  • Provides primary care to PACE/Elder Service Plan participants in collaboration with the PACE physician at the ESP site in Brockton, affiliated sites and in the participant’s home as needed.
  • Conducts health assessments and evaluates patient needs at the PACE center, assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility or participant’s home.
  • Participates in the development of a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.
  • Participates in an on-call system with other providers to ensure 24-hour access to care for our participants.
  • Participates in provider staff meetings, departmental meetings, general staff meetings, trainings, interdisciplinary team meetings and quality improvement activities.
  • Makes appropriate, cost efficient referral decisions and refers primarily to contracted specialists; provides guidance and monitoring of systems necessary for the function of a capitated care program.
  • 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 participants; maintains a current problem list, medication flow sheet, immunization record and other appropriate information.

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • MSN in Geriatric Nursing or related specialty field.
  • Current MA Nursing license with current certification as a Nurse Practitioner; MCSR, DEA and current BLS.
  • 2 or more years of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.
  • Strong clinical, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with a Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Experience in the development and implementation of geriatric programs.
  • Familiarity with medications preferred.
  • Must be able to travel in a timely manner to ESP sites and patient’s homes.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

How to Apply

Please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=408d9981-05cb-4530-b223-acff48d0efc8&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=434393&source=CC2&lang=en_US    

Job Categories: Geriatrics. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 24 days.

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