Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant, Obstetrics/ Gynecology

NP/PA/CRNA Worcester, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Medical Group

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Requisition #: 215966

Title: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant, Obstetrics/Gynecology   

Department: Ambulatory/Acute and Critical Care Patient Settings

Posting Date: 7/22/2021

Status: Exempt

Shift: Full Time 

Hours: 40 Hours a week

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center 

Position Summary:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMass Memorial Medical Center seeks an Advanced Practice Provider to provide outpatient and inpatient gynecologic care. Conducts comprehensive health assessments, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the diagnosis and treatment gynecologic, oncologic, and post-surgical issues.  Formulates clinical decisions to manage acute and chronic gynecologic illnesses and promote wellness. 

Integrates evidence-based medical practices into clinical role and functions in collegial relationships with nursing peers, resident and attending physicians, professionals and others who influence the health care environment. Provides health care in accordance with standards of practice as delineated by state practice guidelines and national board certification organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides diagnostic and assessment services. Secures a health history from patient and/or family, records findings, and evaluates them. Performs a complete in-depth physical examination. Orders/performs pertinent diagnostic tests based on age and history.
  • Analyzes data collected to determine health status and identify differential diagnoses based on history, physical exam, and clinical findings.
  • Partners with physicians regarding proposed plan of care. Formulates this plan of care with the patient.
  • Manages therapeutic regime as outlined by established protocols for patients with acute illnesses. (Protocols are guidelines concerning patient care that are established between the physician and nurse practitioner. The guidelines outline subjective and objective findings, treatment plan and follow-up). Reassesses and modifies plan as necessary to achieve medical and health goals. Confers with physician for clinical direction as outlined by protocols.
  • Documents patient care outcomes to determine effectiveness of plan of care. Communicates outcomes with physician.

Ambulatory Care Nurse Practitioners:

  • Completion of accredited program pertinent to the departmental needs (OB/GYN, Family Medicine, etc) and has passed the appropriate certification exam.
  • Provides evidence-based routine and problem-based gynecologic care in the outpatient setting.
  • Partners with collaborating physician or designee as necessary based on complexity of problems or plan of care
  • Maintains department-specific competencies that are degree specific, and license specific per certifying authority. 
  • Participates in department-driven practices including on call scheduling, rotating weekends, etc.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners:

  • Graduate of an approved Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (ACNP) and has passed the ACNP board certification.
  • Under the supervision of designated collaborating physicians, conduct comprehensive health assessments, analyze date and formulate clinical decisions to manage acute gynecologic and post-surgical issues as well as co-morbid chronic illnesses. 
  • Responds to sick calls of patients and treats them according to the acuity of illness. 
  • Participates in department driven practices including on call scheduling, rotating weekends, etc.

Critical Care Nurse Practitioners:

  • Graduate of an approved Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (ACNP) and has passed the ACNP board certification.
  • Under the supervision of designated collaborating physicians, conduct comprehensive health assessments, analyze date and formulate clinical decisions to manage acute gynecologic and post-surgical issues as well as co-morbid chronic illnesses. 
  • Provide patient education and therapeutic management of the family in crisis related to critical illness. 
  • Maintains competencies as directed by the division.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

  • Masters or doctoral degree.
  • Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program with certification.
  • Current Massachusetts license.

Experience/Skills:

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the commitment of our Department. Accordingly, we seek qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. Further, the Department is keenly interested in diversifying its clinical staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education and medicine are encouraged to apply
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Standards of Respect: