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Part Time School Based Health Float Nurse Practitioner

Company: North Shore Community Health
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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Summary

We are passionate about our mission here at North Shore Community Health! Our mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all. If you are someone that shares our mission and believes that first impressions are lasting impressions, you are a great candidate for us. We have an opening for a part time School Based Health Float Nurse Practitioner. Under the supervision of the Director of School Based Health, the SBH Nurse Practitioner is responsible for; provision of clinical services, collaboration, health education, community health planning, and professional practice within the participating school districts of Salem and Peabody. The SBH Nurse Practitioner may participate in NSCH community outreach efforts as appropriate and as assigned. This position is a part-time position for 20 hours/week during the school year and may require travel to multiple SBHC sites. As a team member at our health center, you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!

Responsibilities

  1. Provides primary care to students

  2. Assessment and management of health care of students

  3. Responds to frequently encountered health issues, provides counseling and crisis intervention when required, e.g., adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, death of a family member, suicide, responds to child neglect or abuse issues (as required by Massachusetts statute).

  4. Consultation with school staff on health issues and provisions of clinical in-service education as needed.

  5. Consults with the SBHC physician/medical director, Director of School Based Health, and school administrators to develop and implement policies and procedures for the clinical services and programs addressing health issues, e.g. immunization, medication administration, school-wide injury prevention programs, and other special programs such as groups addressing eating disorders, smoking cessation, and violence prevention.

  6. Participates in the development of an interdisciplinary plan for the SBHC to ensure that the students in need of services are identified in a timely manner and appropriate intervention is initiated.

  7. Assists with written reports for North Shore Community Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other agencies describing the services provided by the program, numbers of student served, etc.

  8. Ensures that there is an emergency care plan in place which is communicated to all staff and is closely coordinated with community emergency care procedure.

  9. Maintain appropriate and timely medical records on patients under care. Although the NSCHI policy in 2013 is 72 hours, the expectation is for clinically relevant records to be signed and closed within 24 hours.

  10. Consults with the collaborative physician on those patients who require care beyond the scope of the nurse practitioner and follows those patients in collaboration with the physician.

THE ORGANIZATION

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, substance abuse disorder treatment, nurse care management, and insurance enrollment assistance services. In 2019, NSCH provided services to 13,272 patients in 63,170 visits. NSCH has 10 services sites: Gloucester, Peabody and Salem Family Health Centers; the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; and behavioral health only services at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Horace Mann School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans and as a community-based safety net healthcare provider, NSCH welcomes staff who mirror the diversity of our communities and is on the path to becoming an anti-racist employer.

Workplace Anti-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The policy of NSCH is to provide equal employment opportunities by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, disability, handicap, military obligations, veteran status or any other category protected by law ("protected class status"). We affirm that the above policy reflects NSCH's attitude and its intention to do the following:

  • Recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to protected class status;
  • Base decisions on employment so as to further the principles of equal employment opportunity;
  • Make promotion decisions are in accord with principals of equal employment opportunity;
  • Administer personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, determinations and Center-sponsored training without regard to protected class status;
  • Make equal employment opportunities available to qualified disabled or handicapped persons;
  • Provide equal employment opportunities to those who are Veterans.

Requirements

  • MSN, Certification as a Nurse Practitioner, experience in school-based health center setting or ambulatory care.
  • Active Massachusetts Licensure
  • 2+ years NP experience
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team members
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • High level of commitment to continuous improvement in the quest for comprehensive and quality health care.
  • Bilingual Spanish/Portuguese preferred

Keywords: North Shore Community Health, Salem , Part Time School Based Health Float Nurse Practitioner, Other , Salem, Massachusetts

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