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State of Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking caring, dynamic and attentive applicants to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate public health hospital environment.

ANurse Practitioner (NP)is a health professional qualified by academic & clinical training to assist in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings in medical disciplines. The NP works under the supervision but not necessarily in the presence of a qualified licensed physician. Supervised by a qualified licensed physician. Supervision includes rounds and review of patients, periodic written & verbal review of performance.

Please note: The shift hours for this position are between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Days off are Saturday and Sunday.The incumbent must work at least 4 weekends per year.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Evaluation and examination of patients by performing tasks such as taking medical histories; conducting physical examination; taking body fluids such as blood, spinal fluid, and urine for laboratory tests. Prescribes medications and treatments.

  • Performs and/or interprets routine and specialized diagnostic studies, including, but not limited to: laboratory procedures, radiologic studies, electrocardiographic tracings, allergy screening, Pap smears.

  • May perform therapeutic procedures, including injections, immunizations, paracentesis, suturing, wound care, incision and drainage of superficial infections, treatment of verrucae, cast application and follow-up of fractures and other surgical procedures.

  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding physical and mental health, including proper diet, disease prevention, therapy, normal growth and development, family planning, situation adjustment reactions, and other health care matters.

  • Rounds on community and correctional health patients in inpatient settings, recording patients progress notes, determining and implementing therapeutic plans in conjunction with the supervising physician, and compiling and recording pertinent case summaries.

  • Covers 4 weekends and one holiday for vent and subacute inpatients.

  • Participates in hospital and department committees as delegated by the medical director.

  • Covers the rapid response team as scheduled.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing.

  • Knowledge of the standard nursing methods and techniques followed in the administration of medication, injections, and preparations, the application of medical and/or surgical dressings; and the preparation of the operating room for surgery.

  • Knowledge of the types and uses of diagnostic and laboratory equipment used in nursing practice.

  • Knowledge of the types and characteristics of drugs used in providing nursing care.

  • Knowledge of the techniques used in the handling and transportation of specimens.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Suboxone Waiver

_About the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:_

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a fully Joint Commission accredited teaching facility that provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred by public agencies and private sector providers. Shattuck Hospital’s services help economically and socially disadvantaged patients to get high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity.

Located in the heart of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the Shattuck Hospital includes 260 inpatient beds including 115 Psychiatric beds and 28 Correctional Health beds. In addition, the Shattuck has a full outpatient clinic with many specialties that offers treatment to patients of the Department of Mental Health as well as Department of Correction inmates and community patients. The Shattuck hospital is on the forefront of substance use disorder treatment including a Sub Oxone clinic serving 200 patients. In addition to direct medical services LSH hosts and supports an array of services located on the campus, serving patients struggling with addictions and homelessness.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Long-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Hire Process:_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3087.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic, or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:

Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Current and valid authorization to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Nurse Practitioner

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street

Requisition ID: 2000083L