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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Nurse Practitioner - School and Clinic Based in Framingham, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a meaningful career caring for our communities most vulnerable populations?

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford and the surrounding communities. We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.

As an employer of choice, the Health Center prides itself on its inclusive workplace environment which fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee. We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community. You are a good fit for our team if you’re passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.

Job Summary: The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive primary care to patients in both the school-based health center (SBHC) setting and outpatient primary care.  By providing care in the SBHCs, the NP increases the resiliency of low resourced families by ensuring access to both education and healthcare.  The NP works collaboratively with other team members in the school and clinic in providing patient care. Follows evidenced-based approaches. Engages in health center projects and quality improvement, and utilizes effective and appropriate communication strategies when working with patients, educators and colleagues.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers direct primary care including preventative services, acute care and management of chronic illness to public school students and assigned pediatric and adult patients. Provides family planning counseling and services.

  • Works closely with multidisciplinary clinical and educational team and instructs and assists other team members in management of patient care.

  • Supports a work environment that is responsible and sensitive to the needs of a diverse staff and clients. Contributes to the professional team, supporting our Mission Statement.

  • Follows established practice standards and current evidence-based clinical practices and guidelines.

  • Adheres to established protocols, responds to medical emergencies within the facility assigned.

  • Consults with physician partner and refers patients with more complex/dynamic problems to subspecialty care, as appropriate.

  • Maintains and updates Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a systematic format and completes required documentation within the specified amount of time expected by the Clinical Director.

  • Ensures patient records are kept confidential consistent with Health Center policies and procedures, Joint Commission, and HIPAA standards. Monitors HIPAA compliance within the work environment.

  • Attends trainings, weekly Provider and Team meetings, and collaborates on practice, administrative, and quality improvement projects, as assigned by Clinical Director.

  • Provides clinical supervision and mentoring to Nurse Practitioner, Medical, and Physician Assistant students by mutual agreement with the Clinical Director.

  • May work a fluctuating schedule, including days, evenings, weekend shifts, and holidays according to schedule approved by Clinical Director.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience:

  • 2 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a Primary Care or Related Environment 

  • Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Substitutions considered, with corresponding patient demographic limits: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • Active, Unrestricted Nurse Practitioner License in Massachusetts.

  • The Health Center requires all employees to have the most recent COVID19 Booster and the yearly Flu Vaccine.

    Benefits

    1. $105,000-$115,000/yr for full time

    2. Qualifies for the HRSA Loan Repayment Program

    3. Health Insurance plans starting on day-1 of employment. Employer pays 80% of premiums.

    4. Short-Term and Long-Term Disability paid 100% by employer.

    5. Competitive Retirement Plan

    6. CME Reimbursement

    Patient Age Group Served:

    · Neonates (Under 1 Month)

    · Pediatric (1 Month to 12 Years)

    · Adolescence (12-17 Years)

    · Adult (18-64 Years)

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