Advanced Practitioner - Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant - Sign On Bonus!!
Company: North Shore Community Health
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Advanced Practitioner Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant -
Sign On Bonus!! Gloucester, MA
Job TypeFull-timeDescription$5,000 Sign On Bonus!!Opportunity
OverviewNorth Shore Community Health (NSCH) is an industry leader
in exceptional delivery of community healthcare. We have an opening
for an advanced practitioner. Under the general direction of the
Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and the direct supervision of the
Medical Director, the advanced practitioner will provide continuing
and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across
all ages and genders. Within the context of Patient Centered
Medical Home (PCMH) policies and procedures. The clinician will
exercise individual initiative and independent action to ensure
high quality and comprehensive primary care. The two central tenets
of PCMH lie in team-based care and care coordination. The advanced
practitioner is expected to function as integral part of the
Primary Care Team (PCT), as a leader and an engaged team member.
The OrganizationNorth Shore Community Health is a high performing
community health organization that prides itself on being a
compassionate and high performing community health center, serving
its surrounding communities with comprehensive and culturally
competent care.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. NSCH has ten 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 continues on its path to
furthering its commitment to being an anti-racist
organization.MissionNorth Shore Community Healths mission is to
build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to
all.VisionHealthy People - Vibrant
CommunitiesValuesAccountabilityWe take our responsibility to
ourselves, each other, and the NSCH Community very seriously. We
understand our individual roles, and positions of power with
respect to how others perceive our roles and actions. We hold
ourselves accountable when we make mistakesacknowledging the error,
owning it, taking corrective actions, and moving forward. We follow
through on what we commit or resolve to do.IntegrityIntegrity is
the foundation of healthy relationships. We are committed to the
highest ethical standards: honesty, fairness, respectfulness, and
trustworthiness. We are honorable and respectful in dealings with
others, and we strive to deal honestly, fairly and in a respectful,
ethical, and trustworthy manner when in agreement or
disagreement.EmpathyEmpathy is a deep appreciation for anothers
situation and point of view, which is the basis for the golden rule
and our intrinsic sense of justice. We strive to bring empathy into
our interactions with each other and with our patients.CourageWe
see courage as the strength of character to stand up for our
convictions and belief system. To have courage is to have the
fortitude to take risks and to extend ones behaviors, actions, and
thoughts beyond ones comfort zone. We appreciate that courage is
often required to compromise. Courage is a state of mind to face
adverse, difficult, and challenging situations with confidence and
positive energy.RespectNSCH holds its patients in the highest
regard. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to
individual patient needs and values. We take the time to listen to
concerns, understand what is important, and provide appropriate
solutions and care. We do this through coordination and integration
of care, collaboration, and teamwork.CommitmentNSCH is committed to
the health and well-being of its community, patients, and staff. We
demonstrate this commitment by constantly striving to align our
actions with our mission, vision, and values.EEO Statement:We,
North Shore Community Health (NSCH), are an equal employment
opportunity employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce
representative of all people, at all job levels, in the
organization. We do not and will not make any personnel decisions
(like recruiting, hiring, job assignments, and promotions) based on
age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental
disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital
status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local
- Works as an integral member of the PCT, which includes careful
attention to customer service, population management, appropriate
delegation and participation in the quality initiatives of the
health center. Because of the inherent authority and responsibility
of the position, the physician is expected to display exemplary
communication skills and to lead by example.
- Conducts a program of care within their disciplines scope of
practice and in collaboration with physician staff, with
responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of
patients. Obtains history and physical examinations of the patients
in an ambulatory setting. Utilizes laboratory and other diagnostic
services as appropriate.
- Renders services to patients of NSCH in a competent,
professional and ethical manner; makes a diagnosis and administers
treatments based on evidence-based medicine whenever possible but
always within accepted standards of care.
- The advanced practitioner will prescribe buprenorphine
containing medications as needed for the safe care of patients
living with opioid use disorder.
- Seeks outside advice and consultation as necessary; refers for
specialty care and for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment when
- Participates in health promotion and disease prevention
activities including screening, immunization and health education
events sponsored by NSCH.
- Takes part in quality assurance and patient care assessment
activities. PCMH relies on each PCT to act on data provided to it,
to continuously improve the quality of care.
- Scope of practice for invasive procedures will be established
on the date of hire. New procedures can only be added with the
written approval of the (associate) medical director and the
- Adheres to the documentation standards set for NSCH staff.
- Performs emergency treatment consistent with established
policies and procedures accepted standards of care.
- Assumes "on call" responsibilities for NSCH.
- Participates in extended access to patient care as needed.
- Participates in and complies with all policies, procedures and
reimbursement plans related to MassHealth and other state and
federal reimbursement programs or commercial payors with which NSCH
may contract or affiliate.
- Participation in and compliance with all policies and
procedures related to Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state
reimbursement programs, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the payment
plan of any commercial insurer, health maintenance organization,
preferred provider organization, accountable health plan, or other
health benefit program with which NSCH may contract or
- Must comply with all NSCH policies and procedures; all bylaws,
rules, regulations and policies of any hospital or facility of
which you are granted privileges; and all applicable state and
- Fulfills the expectations of the advanced practitioner position
including other duties as needed. Requirements
- Current NP/PA Massachusetts License.
- Certification in respective specialty.
- One year working as a licensed NP/PA in an ambulatory care
setting; experience in a Community Health Center preferred.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment
to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with
excellent time management skills.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
- High level of commitment to continuous improvement in the quest
for comprehensive and quality health care.
- Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills.
- Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.
- Competency in working with Microsoft Office Suite and Epic is a
- Reliable transportation and the ability to travel between sites
as needed is required. As a health center, NSCH expects all
employees to receive all required vaccinations and health
screenings each year. Moreover, as a condition of employment, all
employees are expected to be vaccinated against COVID19, including
providing proof of having received the COVID19 vaccine, unless a
religious or medical exception is granted. All prospective
employees are required to be vaccinated before their first day of
employment, and proof of vaccination record must be provided with
prehire paperwork. To request an accommodation from the vaccine
requirement or if you have any questions about this mandate, please
contact the Human Resources Department firstname.lastname@example.org
. At North Shore Community Health, we are dedicated to building a
diverse workforce. Are you excited about this role but feel that
your past experience does not align perfectly with every
requirement in the job description? We encourage you to apply! Your
skills may be suited for this or other roles here at North Shore
Community HealthLiving on the North ShoreWith facilities in Salem,
Peabody, and Gloucester, NSCH offers access to New Englands Coastal
charm, while being just thirty minutes outside of Boston. The North
Shore is connected to the city via the Rockport Commuter Rail line,
which makes stops in Salem and Gloucester. The North Shore has
plenty to offer, with a rich history and thriving cultural
scene.For Information Please Contact:Ella Mae KabaTalent
Acquisition Program ManagerNorth Shore Community Health(857)
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