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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner – Dorchester, MA

Published August 3rd, 2023

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
Dorchester, MA

  • Permanenet position
  • 2+ years experience required
  • Community Health or similiar setting preferred 

Primary Function:

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant provides general health care to adult patients, including health maintenance, episodic/acute care, and chronic disease management. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provide primary medical management for patients. 
  • Deliver patient care and patient education in the manner that is appropriate to patient’s age, physical ability, educational level, and culture. 
  • Conduct health assessments and evaluate the needs of patients in the primary care clinic. 
  • Conduct physical exams, order and/or perform laboratory and diagnostic tests, and make clinical judgments regarding results. 
  • Perform minor procedures, as appropriate given prior training. 
  • Initiate appropriate consultations and referrals. Act as a primary care resource to the multidisciplinary team. 
  • Document history and physical exam, assessment, and treatment interventions in the medical record as per UCHC policies. 
  • Participate in provider meetings and appropriate committees. 
  • Participate in weekend urgent care coverage on a rotating basis. 
  • Always maintain patient confidentiality. 
  • Participate in regular schedule of clinical care, team, and department meetings. 
  • Support team-based model of care and provide leadership to care team meetings. 
  • Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. 
  • Strive to meet appropriate quality measures for patient population. 
  • Participate in peer review as required. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an appropriate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant training program.
  • Current Massachusetts NP or PA license.
  • Current controlled substance registration certificate from both the federal government and the state of Massachusetts.
  • Three or more years of relevant clinical experience preferred.
  • Experience in culturally diverse settings and passionate about community health.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, teaching, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and with staff.
  • Proficiency with electronic health record systems, particularly EPIC.
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Besides English, additional proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Cape Verdean Creole desirable. 

Submittal Requirements:

  • Write up/resume

Onboarding requirements:

  • Background Check (ADP, CORI, SAM, OIG)
  • NP/PA License
  • DEA License
  • MCSR License (preferred)
  • COVID + Booster
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • TB/Health Assessment

 

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