Nurse Practitioner, Per Diem
Department: Hospitalist Program - 712000
Position Type: Per Diem
Shift: Rotating Shift
Hours Per Week: Per Diem
FT/PT/PD: Per Diem
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120
Weekend Baylor NP position summary:
Experience: A minimum of 2 to 4 years of acute care inpatient experience is required, preferably in the management of complex medical patients.
Department: Hospitalist Service
Shifts/Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Job details: The NP will provide consultative medical support to orthopedic and other surgical patients throughout the hospital. Responsibilities include performing initial consultation on high-risk post-operative patients in the orthopedic and spine services. Daily follow-up of these patients is required as determined by the patients’ medical status. Hospitalist NPs are expected to work closely with the orthopedic/surgical teams to coordinate patient care. This includes daily rounding, full assessment of medical conditions, reviewing accuracy of medications, management or perioperative medical conditions, daily documentation, and coordination of discharge with case manager and attending physician. On weekends, the NP will share clinical responsibilities with another hospitalist NP. The hospital is staffed, 24 hours a day, by a hospitalist physician who provides assistance and clinical supervision. Communication with patients’ PCPs is required when changes to patients’ medication profile are instituted and to arrange for follow-up of any post-operative complication. New England Baptist Hospital is a center of excellence for orthopedic surgery, and a large number of the post-operative orthopedic population has multiple comorbidities. Therefore, a thorough and detail-oriented approach to patient care is essential, and a strong acute-care medical background is required.