Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Urgent Care
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

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A Nurse Practitioner is a registered, professional nurse with certification in an expanded role who provides direct care to individuals, families and/or groups in a variety of care settings. In collaboration with physicians, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for diagnosing, prescribing treatments, and providing follow-up for children with multiple medical needs during all phases of wellness and illness. She/he initiates referrals for implementing the patient's total care plan involving other health disciplines within and outside the hospital. Nurse Practitioners place a marked emphasis on patient teaching and education, working collaboratively with Medicine.


  • Clinical Practice
  • Has a sound knowledge of nursing, medical and scientific principles and appropriately applies those principles to practice

  • The Nurse Practitioner provides independent primary nursing practice. She/he performs physical examinations, institutes diagnostic studies, prescribes treatment and follows patients appropriately, utilizing Clinical Guidelines as a basis for action

  • The Nurse Practitioner functions in direct collaboration with the physicians assigned to the unit. Initiates, facilitates, and develops interdisciplinary collaboration

  • In collaboration with patients and families, she/he designs a plan of care based on an assessment of physical, emotional and social needs

  • Maintains patient's right to privacy; assuring patient dignity in the provision of care

  • Identifies current trends in health care and their implications for nursing practice

  • Responds to changes in clinical practice by planning, designing, implementing and evaluating guidelines, protocols and standards in collaboration with other professional staff

  • Applies innovative approaches to solving complex clinical problems

  • Applies the principles of Family Centered Care in a multi-disciplinary team setting.

  • Professional Development

  • Maintains and updates knowledge and skills based on current education/nursing and health care practices

  • Identifies own learning needs and goals, and designs a plan to meet them

  • Participates in professional staff and student teaching, both formal and informal

  • Fulfills professional role through involvement in professional organization activities, presentations, publications and research

  • Participates in quality assurance activities

  • Communication

  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with the Clinical Services and Department of Nursing personnel

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant nursing experience

  • Good parent/patient interpersonal and communication skills

  • Qualifications

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in Massachusetts

  • Current certification as a nurse practitioner and authorization to practice as a nurse practitioner in Massachusetts

  • Baccalaureate degree with preference to Master's degree, one of which must be in nursing

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