Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Street Team

Date Posted: 
Tue, 10/20/2015
Hours: 
40 hrs/week - shared call on weekends, possibility of one evening/week
Grade and Status: 
Exempt
Job summary: 

Share fully in the delivery of clinical care directly on the streets of Boston, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Barbara McInnis House, as well as through home visits The NP or PA will be a member of a multidisciplinary team consisting of two internists, two psychiatrists, two NP/PAs, and a Case Manager.  All members of the team share fully in offering continuity of medical, psychiatric, and addictions care to a panel of “rough sleepers,” individuals who have avoided shelters and lived chronically on the streets of Boston.  The service model is predicated upon the delivery of integrated care to these vulnerable individuals on the Pine Street Inn Overnight van, through daytime street rounds, thrice weekly clinics at MGH, in our Barbara McInnis House, and even extending to house calls to those persons who have lived chronically on Boston’s streets and have been placed in housing.  The Street Team also visits patients admitted to MGH and BMC, as well as those in nursing and rest homes.

Location:    780 Albany Street Boston, MA 02118

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Within a shared team-based model, provide comprehensive, high quality and continuous medical care to the adult street population.
  • Elicit appropriate histories, perform physical examinations, order diagnostic studies, interpret results and initiate therapy in accordance with The Guidelines for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.
  • Refer patients as appropriate for emergency care and hospitalization, specialty care, and detoxification and recovery programs.
  • With the Street Team, conduct medical care on the streets, on the van, at the Boston Night Center, at the MGH Clinic, at Barbara McInnis House, and through home visits.
  • Participate in collaborative relationship with the Street Team physicians in accordance with the Regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Share on-call coverage with the team’s clinicians to assure the team’s availability to street patients 24/7.
  • With other team members, attend a variety of city-wide meetings designed to coordinate the care and assure the welfare of individuals living on the streets as well as those placed in housing.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements: 
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Registered or eligible to register with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish) preferred
  • Experience in working with underserved and vulnerable populations preferred.
How to Apply: 

Send your resume and cover letter to  jobs@bhchp.org. State the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Include your cover letter in the body of the email. Attach your resume in Word format, do not use file-sharing documents such as Google docs. If you are unable to email, please fax documents to (857) 654-1095  or mail them to  BHCHP - HR, 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118

 

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