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Nurse Practitioner / Spine Care at HOCC

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New Britain General


New Britain, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Per Diem NP or PA with outpatient clinical experience. Clinic hours Mon-Fri 8a-5p, no weekends, holidays or on-call.

In collaboration with the Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehab(Medical Director), this role is responsible for providing skilled health care to patients in a hospital outpatient setting, assisting adult patients with new back and neck pain, as well as back injuries. The role provides evaluation, treatment and coordination of care. Scope of responsibility is characterized by use of nursing process to assess, plan, evaluate and treat utilizing appropriate practices, standards protocoals and guidelines. 

  • Provides direct patient care in office consultations, including assessment, work-ups, triage, and other patient care activities
  • Obtains and documents health history, performs and documents physical exam, and orders and interprets diagnostic tests 
  • Provides counseling to patients regarding diagnosis and expected course of treatment
  • Collaborates with physicians to provide appropriate direct care interventions within scope of practice
  • Collects, organizes, records, and discusses data as appropriate and uses sound clinical judgment based in best practice standards and evidenced based medicine
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals according to patient needs and conducts appropriate patient follow-up & outreach
  • Ensures timely retrieval of laboratory and ancillary studies and diagnostic consultation reports
  • Consults with appropriate internal and external staff to make appropriate referrals for acute, chronic and preventive care
  • Coordinates patient care and visits with appropriate clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Documents patient health care in the electronic healthcare record system(EPIC)
  • Carries out clinical interventions according to established plan of care and adapts actions based on changes in patients' needs
  • Counsels patients and their families with concern and empathy while respecting confidentiality and privacy
  • Initiates call-backs within 8 hours for urgent care; within 24 hours for triage messages 
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing education and improvement as evidenced by documentation of attendance at conferences, in-services, seminars, and committee meeting
  • Contributes to the development of clinical policies, standardized procedures, and clinical pathways
  • Performs other related duties in support of efficient department operations and superior patient care


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • National Certification in Advanced Practice and current CPR certification
  • Current State of CT APRN license with prescriptive authority and current DEA number & 100% attendance to maintain annual mandatory skill updates
  • 2 years of experience in an acute care or physical medicine setting is preferred
  • Excellent clinical management skills and proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and take lead when appropriate
  • Positive, customer-focused approach, with commitment to providing excellent patient care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to communicate in other languages highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly to patients of all ages
  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize competing tasks with full autonomy
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with medical software.
  • Ability to adhere to HHC policies and standards of service as well as HIPPA requirements, OSHA regulations and Infection Control standards
  • Communicates tactfully and effectively and demonstrates a commitment to superior patient care
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships and an achievement-oriented attitude
  • Displays courtesy and helpfulness when interacting with all internal and external customers
  • Exhibits strong personal initiative and proactively takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required or assigned
  • Supports new ideas and exercises flexibility as changes are initiated while promoting a team atmosphere of trust and professionalism

Completes requisite Risk Management training activities as required

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