Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 7/20/2021

Position Function: The Pulmonary Medicine NP assumes responsibilities for interventional pulmonary patients who are referred to the Chief of Pulmonary Medicine or designated MD.

Inpatient Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Perform detailed histories and physicals and prepare admission orders on patients admitted or transferred to the pulmonology service.
  • Perform supervised daily rounds on all patients under the dire

    ction of the Chief of Pulmonology including physical examination writing progress notes, ordering laboratories, issuing home care instructions and prescriptions as needed, and discharging patients as appropriate.
    1. Perform consults directly referred to the supervising MD
    2. Provide initial interpretation of x-rays and initiate definitive treatments.
    3. Dictate discharge summaries as needed.
    4. Perform procedures within the scope of specialty

    Outpatient Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

    • Initiate office follow-up and consultative patient visits under the supervision of the supervising physician.
    • Perform pre-procedural histories and physicals and admission orders on patients on the pulmonary service.
    • Screen diagnostic test results and discuss with attending MD.
    • Provide initial interpretation of x-rays and initiate definitive treatments.
    • Provide timely telephone follow-up with patients and referring MDs as part of ongoing patient management.
    • Prescribe medications and authorize refills as needed.
    1. Dictate medical summaries as correspondence letters to referring physicians.
    2. Perform procedures within the scope of specialty


    General Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

    • Provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.
    • Build and maintain a detailed referring physician database.
    • Ensure follow-up and update communication with referring physicians and patients via telephone and/or fax, email or written correspondence.
    • Ensure proper communication between the pulmonary medicine service and all other applicable staff including RNs, NP’s, PAs, house staff, fellows and attending physicians.
    • Prepare and submit documentation in consultation with attending physicians and fellows to ensure financial reimbursement for NP/PA/MD encounters. This involves making sure that all applicable information is coordinated, available, and contains initial NP documentation which is then made available to the attending MDs in order to maintain high quality patient care and reimbursement practices.
    • Provide patient education. Participate in the educational training of medical residents, pulmonary medicine fellows, NP’s, PAs, nurses and students.
    • Participate in clinical research in the form of patient recruitment and data collection and management.
    • Participate in journal club, divisional rounds and mid-day educational conferences.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduation from and accredited NP program
      Current Massachusetts license to pra
      ctice as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner
    • NCCPA Board Certification as a Physician Assistant or ANCC Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
    • Five years of clinically relevant experience as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Experience in the diagnosis and management of complex airway disorders and pleural diseases.
    • The NP must be able to work independently and to coordinate patient care with attendings, referring physicians, fellows, medical house staff, other PAs, and other healthcare professionals.

    Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts Licensure, Mass Controlled Substance and DEA

    Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

    Additional Information

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    Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

    Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.

    1. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
    2. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
    3. A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.

    Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

    The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.

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