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Advanced Practice Clinicial

Company: Commonwealth Care Alliance
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Assess, examine, diagnose, treat and prescribe for the acute care and unmet medical and psychiatric needs of CCA members attending the Engagement CentersOrders appropriate medical testing to aid in the diagnosis and medical management of acute and chronic diseasesLeverages CCA clinical resources (InstED) to avoid emergency room visits and inpatient admissions.Evaluate test results, appropriately treat member illness and communication/collaborate plan with PCP and CCA Care Team.Facilitates and/or delivers preventative care to members according the guidelines deemed appropriate by CCAEngages in appropriate clinical collaboration with clinical experts, including the member's PCP, CCA Psychiatry, CCA Medical Directors, and other CCA Advanced Practice Clinicians and Clinical Leadership.If appropriate, provide medical and psychiatric bridge prescribing for members in transition between providersInitiates MAT therapy for select individuals and manage them through stabilization, connecting individuals into long term care structures where possible. May continue to manage a panel of members with SUD, managing their MAT.Provide brief crisis intervention for members experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms.Evaluate member's HEDIS measure needs, write orders as appropriate to manage these gaps and coordinate with the member's Care Partner.Assist with Advanced Care Planning, including establishing and documenting goals of care with members.Provides limited follow up visits for the management of chronic disease as members are getting connected to primary care. Visits may be inclusive of a history of present illness, review of systems, physical exam, ordering of appropriate studies and tests, identification of a definitive diagnosis, adjustment or maintenance of an established treatment plan, and a plan for follow up.Liaises with CCA Care Partner and community-based PCPs/ Specialists, as neededProvides Intermittent Skilled Care as necessary (e.g., wound care,)Documents all activities and results using an Electronic Medical Record in a timely way in accordance with CCA documentation standards.Formulating an action/ treatment plan based on scientific rationale, evidence --based standards of care and practice guidelines that demonstrate critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and knowledge of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic disease and conditionsCollaborate in evaluating member's service plan to inform Care Partner and allow for appropriate service utilization for membersUtilizing and depending on CCA internal resources, ensures that the plan of care is implemented in a timely manner.Fills in for staffing shortages at the CSU, rounding on members on the unit, providing assessment, examination, diagnosis, treatment and prescribing.Participates in Team Case ReviewMaintains appropriate written and oral communication on a timely basis completing documentation within 24 hours of activity, and returning non-urgent calls within 48 hoursConducts educational and training activities that promote appropriate, safe, effective patient careActively participates in the evaluation of own performance and progressParticipates in activities and education to maintain and advance competencyParticipates in CCA quality improvement effortsAssists CCA management and leadership with the development, refinement and enhancement of clinical programs, initiatives, processes, policies, workflows, and projectsParticipates in committees and workgroups that promote clinical excellence and help to advance CCAs mission and business objectivesMaintains confidentiality of patient and employee informationComplies with organization's policy and proceduresAdvocates for members in a culturally competentSeeks maximum member and family participation to promote independenceBoard Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with licensure in good standing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Active DEA and X waiver3+ years in primary care, serving a complex populationExperience applying harm reduction principles in clinical practice.Experience and comfort level providing psychiatric assessment and prescribing with support and consultation from psychiatryExperience working in interdisciplinary team settings with clinical and non-clinical staffExperience initiating treatment for opioid use disorderExperience with urgent care or hospital medicine a plusCurrent CPR or Basic Life Support requiredAbility to think critically and prioritize tasks under pressureAbility to de-escalate patient interactionsAbility to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary teamExcellent communication skillsA desire to improve healthcare for those with psychiatric, substance use disorder, and complex needs who are underserved.EnglishSpanish or other bilingualEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Commonwealth Care Alliance, Springfield , Advanced Practice Clinicial, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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