NURSE PRACTITIONER GID/STD Infectious Disease Unit (20 hrs)
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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 11/29/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe nature and scope of practice in the GID/STD unit is to function in the expanded role as a nurse practitioner (NP) in the ambulatory care setting, serving a population affected by sexually transmitted disease. The NP sees both male and female patients ages 13 and older. The NP uses critical judgment in performing comprehensive health assessments, making differential diagnoses and prescribing both OTC and prescription medications.
The NP counsels, examines, diagnoses and evaluates patients with a range of sexually transmitted diseases. (STDs) The NP counsels patients regarding STDs and safer sex. STDs diagnosed within the MGH system are reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission by the NP. The NP provides lectures and in-service training to the MGH community such as RNs, MDs, fellows, residents and RN and medical students from various departments. The NP participates in a CDC site sponsored STC course for primary care providers in the education of STDs. The NP participates in research protocols.
The GID/STD unit of MGH is part of the Infectious Disease Associates (IDA) outpatient practice located on the fifth floor of the Cox building at the MGH main campus. The NP will see patients 2 sessions per week in GID/STC clinic at the MGH main campus and 2 sessions in the GID/STD clinic at MGH's Chelsea Health Center. She/he will also provide urgent care to patients in the IDA practice on the main MGH campus one session per week.
A Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Nursing.
Current, active, professional licensure to practice in an expanded nursing role in the Comm. of MA.Previous infectious disease experience preferred
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