Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - 20 hours/week
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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 3/31/2017
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Performance and Analysis Unit (PAI) develops and implements population-based efforts to monitor and improve clinical effectiveness through systems-based strategies and interventions. Its goal is to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health care by informing clinical decision-making processes, changing patient and clinician behaviors, enhancing the care choices of physicians, other providers and patients, and optimizing care tools and systems.
Under the direction of the MPGO Associate and Assistant Medical Directors and the Program Director for Population Health Management Primary Care Quality, the PHM Nurse Consultant manages the clinical education and training for centralized PHM activities and chronic disease operational initiatives. S/he strives to improve population health outcomes in primary care by helping clinical teams operate more efficiently and effectively and empowering allied health professionals to operate at top of license. S/he is a master user of clinical registries and contributes to their design to allow ease of use. S/he serves as a consultant to nursing and medical assistant staff in all of the MGH primary care practices, evaluates infrastructure and resource needs and collaborates on quality improvement efforts. S/he develops and implements policies and strategies related to clinical operations of the PHM team. This position requires the ability to champion the work of PHM across the allied health professions including but not limited to, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, medical assistants, nutritionists, and information systems staff throughout the MGPO primary care network.
* Serves as first line clinical consultant to PHM Primary Care Team.
* Develops all training programs and materials on science behind quality measures.
* Provides clinical expertise to design and improve ambulatory quality measures.
* Interprets registry data to identify clinical patterns that affect performance, identifies ways to examine data and offer clinical reasoning why it should be cut in different ways.
* Performs routine quality check of PHM data to ensure accuracy.
* Develops and continually tests appropriate PHM clinical interventions, revises policy/protocol when necessary in response to changes in guidelines, laws and regulations and informs leadership, physicians and clinical staff of the changes.
* Assesses protocols for quality and safety.
* Educates primary care nursing staff on new PHM clinical protocols and initiatives, e.g. insulin initiation and titration, Assists in developing said protocols so individuals can proficiently manage.
* Manages the development of a nurse-managed Hypertension program for a subset of the population, develops and tests protocols and disseminates across primary care practices.
* Develops methods and protocols for piloting a phone-based titration program for Hypertension.
* And other duties as assigned.
Current Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse in the expanded role.
* Masters Degree in Nursing.
* Minimum of 5 7 years nursing practice preferably in an Academic Medical Center
* Proficient knowledge in clinical care for patients with chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, hypertension)
* Proven ability to develop and train individuals on clinical guidelines
* Proven ability in process improvement
* Demonstrated skill with software applications database tools, data management and data extraction
This is a 20 hour/week position.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.