Jobs at Bridgewater Pediatrics

Bridgewater Pediatrics is currently hiring for the following positions: 

Triage Nurse (RN/LPN)

Busy pediatric office seeking experienced pediatric RN/LPN telephone triage nurse. Desired applicants must have experience in a pediatric office setting and at least one year of telephone triage experience. Experience with EPIC electronic medical record and Clear triage (Barton/ Schmitt Protocols) preferred.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the nursing manager, the triage nurse performs assessment and triage of patient conditions through patient telephone calls. Ability to provide patient with evaluation, assessment, disposition, education/advice (through the use of Barton Schmitt protocols and algorithms) and scheduling over the phone is required.

Obtains appropriate input and direction from the providers as needed to determine best clinical course of action and recommendations for specific patient health care needs.

Accurately documents symptoms and complaints, assessment, disposition, advice and education as well as caller response.  Follows policies, procedures and protocols to ensure consistency.

Coordinate and schedule same day appointments on the provider schedules.

Utilize standing orders, triage protocols and algorithms appropriately.

As needed, perform other nursing functions as assigned including administering certain medications, injections, and immunizations as ordered by provider.

Manage prescription refills per protocol.

Assist with care coordination when patients are discharged from the ED, UC or inpatient.

Skills required

Must have knowledge of disease processes, normal growth and development of all age groups.  Must operate with cultural sensitivity with respect to working with persons and groups of diverse racial, ethnic economic and social backgrounds.

General computer skills required. Experience with Epic EMR and ClearTraige preferred. Must possess the skills of nursing assessment with and without visual inspection utilizing basic nursing theory. 

Critical clinical thinking skills required. 

Typical Physical Demands: Average mobility, may require sitting for extended periods of time. Requires hearing range for telephone use and eyesight within normal range for medical record documentation. Requires manual dexterity to operate multi line telephones,photocopy machines and computers.

Please forward resume/coverletter to Louis Lemieux llemieux@bwaterpeds.com 

Job Description | RN/LPN

Bridgewater Pediatrics in Bridgewater, MA is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). Reporting to the Nurse Manager, the RN/LPN will collaborate with our pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and clinical team to provide care to infants, children, and teens. We have two positions open. Full-time 40 hour position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Take patient vitals, obtain a brief history from patient or their family member, and properly log it in the patient’s electronic health record

  • Administer vaccinations and complete required documentation

  • Assist physicians and nurse practitioners with patient care, including but not limited to, assisting with various medical tests, blood draws, and administering medications as needed

  • Clean, disinfect, and prepare rooms as patients transition 

  • Help to maximize efficiency and minimize wait times by facilitating optimal patient flow

  • Help make patients and their families feel comfortable and at ease

  • Answer patient phone calls, provide telephonic triage and patient care advice

  • Assist with general duties and special projects as needed, including help at the front desk

  • Participate in continuing education offerings to enhance the care given to patients

Requirements:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license is required

  • Experience working with children in a pediatric setting is preferred

  • Experience with telephone triage highly preferred

  • Candidate must be organized, detail oriented, and a team player who works well under pressure

  • Must possess a love for children and an ability to provide compassionate care

Physical Requirements:

  • Work requires regularly reaching and grasping objects at, below, or above shoulders

  •  Lift boxes, patients, laundry etc: up to 50 lbs. Kneel/squat, Walk/stand and sit for long periods of time. 

  • Push a wheelchair/stroller.

  • Work requires regularly grasping and fine manipulation with hands.

  • Work requires regularly proofreading and checking documents for accuracy and inputting/retrieving words or data into or from an automated/computer system. 

  • A reliable car and the ability to drive between office and meeting locations

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to:    

Louis Lemieux/Bridgewater Pediatrics
llemieux@bwaterpeds.com

 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Part Time Weekend

Bridgewater Pediatrics is an award- winning, general pediatric group practice, affiliated with Boston Children's' Hospital. Our provider staff includes three pediatricians, six nurse practitioners, two behavioral health clinicians, a lactation consultant, and a nutritionist. Our goal is to provide the finest comprehensive care to children and adolescents in a family- centered model. Detailed information about our practice can be found at www.bridgewaterpediatrics.com.

 

General Description:  We are seeking a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to provide care to children from birth through young adults every other weekend Saturday and every Sunday.  The PNP candidate must possess an in-depth knowledge and experience in pediatric primary health care including well child care and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions.  Performance expectations include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients who present for a variety of visit types, including sick visits, newborn visits, and follow up visits post ER or hospitalization. Patient population includes newborn to young adult patients registered within the primary care panel of Bridgewater Pediatrics. 

 

Essential Functions

·        Makes assessment of each patient which includes, but is not limited to, presenting problems, medical history, allergies, psycho-social problems, medications, and current living arrangement of individuals and their families.

  • Reviews lab tests and plans appropriate disposition/treatment for abnormal values.

  • Identifies need for patient and family teaching and/or referrals. Prioritizes patient needs based on assessment and patient's verbalized areas of concern. Develops a plan for teaching based on mutual goals that addresses patients assessed and stated needs.

  • Participates in a multi-disciplinary approach directed toward client's needs and care. Consults with other health care providers. Involves family members and/or significant others in plan of care, as appropriate.

  • Provides care following approved protocols in a safe manner. Evaluates care provided and patient's response to recommended course of treatment.

  • Provides an opportunity to the patient, and other family members to gain knowledge about wellness, illness and rehabilitation. Explains procedures in a clear, concise manner, with sensitivity to patients' level of understanding, culture, age and language. Documents all teaching material given to the patients, or family members including their response, comprehension and need for further follow-up.

  • Demonstrates clinical competence and professional commitment in Nursing Practice by adhering to established standards of practice and utilizing appropriate scientific principles.

  • Participates in the orientation/teaching process, when requested, to assure that new employee/student will become familiar with policies, procedures, and expectations for the job role.

  • Is a proponent of the Improvement process and works cooperatively with team members in making necessary changes.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in nursing required.

  • Completion of an accredited educational program for pediatric nurse practitioners required.

  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in an expanded role.

  • Registered with the ANCC or other accrediting organization for Nurse Practitioners.

  • Registered with the State of Massachusetts and DEA for prescription writing privileges.

  • Current BLS Certification.

  • Minimum of three years of current pediatric nurse practitioner experience required.

  • Committed and passionate about working with pediatric patients and their families

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Prior experience in similar clinical setting/specialty preferred.

  • Expert clinical judgment and ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in an expanded role.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

  • Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with the various members of the health care team, patients and families.

  • Computer proficiency with EPIC 

 

Bridgewater Pediatrics is located in Bridgewater Massachusetts.  The practice is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, or applicants will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, or other dimensions of diversity.  Thank you for your interest in our practice.