PA\NP Preoperative Center
Lahey Health - Burlington, MA

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Job Description

NP/PA Preoperative Center

Lahey Clinic Medical Center in is seeking a full time Advanced Care Practitioner (ACP) for its busy Preoperative Center.

In this role the ACP will provide preoperative management of patients scheduled for surgery. The ACP will provide comprehensive assessment, and evaluation of patient health, and diagnose and adjust medications as necessary to minimize risk to patients undergoing surgery. The ACP may also periodically provide care to adult primary and urgent care patients who span the full spectrum of clinical diagnoses at Laheys outpatient internal medicine clinic in Burlington, MA.

The Preoperative Center is part of the well-established, adult Internal Medicine practice. The GIM Department sees over 500 patients a day and consists of 8 advanced practice clinicians as well as 45 physicians, 9 RNs, 7 LPNs.

This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with other members of the department in a collegial environment with access to and support from Lahey Clinics dynamic medical staff as well as physicians from over 30 Lahey Clinic sub-specialties
Minimum Qualifications:

Physician Assistant: Graduate of an accredited Physician Program. Documentation of registration for next NCCPA Board administration or successful completion of NCCPA Board and maintainence of appropriate CME
Practitioner RN: Graduate of a Masters Program in Nursing. Maintain currency through Clinical Education Units.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Certification and current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
CPR certification.
DEA number and Mass Department of Public Health Division of Food and Drug Restricted Substances registration number as appropriate.
Written prescription privilege protocols signed by all attendings with whom the individual will be working.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Good communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with medical staff , nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues as well as with patients and their families. Knowledge of clinical procedures and protocols. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to provide appropriate emotional support.

Direct patient care experience (preferably to include in-patient care) prior to graduation and /or clinic experience while in program.

Direct patient care experience (preferably to include in-patient care) prior to graduation and /or clinic experience while in program.
DAYS, occasional weekend rotation may be required
About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, a 317, state-of-the-art tertiary care hospital and outpatient clinic, is a physician-directed, multi-disciplinary group practice of over 500 physicians fostering a collegial atmosphere with the support, collaboration and consultation of colleagues and clinical staff. Lahey Clinic maintains 12 ACGME accredited programs and 11 ACGME affiliated residency and fellowship programs for more than 130 new physicians in multiple sub-specialties. As part of our continuing growth, we have expanded Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore, in Peabody, MA, and offering a referral network through our Division of Community Medicine with 13 outpatient practice sites across eastern Massachusetts.

Lahey Clinic is a major teaching affiliate of Tufts Medical School.

Lahey Clinic is conveniently located in Burlington, a scenic suburb 17 miles northwest of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains, and shores of New England. Massachusetts offers excellent school and academic institutions, abundant cultural opportunities and outdoor activities for every season.
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