Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 6/11/2021

Summary:

Steward Morton Hospital in Taunton MA is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join our Comprehensive Psychiatry Program. This is a full-time position which involves direct patient care for patients admitted to Morton Hospital and in the outpatient psychiatry clinic. The ideal candidate will be a team player with strong verbal and written communication skills. The nurse practitioner will also work closely with the Chief of Psychiatry in helping grow the behavioral health services at Morton Hospital.

Morton Hospital offers a full range of behavioral health treatment services, including a 19-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, a robust psychiatric consultative practice and electroconvulsive therapy. The geriatric psychiatry program at Morton Hospital is known for its high patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Morton Hospital is located in Taunton, MA, approximately 40 minutes south of Boston and 30 minutes east of Providence, with convenient access to major highways. One of the oldest towns in the United States, Taunton is known as the “Silver City” and has a rich industrial and cultural history. With approximately 60,000 residents, Taunton is home to a variety of businesses both large and small, as well as many schools, restaurants and historical sites. Taunton maintains a strong sense of “community” and the city and its businesses host a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.

Morton Hospital is a 112-bed acute care community hospital serving patients and families in southeastern Massachusetts. We employee 300 primary care doctors and physician specialists and see more than 50,000 patients in our ED each year. Morton Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 38 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta, that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes 388 behavioral health/substance use disorder beds in Massachusetts, including 159 geriatric psychiatry beds. Steward's unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. With a culture that prioritizes agility, resourcefulness, and continuous improvement, Steward is recognized as one of the world’s leading accountable care organizations. The Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and states across the U.S. including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

Description:

Steward Medical Group is currently seeking an experienced full-time Nurse Practitioner to join our expanding psychiatry department at Morton Hospital in Taunton, MA. The Nurse Practitioner will collaborate with SMG, hospital clinical and administrative leadership and professional organizations to facilitate the development of the psychiatry department and will participate in meetings as appropriate to assure effective communication. Candidate will provide outpatient and inpatient clinical evaluations and follow ups. Candidate will adhere to practice prescriptive guidelines and collaborate with supervising MD. Candidate will complete other tasks as requested by the supervising MD.

Qualifications:

  • Two to five years of NP experience in Psychiatry preferred
  • Current Federal DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance registrations
  • Current Massachusetts license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner is required
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with psychiatry pre-op clearances and eating disorders a plus
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise for functioning in an independent role
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and communication skills for working with patients, families, and other staff
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians and other health care professionals and support staff
  • Ability to be self-directed and demonstrate initiative in addressing responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to complete forms and other paperwork appropriately in a timely manner

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Additional Information

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Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.

  1. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
  2. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
  3. A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.

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