Westmed Medical Group is currently seeking a full-time Weight Management Nurse Practitioner to work in collaboration with a physician on our Weight Management team primarily at the Purchase, New York location. Primary responsibilities include delivering high-touch, high-value assessment and care management services for comprehensive weight management in a multi-specialty group practice. Practice includes in office patient engagement, which allows for comprehensive patient centered care. Patient care and assessment in collaboration with the PCP and Multi-specialty care team including full medical history, medication review, Weight, Height, Waist circumference, Total cholesterol / LDL / HDL / triglycerides, Fasting glucose, Insulin, Hba1c, Systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as behavioral and psychosocial assessment and use of data analytics to capture a comprehensive picture of the patient's health status and appropriate care planning and motivate change for desired outcomes.
This position also involves utilizing the latest medical advancements in weight management, identification of barriers to weight loss; including biological and medical factors, developing individualized, healthy and balanced eating plans, building a 'tool box' of skills for patients to attain long-term weight loss. Position provides guidance on shifting to more healthy behaviors (i.e., increasing physical activity), provides frequent monitoring to provide support and encouragement, oversight and engagement and coordinates associated resources and utilization between health care providers including behavioral medicine, physical therapy and bariatrics.
Note: This position requires frequent patient interaction in the physician practice setting and patient education at more than one location.
Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:
Assessing, diagnosing and treating the patient in the office
Collaboration and communication with patient's primary care provider, specialist and interdisciplinary Weight Loss Team
Referrals to specialists
Referrals to community resources including home care, durable medical equipment & supplies and end-of-life and palliative care options
Conducts Serious Illness conversations
Ordering labs, tests and medications
Medication reconciliation & adherence
Prescription writing, orders, refills
Patient & family education and support
Discharge summary and transition back to the Westmed primary care physician
Assess and interprets the need for and utilization of transitional resources
Assesses and interprets patient needs, gaps, and requirements
Solves complex problems and/ or conducts moderately complex analyses impacting weight loss
Develops care plans for weight management and lifestyle change in collaboration with patient/caregiver/provider
Works with minimal guidance, seeks guidance/collaboration on complex cases
Translates concepts into practice
Assesses the effectiveness and quality of services provided related to clinical, functional, and financial impact and outcomes
Educates and supports patients to assist them in the best decision making for their health and wellness
Collaborates on department specifics metrics
Adheres to ethical, legal/regulatory and accreditation standards, licensing guidelines
Other duties as assigned
Licensed Nurse Practitioner in New York, dual licensure in Connecticut preferred
Minimum of two years clinical experience.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing
Current BLS Certification
Astute clinical skills required
Clinical competence in understanding
Bilingual Spanish preferred
Willingness to work alternate shifts - i.e., evening and some weekends
Able to travel to any Westmed location
Knowledge of obesity medicine, nutrition, bariatric surgery
Knowledge of Preventive Care, Chronic Care and Population Health
Knowledge of ACO, Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Comfortable with data analytics as it relates to managing and improving patient care and outcomes
Health coaching experience a plus
Communicate effectively with patients, insurance companies, and co-workers
Communicate with MDs on a continuously basis in regards to patient care
Must have strong computer skills and technical aptitude
Knowledge of EMR, Microsoft Word/Excel, and Internal Medicine billing codes
A friendly and fast-paced environment working with passionate people
Outstanding growth opportunities
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Short/Long Term Disability, HSA, and Life Insurance
401K plan with company matching contribution
Cash Bonus Programs
Recognition and rewards programs to recognize successful teams
Other Perks & Discounts
Commuter and parking discount program to help you save (using pretax dollars)
*Full Time Benefit Eligible Employees Only
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