• Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Weight Management

    Job Locations US-NY-Purchase
    Department
    Cwlp
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Schedule
    Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
  • Position Summary

    Westmed Medical Group is currently seeking a full-time Weight Management Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in collaboration with a physician on our Weight Management team.  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 Job Functions & 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

    Required Qualifications

    Education/Certifications/Licenses

    • Licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant 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

    General

    • Astute clinical skills required
    • Self-directed worker
    • 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

    Technical skills

    • 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

    Social skills

    • Communicate effectively with patients, insurance companies, and co-workers
    • Communicate with MDs on a continuously basis in regards to patient care
    • Demonstrate WMG Core Values

    Computer skills

    • Must have strong computer skills and technical aptitude
    • Knowledge of EMR, Microsoft Word/Excel, and Internal Medicine billing codes

    Company Overview

    Westmed Medical Group is a large, award-winning multi-specialty medical practice, with headquarters in Purchase, NY. It is staffed by a team of over 500 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who are dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient and the highest quality of patient care at its 13 locations in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. The practice, known for its one-stop-shopping medical experience for patients, uses state-of-the-art systems and has a national reputation for measured healthcare excellence. Westmed offers 60+ medical specialties and currently has over 1,000 employees.  Our mission is to be your trusted partner in comprehensive, lifelong care.  The foundation for service excellence at Westmed Medical Group starts with the patient experience and focusing on the complete total care of our patients. Westmed is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Medical Home, the highest achievable level.  Westmed has been one of 480 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide since 2012, and was ranked a Fortune® 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare and in New York State.

     

    Here at Westmed Medical Group, we look for individuals who are interested in and seek a challenging, growth-oriented, dynamic and friendly environment. Individuals with a strong work ethic along with a caring personality are who we find to be most successful here, fitting into our not so basic mantra of simply being “Smart" & “Nice". Our organization is constantly looking to bring on like-minded people who have a genuine interest in helping people and possess an intellectual curiosity to try and do things better and more efficiently. We strive to bring out the best in all of our team members and provide individuals with the support they need to achieve their career aspirations while providing the best quality care to our patients.

     

    We provide a modern office environment, state-of-the-art equipment and technology as well as competitive benefits and salary. Our benefits include medical, dental, free copays for employees who see Westmed physicians, discounted vision glasses, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401k and profit sharing, flexible spending plans, and more.  Westmed Medical Group has also been GreatRated! as a Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

     

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