Our Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives will tell you—

The reasons they chose Baystate Health are its unique work environment and culture.

Advanced Practitioners

Advanced Practitioners are integral part of our Baystate team. Our 450+ Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are at the heart of providing truly outstanding patient-centered care.

What you can expect from Baystate:
  • A culture that respects the roles of CNMs, NPs, and PAs and educates physicians, staff and patients on the benefits of receiving care from an AP.
  • Strong leadership support.  Our Director of Advanced Practice facilitates clear communication between leadership and providers and advocates for AP professions.
  • A voice at the table. Participate in our AP town halls, AP Advisory Council, and committees to advance and improve your profession.
  • Professional development. Ongoing education such Grand Rounds and CME are available in our academically rich organization.
  • Opportunities to precept and inspire the next generation of APs.
  • Career growth. Promotional opportunities such as AP Supervisor and AP Educator are available.
  • Excellent compensation and benefits.  We regularly review our compensation ranges to ensure our rates are market-driven and transparent.
  • Our commitment to view every decision with an eye on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Advanced Practitioners (APs) Now Full Medical Staff Members at Baystate Health

The Board of Trustees has approved changes in the bylaws at Baystate Medical Center, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Wing Hospital, and Baystate Noble Hospital: physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives are now full members of the medical staff with voting privileges.

“This is a very exciting time for our Advanced Practitioners,” says Paula Brooks, DNP, FNP-BC, MBA, RNFA, director of Advanced Practitioners, “and this is huge for Baystate Health. It is so important that our APs participate in the system in which medical care policies are made and communicated.”

Having staff privileges at Baystate Health enables APs to contribute in developing and implementing hospital and medical staff policies that improve quality and appropriateness of patient care related to practice. This will also encourage a culture that promotes interprofessional and collaborative practice, improving and strengthening provider relationships.

Incorporating APs into the organized medical staff with representation on medical staff committees for key decision-making:

  • allows for input of important perspectives and increases the likelihood of improved patient care through effective leadership and governance
  • helps eliminate barriers to AP practice, improves and strengthens provider relationships and drives positive culture change
  • enhances AP professional engagement and satisfaction, which has been shown to increase productivity, improve healthcare, and reduce turnover, which can minimize costs incurred from lost productivity, recruitment, hiring, credentialing, and privileging
  • can help ensure relevant statutory and regulatory issues are considered, hospital bylaws are appropriate to support models of care delivery, and other factors are considered to avoid jeopardizing reimbursement.

“This change strengthens provider relationships and positions APs as partners with physicians and nursing. This will help standardize care delivery, improve patient and family experience, and patient outcomes,” says Brooks. “Ultimately, this will eliminate barriers to practice, improve continuity of care and collaborative practice between the AP and the Physician Providers, increase productivity of the team, improve healthcare metrics related to quality and safety (LOS, CAUTI, CLABSI, etc.), increase access to care, help to decrease physician workload, and bring special skills and perspectives to team building.

Are you ready

to advance your career with us?