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Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner

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Main Street Pediatrics
Cambridge, New York, United States
30+ days ago


Solo pediatrician in Cambridge, NY seeking PNP or FNP with the right experience in pediatrics to join and eventually take over practice. 

Main Street Pediatrics is a unique practice in this day and age. We are long established in the community. We have chosen our schedule to allow ourselves enough time to get to know our patients and families. Being at a distance from pediatric specialty care in Albany we manage most of our chronic care kids, along with an emphasis on behavioral health. I believe the foundation of healthcare is a good relationship between the family and practitioner, so in addition to excellent clinical skills, communication skills (that means listening!) and empathy are all needed for proper pediatric care. 

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated NP (ideally pediatric, but an interested FNP could work) to become her/his own boss as the major partner in the practice.

My junior partner recently left to be a full-time specialist. As a small (now solo) semi-rural practice I believe the situation would be ideal for an interested, capable Nurse Practitioner. I am pushing 70 and while in good health would like substantially more time off. Prior to my partner leaving we had each worked part-time schedules, roughly 1.25 FTE. When the right person joins the practice I will adjust my hours as needed to allow them a 3, 4 or 5 day workweek as desired. Once the new regime is well established (3-12months?) I will bring the new person on as a partner (with buy-in only a fair share of accounts receivable), as they would be providing the bulk of care, with me being available for support as needed as I reduced my hours. I believe this would be a very good model long term. It will offer the patients friendly well, sick, and chronic care at a pace that is emotionally and financially viable for the practitioners. Ultimately a second NP could come on board as I reduced my role to support and consultation.

The practice is  currently open Monday thru Thursday, with call after hours being phone only. Our rural hospital closed many years ago so parents rarely call after hours unless unsure if they should go to ER/Hospital 15-20 miles away, or wait until morning. Most commonly there no calls, rarely more than one or two. Almost, but not quite, never after 10pm (hence my ability and desire to continue working long term). The office has used an EHR for decades, we are PCMH level-3.

Although a semi-rural area in upstate NY, there are many amenities. We are close to the state capital Albany, nearby Saratoga Springs and the Berkshires have a lot of cultural attractions. The local area as well as nearby Adirondacks and Vermont offer plentiful outdoor recreational activities. The population we serve is an interesting mix of long time, generational residents and newcomers with a cosmopolitan world view. There is a local artisan’s co-op and one of the oldest food co-ops in the country. We are far enough away from NYC that housing costs are still very reasonable. The area schools are well rated.

1.    Flexible compensation commensurate with experience and workload, with potential for early partnership.
2.    Paid vacation time: 3 weeks per year (Full time)
3.    Paid health insurance (Full time)
4.    Paid CME allowance up to $1000
5.    401K plan along with employer contribution
6.    Paid malpractice


  • Please forward your resume and cover letter to Dr. Ruta.
  • On your cover letter, please include why you are a good fit for this position. 


1.    Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
2.    Licensed to practice in NY, active DEA
3.    Experience in pediatric office/outpatient care preferred but not necessarily mandatory. I am willing to work with and mentor the right candidate with less pediatric experience if a good fit philosophically.
4.    Applicants should possess excellent clinical, communication skills, and empathy, with a strong commitment to providing excellent care.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58416192
  • Location:
    Cambridge, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Company Name: Main Street Pediatrics
  • Job Function: Pediatric
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree

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