As a Pain Clinic provider, you will be part of an interdisciplinary care team with responsibilities that include: Receiving and completing general pain management clinic consults requiring history and physical examinations on an outpatient and/or inpatient basis. This Nurse Practitioner (APN) initiates and participates on interdisciplinary projects, committees, teams, etc. with the aim of improving outcomes in the management of complex client care or the systems and processes of the organization/service. He/she is recognized as a leader and consistently demonstrates that leadership in clinical activities, education, quality improvement, and/or resource utilization. The APN utilizes advanced practice nursing skills and knowledge in an independent manner in areas of patient care, education, research, and consultation. The APN collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to maximize the patient's response to treatment.. The APN provides education to patients, families, and significant others; prescribes medications and treatments; participates in the quality improvement process, and is attuned to the need of adult and geriatric patients. The scope of practice for the APN includes responsibilities for diagnosis and treatment authorities, prescribing privileges for drugs, devices, tests and procedures, and referral authority. The APN is responsible for practicing in accordance with and adhering to regulations such as the Nurse Practice Act, VHA policies and procedures, and those of outside accrediting bodies. This nurse demonstrates dedication to the nursing profession and represents nursing in the community and professional activities. The incumbent will assure all medical/nursing management of patients is within the credentialing scope of practice. The needs of the patients are identified and appropriate referrals will be made. The NP will maintain oversight and responsibility for professional practice issues, including appropriate licensure and certification. As a Pain Clinic provider, you will be part of an interdisciplinary care team with responsibilities that include: Receiving and completing general pain management clinic consults requiring history and physical examinations on an outpatient and/or inpatient basis. Obtaining and reviewing VA and non-VA documentation relevant to appointment (prior clinic records, imaging, medical clearance, etc.). Participation in multidisciplinary treatment plans, which may include ordering diagnostic tests, ordering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, patient and family education, appropriate consult/referral. Participation in the scheduling of OR procedures to include preop H&P's, consents, medically clearing patients using the latest ACC/AHA guidelines for surgery, maintaining OR schedules, and assisting on scheduled interventional pain procedure dates. Assisting with pain procedures to include, but not limited to, the placement of spinal cord stimulators. Provide coverage for other Pain Clinic NP's/PA's in their absence. Conduct clinic at a minimum of two days a month at one of the facilities VA clinics, which will require travel. Prefer a candidate that can perform or be trained to perform invasive clinic procedures, ie trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, greater trochanteric bursa injections, removal of percutaneous spinal cord stimulating leads, surgical dressing changes, suture and skin staple removal. Pay schedule: NG43 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599385300
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.