The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work in partnership with faculty physicians, fellows, residents and other staff to coordinate and support the clinical operations of the Comprehensive Pain Center (CPC) by providing care for patients with intrathecal pumps, providing peri-procedural management of spinal cord stimulators, assisting the attending physician with new or consult clinics as well as staffing independent clinics. The NP will work in partnership with CPC staff to provide excellent clinical care and customer service in the inpatient and outpatient areas. The NP will support the Department's and Hospital and Clinics goal of providing effective, efficient and appropriate care.
The NP will conduct physical examinations, document the patient's history and physical and provide a treatment plan. The NP will work on all appropriate medical record documentation and ensure the patient's medical record is comprehensive and accurate. The NP will work with physicians in providing follow-up care to patients via phone or MyChart.
Independently evaluates new patients in the clinic and follow-up visits. Will have own scheduling template to schedule own patients' workload. Performs intrathecal pain pump management, pre and post-operative care for Spinal Cord Stimulator patients. Documents plan of care in medical record (EMR). Daily updates to referring providers by phone, e-mail, fax. Responds to prescription refills and refill/justification for durable medical equipment. Track laboratory results, culture results and arranges for initiation of treatment or changes in treatment.
Participates in ongoing education of the medical and nursing staff including but not limited to: Organization of in services for pertinent clinical populations, in service training for identified procedures and issues regarding quality patient care.
The NP may participate in a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases. Completing data collection and participates in presentations of research findings.
Completion of an accredited NP training program
Current Prescriptive Authority (DEA License)
Strong knowledge of NP Core Competencies
3 - 5 years ofprevious experience in Pain Management specialty, hospital ward or surgical/medical physician practice setting
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