The Registered Nurse at the Comprehensive Pain Center has primary responsibility for, and provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for, Comprehensive Pain Center patients. The RN assesses patient and family needs and implements and evaluates care delivered per the plan of care, in accordance with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence.
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Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards
Assists with provider visits and procedures in the Comprehensive Pain Center and on the Acute Pain Service. This may include starting IVs, providing conscious sedation, and monitoring patients before, during and after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Documents care provided. Coordinates APS care with nursing staff on inpatient units. Responds to patient and nursing questions. Provides post-visit instruction/education, enters orders as requested. Follows up patients by telephone following procedures to assess status.
Responds to patients questions/needs in person and via telephone. Responds to nurse triage and medication refill lines. Coordinates care and medication refills/changes with providers, pharmacies and patients. Assesses patient status and gives telephone advice to ensure timely response to patient care needs, alert physician and documents advice given.
Performs other duties needed to ensure smooth patient flow and clinical operations. Provides back-up to CMAs for rooming patients, taking vital signs, cleaning rooms, stocking linen and supplies. Provides back-up to charge RN and functions as charge RN in her absence.
Participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment. Maintains knowledge of life safety, patient safety, fire and electrical safety and disaster plan. Responds appropriately in emergency situations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Two years experience as RN
Knowledge of nursing procedures, including starting IVs, conscious sedation
Excellent communication and organizational skills, strong triage skills
Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
Current BLS required at time of hire
Current ACLS certification
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Experience in both ambulatory and hospital settings
Prior experience working with chronic pain patients
Pain Management Nursing certification
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