The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for highly qualified Nurse Practitioner to serve in the Anesthesiology Service in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Nurse III Pain Clinic Nurse Practitioner is a Certified Advanced Practice Nurse working independently, collectively and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team. S/He provides care within an integrative approach to optimize the patients' medical condition. Pain consults are received in the Pain Clinic(s) through diverse healthcare clinicians for a sundry of Veteran Clients. S/He is authorized to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner in the Facility and Primary Care Pain Clinic(s). This individual functions in accordance with a written Scope of Practice with the overall responsibility and oversight for clinical practice resides primarily with the Anesthesia Pain Clinic Director and secondarily with the Anesthesia Pain Clinic Provider. Pain Clinic Anesthesia Providers will be available for consultation as clinically indicated. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients. The individual must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs, providing care as needed as described in policies and procedures. The Pain Clinic NP is accountable to Anesthesia Service and is responsible for the following duties : Collaborating with the client/family to establish physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities. Conducting physical exams, comprehensive assessments and documenting findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or annual health histories. Ordering and/or interpreting appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic studies and procedures. Determining and tracking needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty pain related consultations. Providing follow-up for evaluation of outcomes i.e. x-rays, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. Detecting and evaluating any significant change in patient's condition, treating as indicated with current evidence-based practice. Reviewing medications and treatment modalities for clinical need, simplification and possible adverse reactions to adjust as indicated and applicable. Reviewing and evaluating the patient's response to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment regimens. Making referrals and collaborating with other multidisciplinary services such as Primary Care, Mental Health, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Neurology, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Physical/Occupational Rehabilitation and Sub-Specialties Groups. In addition, this individual would collaborate and coordinate care and manage interventions in conjunction with unique specialty programs and teams such as MOVE, Diabetes Management, Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) and Isometrics/Exercise Support Groups to optimize the patient's health. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0730-4:00pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600038200
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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.