The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse will function in Pain Medicine Service. The Registered Nurse duties include, but are not limited to: Providing initial and ongoing assessment of patients to identify needs issues, care goals and appropriate resources necessary for pain management care. Assisting in invasive procedures including IV placement and medication administration. Administering prescribed pain management therapies accurately. Recognizing individual differences in behavior related to specific pain diagnosis and providing patient care accordingly. Documenting patient findings, assessments and care provided in patient's medical record. Assessing patients' neuromuscular status, vital signs, and return to PAR score. Providing discharge education and following up with post-discharge procedure phone calls. Actively communicating with health care providers and patients with regards to patient care and the best therapeutic interventions. Setting clinical care goals, short and long term, in collaboration with patients, provider(s), and family members. Managing Pain Outpatient Clinic, triaging clinic flow and patient phone calls, performing pain intake and presenting to attending physician. Assisting in tele-health pain management practice as needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.