UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Pain Management Consultant- ARNP/PA

US-WA-Seattle
1 month ago
ID
2017-7491
Type
Full Time
Department
7040 Anesthesiology Surgery
FTE
1.00
Shift
1st, Days
New Grads?
No

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Pain Service Practitioner will support the management of patients with complex pain disorders, both chronic and acute. The population served by the Practitioner will include medical, pre and post-operative surgical patients. The Practitioner will serve in a consultative role, accepting referrals, assessing patients, evaluating patients in an outpatient setting, rounding/monitoring inpatients, and working as a liaison with the patient’s primary and/or referring provider. Clinical support and oversight for the Pain Service incudes the Hospitalist Program and the Anesthesia Department. The Practitioner performs patient histories, physical exams, orders lab and imaging procedures, interprets laboratory values and x-rays.  Formulates treatment plans and consults with physician when appropriate.

Qualifications

Education Background

  • Physician Assistant Certification or ARNP Certification

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Physician Assistant or ARNP License for the State of Washington is required.
  • A current NPI Number
  • Active member of the NWH&MC medical staff.
  • BLS required.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 year experience in a health care setting with 30 % or more of job duties to include pain management.

Must meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a chronic pain management care setting
  • Successful completion of a minimum of at least eighteen continuing education hours in pain management during the past two years (must include two hours dedicated to long acting opioids, to include methadone): and at least 30% of their current practice is the direct provision of pain management care or is in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.

Special Training/Skills

  • As defined by Northwest Hospital Medical Staff appointment and credentialing process.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department or clinic.

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.

Physical Demand Level:  Medium

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

20 to 50 pounds occasionally

10 to 25 pounds frequently

up to 10 pounds constantly

 

As required, must be able to

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

 

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