Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 1/20/2022

Principle Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care, counseling, and teaching to the Pain Management population in the ambulatory and/or procedural setting
  • Performs complete histories, physical examinations and risk assessments
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Develops appropriate plans of care and follow-up based on the outcomes of diagnostic, laboratory, and physical examination findings
  • Orders medications and writes prescriptions according to organizational and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Consistently provides high quality and timely documentation
  • Discusses patient data with other physicians and professionals as appropriate in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Practices cost-effective medicine efficiently, maximizing available resources
  • Demonstrates expert clinical judgment skills to function in an independent role
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Pain Management department/division

Non-Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates professional collaborative and consultative relationships with other providers
  • Follows all designated prescriptive practices and monitoring requirements with the designated supervising physician and administrative report
  • Participates in departmental and organizational committees and programs as appropriate and attends all required meetings, in-services, and professional trainings
  • Maintains superior interpersonal and communication skills as a member of the healthcare team in order to collaborate effectively with patients, families, staff, and community health workers
  • Remains actively involved in continuing education with a commitment to self and departmental growth
  • Adheres to all established safety policies, procedures, and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Demonstrates understanding of procedures, policies, and documentation required to ensure compliance with hospital standards of care
  • Participates in QA/QI projects as appropriate
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Pain Management department/division

Care of Outpatient Pain Management Patients:

Competencies and tasks in routine care of ambulatory Pain Management patients:

  • Diagnose and treat common Pain Management symptoms such as low back pain, arthritic pain, chronic pain syndrome, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, migraines, etc.
  • Provide opioid counseling and perform assessments, including routine drug monitoring

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited NP program
  • Current Massachusetts license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner is required
  • Must have or eligible for, and maintain, a current DEA registration and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise for functioning in an independent role
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and communication skills for working with patients, families, and other staff
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians and other health care professionals and support staff
  • Ability to be self-directed and demonstrate initiative in addressing responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to complete forms and other paperwork appropriately in a timely manner

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Additional Information

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Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.

  1. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
  2. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
  3. A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.

About Steward Health Care System:

Steward Health Care’s physician-led model was created to provide patient’s access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, providing personalized, and coordinated ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Founded in 2010, Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest accountable care organization (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through its network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, and behavioral health services. Steward received a perfect 100% quality rating by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2020.

Based in Dallas, Steward is the largest private, physician-led health care network and currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.

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