The Perioperative Pain Clinic Registered Nurse practices effective use of the nursing process components in multiple areas, to include: chronic pain patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation in the Pain Clinic setting, post procedural pain setting and in a preoperative clinic setting. This position is expected to participate in surgical patient scheduling, calling patients, assessing patients in clinic, counseling patients, scheduling operations, participating in peri-operative conferences, triaging consults under the supervision of surgeons, managing procedures in clinic and participating in certain aspects of minor procedures. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: - Input into VISTA Surgical Software Program for the operative cases, coordinating the surgical date. - Make routine patient return phone calls - Identify red flag phone calls or patient issues to bring to the attention of NP/PA or resident/attending staff - Management of clinic profiles - Management and updating of Service Agreement - Consult completion management - Encounter Action Required report management - Attendance at facility Care Manager meetings - Patient education in clinic - Make pre-operative surgery patient phone calls - Service specific duties within Scope of Practice - Under supervision coordinate inpatient-to-outpatient follow-up transition - Assist with coordination of all pre-operative work-ups - Assist with coordination of all outpatient follow-up visits - Provide pre-operative information to the patients for elective cases - Provide back-up clinical service coverage for other surgical specialties to ensure adequate service coverage for staff illness, vacation, etc. - Due diligence to attend "All Staff" and coordinator meetings Participate in monthly interdisciplinary coordination team meeting Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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