NP - Prescription Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, South Dakota
Internal Number: 721413400
Pain Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is a registered nurse who functions as both a resource and change agent in disseminating information, interfacing with nurses, physicians, other health care providers, and patients and families to facilitate quality pain management. Pain Resource Nurse Certification is highly recommended in this position. Serves as the Facility Pain Point of Contact, functions as a resource with their clinic expertise in Pain Medicine. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner with specialized experience working with Pain Patients. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. A Pain Resource Nurse is a registered nurse who functions as both a resource and change agent in disseminating information, interfacing with nurses, physicians, other health care providers, and patients and families to facilitate quality pain management. Pain Resource Nurse Certification is highly recommended in this position. This nurse has no supervisory duties and directly reports to the Rehab and Extended Care Outpatient Nurse Manager. Serves as the Facility Pain Point of Contact, functions as a resource with their clinic expertise in Pain Medicine and takes a lead role in facility wide pain care. Pain Management, Opioid Safety and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Attends Pain Clinic staff daily huddles, unit huddles and bi-weekly unit meetings. Acts as a role model for other staff by performing and documenting thorough pain assessments Performs informal needs assessment of clinical unit or clinic practice setting (including a review of staff knowledge and attitudes about pain, general pain management practices and documentation) in target areas for the purposes of improvement. Triages patients; facilitates phone coverage and Secure messaging for pain clinic. Provides care management for patients in the outpatient pain clinic and facilitates activities such as processing long distant referrals. Develops, reviews, and updates processes for medication refills to ensure standardized care and follow-up. Professional Development: Is an active member of the Pain Committee. Identifies the need and assists in the development of patient education materials on pain management. Assists with updating policies and procedures related to pain clinic and processes. Provides staff education to include but not limited to, pain clinic processes, duties for nursing staff, documentation requirements, scheduling appointments and the use of Share Point. Collaboration Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, Pain Committee, Chair and other resource staff as necessary to evaluate progress and to intervene if any training issues are identified. Collaborates positively with various disciplines and across services/service lines. Works in close collaboration with the Facility Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring (PMOP) Coordinator to organize and coordinate pain-related activities across the facility. Disseminates information regarding pain management through multiple avenues including but not limited to presenting verbally or in writing. Distributing journal articles for review and education staff on Agency for Health Care Policy & Research (AHCPR) guidelines and The Joint Commission standards. Assists in providing staff education related to pain assessment tools, documentation, and VA national and facility policies and procedures for pain management. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. - Contact information for the department: email@example.com"]
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