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The University of Miami UMHC/SCCC Pain Center has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse 2. The Pain Management Nurse will be a professional registered nurse who administers care using the nursing process to patients receiving care in the Pain Management Area. Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the Pain Management department/patient care services as specific to the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.
Demonstrates knowledge of basic information pertaining to all Pain Management procedures and exams. Assists physician with all procedures. Communicates relevant findings to Physicians. Coordinate special needs/requirements as it relates to specific procedures (anesthesia, etc). Consult with Physician for the necessity of pre-medication. Ensures that all necessary pre-procedure lab values and when necessary EKG, CXR, and medical clearance requirements. Provides pre-procedure information to patients 24 hours prior to scheduled procedure Provides pre and post Pain Management procedure teachings. Facilitates continuity of care-by organizing, conducting and participating in patient care conferences. Assists and expedites the transfer of patients to and from the Pain Management Area. Ensures that all appropriate documentation has been completed prior to procedure such as: Consent, Modified History and Physical, ASA scores.
Nursing Process Assessment
1. Performs assessments and reassessments focusing on the physical and psychosocial health status of the patient in an ongoing timely and systematic manner.
2. Obtains baseline information utilized for the development of individualized patient plan of care.
3. Provides direct and indirect patient and family care to assess needs.
4. Facilitates/patient/family education with interdisciplinary team involvement.
5. Monitors patient's progress against plan of care until discharge from designated patient care area.
6. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify potential barriers and variances to the plan of care.
7. Documents in UM Care program intra-procedure assessment of patient condition.
1. Coordinates the plan of care with patients, family and interdisciplinary team.
2. Ensures the plan of care is accessible to the patient and family to assist them in understanding goals of care and movement toward these goals.
3. Plans discharge and teaching needs as applicable.
4. Promotes development of clinical practice based on research and evidence.
5. Assists leadership team with maintenance of initial and ongoing unit-based clinical competencies
1. Acts as a liaison between patients, caregivers and community resources.
2. Educates interdisciplinary team, patient/family on plan of care.
3. Serves as a direct care provider, as appropriate, to ensure outcome obtainment.
4. Documents concise, accurate and legible according to nursing policies and procedures and nursing standards.
5. Provides patient/family teaching using available resources and tools.
6. Acts as consultant to clinical staff in assisting with unfamiliar procedures/treatments.
7. Utilizes process of performance improvement.
8. Promotes patient safety.
9. Communicates changes in plan of care to the patient/family and the health care team members in a timely manner.
10. Demonstrates creativity and innovation in approach to complex problem solving.
11. Leads crisis management.
12. Delegates' aspects of care to qualified personnel.
13. Administers moderate sedation materials.
14. Administers and/or monitors blood and blood products following hospital policy and procedures
15. Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing intervention and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient
16. Delivers sedation and analgesia according to hospital policy and procedure.
17. Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects.
18. Observes five Rights for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right dose, right method, and right time
19. Medication Administration as per hospital policy and procedure
1. Evaluates patient for improvement after implementation of plan of care to assess for the attainment of goals.
2. Readjusts plan of care based on evaluation of the patients'/families' needs.
3. Monitors outcomes of patients undergoing new procedures or interventions.
4. Evaluates staff competencies and reports to leadership team.
5. Participates in staff evaluations
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