The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse(Acute Pain) to be a member of the Acute Pain Service Team. As a RN supporting inpatient pain patients in the Acute Pain Service in the facility, the nurse is primarily assigned to follow established guidelines to safely assess and triage patients to the appropriate level of care and to provide skilled interventions for patient evaluation and treatment. They assume the responsibility for the coordination of inpatients referred to the Acute Pain Service. They will be responsible for assessing/managing pain patients who are scheduled for surgical procedures who require assistance managing pain and transitioning to other pain medications. They will assist the inpatient staff to manage a patient's post-op pain with a history of uncontrolled pain following procedures. The Acute Pain RN works closely with the PACT Pain RN assisting with the coordination of inpatients transitioning to the outpatient clinic that require multidisciplinary pain management. They also will participate as a member of the multidisciplinary pain service team. The RN also provides patient education regarding discharge instructions, and initiates consults to Social Work, Mental Health Clinic, and Dietary. The nurse must demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies and in compliance with either the Michigan or Ohio Nurse Practice Acts, in addition to Medical Center and Department standards. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the guidance and direction of the APS Director and Perioperative Care Chief. The Acute Pain RN will also be administratively responsible for coordination of care for patients being seen in the PREPARE Pre-Operative clinic. Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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