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PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 129740

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Practitioner - Pain Management for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Within scope of practice and in alignment with both hospital staff bylaws and PHMGs physician supervision expectations, responsible for advanced level of nursing evaluation, clinical assessment, prescribing and monitoring medications and follow-up care for patient. Responsible for patient and family teaching.

 1. Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.
 2. Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
 3. Gives directions to nursing and other staff.
 4. Prescribes medications and treatments and ongoing medication management.  Orders lab and diagnostic tests when appropriate and interprets test results.
 5. Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
 6. Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records.  Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations according to established standards.
 7. Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or “hands-on training” and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.
 8. Performs other duties as assigned.

• Must fulfill educational requirements to obtain ARNP license in State of Practice.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
• Licensed to practice in the state as a Nurse Practitioner required.
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
• ACLS is preferred in some settings.
• Have national prescriptive drug privileges with a DEA number.
• Current Driver’s License and insurance required.
•  Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, nursing staff, and other departments.
• Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth, and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality.

PHSW Pain Management:
• Perform a focused physical assessment. Order and evaluate diagnostic and screening labs, tests and imaging studies. Manage basic care complications and medications as part of the pain management team.
• Demonstrated success in improving patient outcomes related to chronic pain.
• Extensive knowledge of psychological issues and expertise with counseling, limit setting and liaison work with health care providers.
• Five years' advanced nursing practice in pain management preferred.
• Demonstrated success in quality improvement and legislative change in area of pain management or either acute and/or chronic pain preferred.
• Experience designing/implementing clinical trials or studies preferred

 Vancouver, Washington - a city with much to offer visitors and residents alike is located just across the river from Portland, Oregon.  We enjoy a mild climate, clean air and just to the North & East are beautiful scenic views & countless outdoor recreational opportunities.
 We offer relocation assistance, a competitive salary and robust benefits. If you are interested in a position that engages your heart as well as your mind we encourage you to apply. PeaceHealth is an EEO/AA Employer.

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Salmon Creek MOB (153)
Job Category:  NP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $45.08, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Nurse Practitioner - Washington; Registered Nurse - Washington

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Full Time || CLIN ANCILLARY SVCS


About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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