IPM Medical Group is the leader in cutting edge pain management techniques. Our doctors are nationally known experts in the field. We are deeply involved in clinical research focused on developing the treatment solutions of tomorrow. Our rehabilitation programs for chronic pain sufferers set the standard in holistic approaches for managing chronic pain.
Our commitment to excellence extends to our staff family. We provide extensive training opportunities in the latest pain management techniques, Electronic Medical Record software and sophisticated medical office management processes.
In this position, you will work with our team of expert physicians in the diagnosis, management and treatment of chronic pain and work-related injuries. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant is responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected patients in the designated service. The NP or PA performs physical examinations, confers with patients in person and by phone/electronically, collaborates with others in the department to assure smooth flow of patient care consistent with established quality indicators and participates in the overall coordination of patient care. The NP or PA may see 20 to 25 patients a day, and 3 to 5 new patients a day depending on supervisory delegation.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Practices under the standard procedure established for the NP role consistent with IPM policy and in accordance with requirement set forth by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
- Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
- Sees follow ups and new patient consults in coordination with supervising physician.
- Performs in office injections including but not limited to trigger point injections, knee, shoulder and bursa injections.
- Evaluates patients for need for interventional procedures, including but not limited to epidural injections, facet injections, steroid joint injections, spinal cord stimulator.
- Manage patient medication needs, including controlled substances while monitoring for any aberrant behavior by monitoring Urine Toxicology Tests and state CURES/PDMP records.
- Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status, patient/family education, family involvement, and patient advocacy.
- Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
- Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic studies under established protocols.
- Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
- Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families.
- Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
- Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution. - performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
- Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
- Identifies and solves problems effectively.
- Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey information.
- Masters or Doctorate degree in Nursing.
- Must meet credentialing requirements established for Nurse Practitioners (National Certification from one of the following organizations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center)
- Master of Physician Assistant. New graduate must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Must remain compliant with state licensing credentialing.
- Current California License
- Current BLS with AED required.
- Must have an NPI and meet Medicare requirements for PTAN (Provider Transaction Account Number).
- Current DEA license and ability to prescribe schedule II medications.
We offer generous medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits. In addition, we offer paid time off, 401(k) with employer matching, holiday pay, and a competitive salary. This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screen and satisfactory completion of a background check.
IPM strives to be a diverse workforce that reflects, at all job levels, the patients we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer.