- Location: Des Moines, IA
- Posted: May 22, 2019
This Physician - Pain Management is located in the Extended Care and Rehabilitation Department within VA Central Iowa Health Care System, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Physician collaborates within a multi-disciplinary pain team to provide care for Veterans with chronic pain. This Physician functions as a leader on the team, assist in review of consultations for the clinic, and demonstrates performance and leadership that is broad enough to improve care of patients with potential co-morbidities.
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***Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may apply for Highly Qualified Candidate***
Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Collaborate within a comprehensive multi-disciplinary pain team to provide care to Veterans with chronic pain.
Act as a consultant to referring clinicians.
Collaborate with Interventional Pain Management Physician in the pain clinic as needed.
Collaborate and consult with mental health providers on patients with Opiate Use Disorders (OUD).
Work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, clinical pharmacy specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, and other support staff.
Provide prompt diagnostic assessment and evaluation including full history and physical exam, appropriate labs, radiological imaging, consultations, documentation of the evaluation and appropriate coding for billing in progress notes.
Preferred competencies include basic outpatient procedures such as joint and trigger point injections.
Experience in Opiate Use Disorders (OUD) and Suboxone treatment preferred.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Alternate work hours are available upon mutual agreement.
Please note: This position has multiple announcements and may be filled by a Physician from this announcement, or an NP or PA from different vacancy announcements.