Registered Nurses on the Acute Pain Management Service at UK Chandler Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospitals provide care for patients of all ages suffering from acute or chronic pain or other physical complaints related to pain. The scope of pain management patients is diverse and includes patients with musculo-skeletal conditions, various neuropathic disorders, cancer-related, post-operative, trauma and post-partum pain.
The Pain Management Service provides a comprehensive evaluation, including consultations, in order to reduce pain and discomfort to the greatest degree possible. As a part of this service, the RN serves as an important component of the multidisciplinary team. This team is responsible for the formulation of an individualized treatment plan to assist patients with acute or chronic pain manage their symptoms within the context of their daily lives.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.
The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslow’s eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swanson’s Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.