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RN Interventional Pain Care

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: WA > TACOMA > St. Joseph Medical Center

Job Summary

This job is responsible for providing nursing care to patients admitted to the Interventional Pain Care Centers.

Additional Essential Job Functions:

1. Performs pain assessment and completes up-to-date medication(s) list.

2. Applies appropriate interventional techniques to maintain and assure the safety of the patient.

3. Applies knowledge of pain medications and the nursing implications associated with them.

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Job Responsibilities

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient's individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:

* Monitoring patients' conditions and assessing their needs
* Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
* Administering patients' medications and providing treatments according to physicians' orders
* Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

Job Knowledge/Abilities

* Knowledge of spinal anatomy and spinal disease pathophysiology.
* Knowledge of protocols and techniques for caring for a patient undergoing cervical/lumbar procedures, including ESI, TFE, facet joints, SI joints, facet ablations, blood patch, hip

injections, nerve blocks and discograms.

* Knowledge of the impact of chronic pain and associated behavior on the daily life of the patient/caregiver.
* Knowledge of pain medications and the nursing implications associated with them.
* Knowledge of procedural sedation, including intra- and post-procedure.
* Knowledge of the purpose and techniques relating to fluoroscopy.
* Knowledge of IV Start Skills.

Additional requirements for this role include:

* Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
* Graduate of an accredited nursing program
* Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 2019-R0233854
* Schedule: Per Diem
* Shift: Day Job
* Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Tacoma , RN Interventional Pain Care, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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