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Qualifications

  • DEA License in the state of NM (Required)
  • English (Required)
  • Medical License in the state of NM (Required)
  • Spanish (Preferred)
  • Work authorization (Required)

Benefits

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Work Settings

  • Clinic
  • In-person
  • Office
  • Outpatient
  • Private practice
  • Telehealth
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Full Job Description

We are a professional, customer-centric, and collaborative practice with a goal to improve the health and quality of life of those we serve and a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our vision is to set the industry standard for pain management.

Our work environment includes:

  • Modern office setting
  • Growth opportunities
  • Safe work environment
  • Lively atmosphere

The New Mexico Center for Pain & Wellness is currently seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to manage patients in our outpatient clinic. Cross-training will be provided for multiple service lines including pain management (including procedures), psychiatry, sleep, orthotics, and urgent care.

Responsibilities:

· Examines patient, takes medical history, records results, and makes preliminary diagnosis related to:

Pain Management:

  • Developing a plan with both non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions/approaches to pain management.
  • Identifying and using specific strategies for preventing or minimizing different levels or sources of pain or pain-related symptoms based on the patient-specific assessment, preferences and choices, a pertinent clinical rationale, and the patient’s goals.
  • Addressing and treating the underlying causes of the pain to the extent possible.
  • Monitoring patients for effectiveness and/or adverse consequences and modifying approaches as necessary.
  • Evaluates patients for history of substance use disorders and assist with the development of a plan to provide care in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Engage patients in a Controlled Substances Treatment Agreement as appropriate.
  • Performing minor outpatient procedures
  • Evaluates pre- and post-operative patients and performs follow-up visits.

Psychiatric:

  • Use a variety of methods to evaluate a patient, such as interviewing the patient, their family, or clinical staff members.
  • Develop a treatment plan according to the patient’s needs and extent of emotional, social, cognitive, developmental, or behavioral disorder.
  • Treat a patient using psychotherapeutic methods and medication, monitoring the effects of any medication, and adjusting treatment where necessary.
  • Evaluates patients who receive psychotropic medications for behavioral interventions and gradual dose reductions in an effort to discontinue these medications.
  • Evaluates patients for history of trauma and assist with the development of a plan to provide culturally competent, trauma-informed care in accordance with professional standards of practice and accounting for the patient’s experiences and preferences in order to eliminate or mitigate triggers that may cause re-traumatization.
  • Provides crisis intervention when needed.

Sleep

  • Manage the sleep medicine program, including the clinic, sleep study, and follow up.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care team to diagnose acute and complex chronic sleep-related conditions.

Orthotics:

  • Ordering, prescribing, dispending, and administering orthosis, orthotics, braces, and other orthopedic devices
  • Evaluate devices on patients and make adjustments to ensure fit, function, comfort, and quality
  • Fit appliances onto patients and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Instruct patients in use of orthopedic devices
  • Assist patients with administrative issues related to orthotics.

· Orders diagnostic tests such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results.

· Consult with the patient’s primary care physician, nurses or other health care providers.

· Exercises professional judgment regarding consultation with supervising physicians concerning appropriate treatment.

· Prescribes medications to the extent allowable by state guidelines and federal regulations.

· Adhere to company guidelines and complete all required training.

· Work in partnership with NMCPW leadership, physicians, mid-level care practitioners, and medical assistants.

· Complete all documentation in EHR.

· Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.

· Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.

· Participates in quality monitoring thru the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to assure quality care.

· Support development of corporate policies, standards, and guidelines (ex. operating procedures, quality control and assurance, educational programs, and service lines).

· Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct reports.

Required Qualifications:

License/Certification:

  • DEA License in the state of NM (Required)
  • Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state of NM (Required)

· Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of opiate, and psychotropic medications.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations dictating practice.
  • Demonstrated competency dealing with adults, and geriatric patients.
  • Exhibits behavior that is courteous, compassionate, empathetic, friendly, polite, and respectful towards patients, patients’ family, nurses, physicians, and co-workers and extends self to make patients, and other members of the healthcare team feel welcome and valued.
  • Critical thinking skills (deductive and inductive reasoning) with an ability to identify and anticipate risks.
  • Ability to work autonomously yet collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Listening skills and perceptiveness.
  • Ability to remain calm under stress.
  • Shows initiative and drives cost effective and timely results.

· Physical Requirements:

  • Intermittent periods of standing, walking, and moving.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times.
  • Willingness to travel (occasional travel may be required to satellite offices within New Mexico).

Job Type: Full-time

Healthcare setting:

  • Medical office
  • Outpatient
  • Private practice

Medical specialties:

  • Pain Medicine

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, 8hrs/day
  • Day shift
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Referral program

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $120,000.00 – $160,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Pain Medicine

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Yearly bonus

Weekly schedule:

  • 5×8
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Clinic
  • In-person
  • Office
  • Outpatient
  • Private practice
  • Telehealth

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • Spanish (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • DEA License in the state of NM (Required)
  • Medical License in the state of NM (Required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Albuquerque, NM 87120 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Albuquerque, NM 87120: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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