Interventional Pain Physician (MD)

Interventional Pain Physician (MD)

Summit Institute

Description

We are looking for an Interventional Pain Physician with emphasis on intervention with all advanced therapies. We have a large spinal cord stimulation program with possible 2-3 days of procedures per week. We provide efficient clinical support with hands-on training and mentoring especially for new graduates. Our medical teams include multiple advance practitioners to support physicians with patient volume and injection referrals. Come help us transform healthcare delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts full and complete physical examinations of patients. This includes but is not limited to; gathering medical histories and records, identifying data, assessing chief complaints, illnesses, previous medical or family histories and or psycho-social characteristics
  • Interprets and integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan
  • Collaborates with other physicians in managing acute and log-term medical needs of patient
  • Understands the full range of standard intervention pain procedures
  • Examines patients to determine discomfort level and cause of pain
  • Determines abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms and laboratory studies
  • Diagnoses and treats diseases, disorders and injuries based upon a patient’s medical history and results of their physical assessment to determine extent of pain, help diagnose conditions, or manage overall pain
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding procedures performed; always promotes wellness and health maintenance
  • Maintains a positive attitude, is compassionate and has great communication and problem-solving skills
  • Provides relief from acute or chronic pain through medications, nerve blocks, electrical stimulation, or other advanced interventional techniques.
  • Coordinates additional patient care such as; physical therapy, psychological therapy, and rehabilitation programs to offer patients a comprehensive plan with a transdisciplinary approach to the treatment of their pain
  • Supervise up to three nurse Practitioners/physician Assistants.
  • Provide in-service training to nurse practitioners and physician assistants to ensure those providers are accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and identifying candidates for interventional procedures
  • Care for a medically complex and emotionally challenging patient population that requires compassion, empathy, and the ability to deescalate and appropriately react to unacceptable behavior in individual and group settings
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Upholds the company’s mission, vision and values
  • Performs other duties as assigned; consistent with the above responsibilities

Qualification

Minimum Requirements for Consideration

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine
  • Graduate of an accredited pain fellowship program
  • Must possess valid board certification as a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must possess a valid medical license in California
  • Must possess and maintain a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Demonstrated experience and an appreciation for challenging patient care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practice standards in specialty
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn new applications
  • Ability to multi-task and work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment (30+ patients per clinic day and 25+ procedures per procedure day)

Preferred Requirements

  • Valid board certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology or the American Osteopathic Association, or the American Board of Psychiatry and The American Board of Neurology, or the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Experience with utilization management, especially with CMS guidelines.

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