The Chief, Pain Management, is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Pain Management Clinic, ensuring it operates in accordance with State and Federal Guidelines, and with Medical Center, VA and VHA Directives. The Chief, Pain Management, also works in conjunction with Whole Health to develop and maintain a robust Whole Health program at the facility. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Performance of history and physical examination Behavioral modification and feedback techniques Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and cancer related pain Epidural and intrathecal medication management Epidural, subarachnoid, or peripheral neurolysis Fluoroscopically guided facet blocks Injection of joint and bursa, including sacroiliac, hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections Modality therapy and physical therapy Neurulation with cryo, chemical and radiofrequency modalities Percutaneous and subcutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrodes Peripheral, cranial, costal, plexus, m and ganglion nerve blocks Prevention, recognition, and management of local anesthetic overdose, including airway management and resuscitation. Recognition and management of therapies, side effects, and complications of pharmacologic agents used in the management of pain Rehabilitative and restorative therapy Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.