Pain Clinic Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Phoenix Children's, Provider Recruitment
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 693325
The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will function as an independent healthcare provider working with physician care team on the multidisciplinary inpatient pain service and in the follow-up comprehensive pain clinic. As a member of the Phoenix Children’s (PC) Pain Service, the NP/PA will be responsible for providing pain management services (acute and chronic pain) for pediatric patients in an inpatient setting and outpatient clinic setting. The PC Pain Service is an award winning, multi-disciplinary team with pain trained anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, pain psychologists, nursing coordinators, physical therapists, and a research assistant.
Previous pain management experience would be helpful in this role; however, newly graduated NP/PA candidates are encouraged to apply. For NP/PA candidates without a background in pain management, we have a comprehensive onboarding program to help with orientation and mentoring by the other physicians and nurse practitioners on the team. The NP/PA who becomes part of our team will develop a high degree of clinical expertise working with patients with acute and chronic pain conditions. These conditions include acute postoperative and traumatic pain, cancer related pain conditions, and chronic non-cancer related pain conditions.
The NP/PA will provide evaluation and management of patients referred to the Pediatric Inpatient Pain Services and Pediatric Pain Clinic. The Pediatric Inpatient Pain Service provides consultation services for patients with complex pain and is actively involved in perioperative analgesia for pediatric patients. The NP/PA will work with the Pain Service attending physician to develop a care plan for patients.
There are additional opportunities to help with education of nurses, nurse practitioner students, medical students, residents, and get involved with the development of pain management protocols.
Nationally recognized as a premier destination for pediatric medical care, research, and medical education, Phoenix Children’s provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the 5th largest city in the United States, serving the greater metropolitan Phoenix area known as
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.