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Job Category:

Healthcare

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Physician, Pain Management & Functional Rehabilitation - Las Vegas, NV

UHG - Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted: 12/12/2018

The Adult Medicine Division at Southwest Medical is seeking a physician to provide medical management of all types of chronic pain. The physician will also implement and expand the Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management Program for the division. We are seeking an enthusiastic physician who possesses strong leadership traits and is resourceful to engage his/her colleagues in a large multi-specialty network at Southwest Medical to manage patients with complex chronic pain.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • An interdisciplinary, outpatient-based pain management program offering a broad spectrum of treatments and procedures
  • Development of pain rehabilitation team coordinating with interventional pain physicians, pharmacists, case managers, addiction specialists, acupuncture/alternative medicine, pain psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, interventional radiology, etc
  • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary pain team to deliver comprehensive pain assessments and treatments, provide consultations to primary care providers and specialists regarding pain management, and provide medical assessment and treatment for patients with chronic cancer pain
  • Perform basic musculoskeletal assessments and provide recommendations for opioid or non-opioid pharmacologic therapy for patients with chronic pain
  • Use evidence-based strategies to help manage and/or taper patients on high dose opiate therapy and to prevent member misuse and abuse of controlled substances


 


Required Qualifications:

  • Board eligible or certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, or Family Medicine
  • Eligible to obtain active Nevada medical licenses upon his/her date of hire
  • 3-5 years of experience in interdisciplinary management of chronic pain

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with fellowship training in Chronic Pain, Occupational Medicine, and/or Addiction Medicine 


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Job Keywords: Physician, Pain Management, Functional Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Director, Physical Medicine, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Family Medicine, Chronic Pain, Occupational Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada

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