Jigsaw

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IV Pain Management need in Maine. Again, this is temporary leave coverage starting on June 14th.



Client:
Portland, ME​
If covering more than one location, please list the locations:
N/A​
Specialty:
IV Pain​
Inpatient or Outpatient Setting?
Outpatient Clinic (hospital based)​
Reason for your need?
Maternity Leave​
Dates of Need?June 14th – ongoing until physician returns from maternity leave (2-3 months)
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time or Part Time – 5 consecutive days preferred, coverage every other week​
Work Schedule - Days/Hours?
Monday – Friday 8-Hour Day​
Weekday Call Required? If so, what schedule?
No​
Weekend Call Required? If so, what schedule?
No​
How many patients per day will the physician be covering?
20​
Will they be required to admit?
No​
Are they required to perform procedures?
See below​
How are notes taken? If EMR, which system?
Epic​
What support staff, if any, will be available to assist the locums physician (MAs, Nurses, NPs, PAs, etc.)?
See below​
How long will it take to credential the physician? Are temp/emergency privileges an option?
30-45 days​
Do you require Board Certification, or will Board Eligible suffice?
BC​
Is a fellowship required, and if so, which?
Pain fellowship​

Cervical procedures -
- Intraarticular facet injections from C2-3 and below
- Interlaminar Epidural Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Medial Branch Rhizotomy
- Cervical Sympathetic Blocks (rarely do these though)

Thoracic Procedures -
- Intraarticular facet injections
- Interlaminar Epidural Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Medial Branch Rhizotomy
- (rarely intercostal nerve blocks)

Lumbar Procedures
- Intraarticular facet injections
- Interlaminar Epidural Injections
- Transforaminal Epidural Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Medial Branch Rhizotomy
- Lumbar sympathetic blocks

Sacral Procedures -
- Caudal epidural

Coolief Rhizotomy
- Nerve blocks and Coolief rhizotomy for knee, SI joint, and shoulder. Hip more rarely.

Joints under fluoro
- SI joint
- Intraarticular hip
- GT bursa
- Sometimes knees and ankles

Spinal cord stim trials with Boston Scientific leads, but those could probably wait to be scheduled for after the physician gets back if they aren't familiar with them.

Support
LOTS of support. The patient gets registered, and then the nurses admit the patient (vitals, go over meds, etc). Two nurses or a nurse and a CNA in the procedure room at all times - they bring the patient down to the suite, do time out, introduce me/ask if patient has questions, position the patient, prep the skin, open the sterile field/equipment, hold the med bottles while I draw up the meds. Xray tech present at all times to operate the C arm. Once the procedure is over, the nurses apply band aids if needed, get patient off the table, and bring them back to the recovery area, and turn the room over quickly for the next procedure.
 
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