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Nurse Practitioner Locums Job | Primary Care Outpatient Practice in Mississippi

We have a client in western Mississippi that is seeking a Nurse Practitioner for an ongoing amount of time to provide pain management coverage to their primary care patients.

--Established Primary Care outpatient practice in need of a Nurse Practitioner with either a Pain Management or Primary Care background
--This practice provides all primary care services and has a patient centered focus
--The physician that owns the practice has been recognized as one of the TOP 25 Family Practitioners in Mississippi
--Nurse Practitioner is needed to provide medication management and follow ups to patients experiencing chronic pain. 
--If you are comfortable with the following, you can also provide injections and nerve blocks.  If you are not comfortable with these procedures, then the physician can do them.
--Schedule needed: Monday-Thursday 8 am-5 pm and Fridays 8 am-12 pm
--Thirty patients a day are typically scheduled, allowing for about five no-shows typically
--Brand new patients do not get any pain meds.  They are simply evaluated
--You will order tests if necessary, such as MRIs, X rays, CT Scans, etc.
--For existing patients, you will refill medications if what they are taking is already working, or prescribe new medication if appropriate.
--Each patient that comes in must have a drug screen each time.  If the drug screen is clear and there are no red flags, then you can move forward with the medication route
--If drug screen is showing too high levels of pain meds, then you will order lab work and will refer to the state laws to know what steps need to be taken next.

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Jackson & Coker
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Post Date: Sep 10, 2019
Job Type: NP
Position Type: Permanent
Specialty: Family Practice
Visa Sponsor: No
Location: Mississippi
Job Reference: 70056
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