The Facility Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) Coordinator is a pharmacist who will support Facility Pain POC/Clinical Leads in the coordination of pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)-related initiatives and implementation of VHA and the Joint Commission standards. Major Duties: The Facility PMOP Coordinator will provide professional consultation to VA medical facility management concerning planning and coordination of the programmatic responsibilities related to policy and services in pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). The duties for the Facility PMOP Coordinator include (but are not limited to): Working in close collaboration with the VISN PMOP Coordinator, Facility Pain POC, Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion, Academic Detailing pharmacists, the Pain Management Team (PMT)/Pain Clinic team members, Mental Health and other facility stakeholders. Supporting a high functioning Pain Committee that includes stakeholders from across the facility, and supporting subcommittees, task forces/work groups as indicated. Developing processes/procedures to ensure implementation and compliance with national policy related to pain management, opioid safety and risk mitigation strategies, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Facilitate completion of reviews of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. Conducting OSI reviews, data-based risk reviews for opioid-exposed patients (including Stratfication Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM) data-based reviews), and other interdisciplinary pain care forums as part of the facility CARA PMT/Opioid Risk Review team. Supporting the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM). Facilitating implementation of the OUD stepped care model within the facility, in particular for Step 1 of the Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT) program expansion, e.g., within PMTs/Pain Clinics. Facilitating implementation of the OUD stepped care model within the facility, in particular for Step 1 of the Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT) program expansion, e.g., within PMTs/Pain Clinics. Supporting appropriate use of integrative health modalities. Supporting veteran outreach events, inclusive of women's health initiatives for pain management. Identifying opioid safety improvement and risk mitigation opportunities for facility leadership and developing strategic planning efforts in accordance with VA policy, inclusive of, but not limited to PDMP compliance, urine drug screening, and establishing population management processes for targeted risk mitigation. Collaborating to evaluate inpatient and acute pain care prescribing and processes at the facility and leading improvement opportunities. Tracking facility level dashboards regarding pain management, opioid safety, and PDMP. Measuring and reporting quality and compliance outcomes related to pain management, opioid safety and PDMP. Partnering with Academic Detailing and other stakeholders to monitor and disseminate best clinical practices related to PMOP initiatives. Participating in VISN Pain Committee/Community of Practice meetings and other VISN directed activities as appropriate. Preparing responses to formal inquiries from the PMOP office in collaboration with Facility Pain POC, VISN Pain POC and VISN PMOP coordinator. Spending 20% of their time serving as a mid-level provider directing therapy; ordering lab tests; performing physical assessments; and initiating, modifying and discontinuing medications as defined within their scope of practice (SOP).The incumbent will be evaluated through Clinical Pertinence Review for SOP. Orders and consults will be accurate and appropriately documented. Physicians or other appropriate health care professionals are contacted when necessary. Patient care will be appropriately and accurately documented. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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