Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 for orthopedics, and No. 3 for Rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-18) is recruiting for a Non-Interventional Pain Management Physician to manage patients through the surgical process and help the patient in their post-surgical care. This position will work in a professional, collaborative model with the Physicians and Surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery to coordinate a medication management regiment for all surgical patient pre & post-surgery.
Perform pre-surgical pain management consultations on patients with complex pain conditions including long-term opioid use or history of substance use disorder.
Create treatment plans to appropriately manage these patients pre and post-operatively. Counsel patients on pain management principles and expectations for perioperative care at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Coordinate care with outside prescribers and in house psycho-social service providers, if needed.
Responsible for the development and ongoing operational effectiveness of the pre-op complex pain consult program.
Collaborate with pre-surgical screening colleagues to ensure efficient workflow and resourceful use of space, patient and clinician time.
Supervise other clinical staff responsible for the care of this patient population.
Counsel surgeons and other prescribers to create action plans for the management of specific challenging patients as needed.
Be a confidential resource to surgeons and their teams, helping surgeons develop a coherent framework for the assessment, care plan, and documentation of patients and their pain management need.
16 – 20 patients per day
No Call, Monday - Friday Office schedule
New York State Medical License
MD graduate from an accredited program
BC/BE: Internal Medicine
Graduate from an ACGME Accredited Program/Certificate for Palliative Care or Addiction Medicine
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