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Pain Treatment Center (JHOC 3)

Diagnosis, medical management, and perform interventional pain procedures of patients experiencing pain for more than 3 months.

Patient Population

  • Middle to late adolescence through geriatrics
  • Pain etiologies include accidents, congenital anomalies, work-related injuries, trauma, arthritis and failed surgeries
  • Average length of stay: 45 to 90 minutes

Number of Exam Rooms

  • 4 New consult/Follow-up exam rooms
  • 6 Prep/PACU beds
  • 2 Procedure rooms

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2-3 in Prep/PACU

Primary Duties

  • Prep and recovery of patients
  • Education to patients and familiees
  • Pre and post phone calls
  • Assist in procedure room
  • Vitals signs, IV insertion, medication administration
  • Assist with procedures
  • Patient intake

Rotation/Shifts

  • Stable weekday scheduling (no call, weekends or holidays)

Skill Mix

  • 2 full-time RNs
  • 2 full-time clinical technicians
  • 1 full-time certified medical assistant

Orientation

  • 8 weeks
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