The Facility Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP)Coordinator 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. The PMOP Coordinators will work in close collaboration with the VISN PMOP Coordinator, Facility Pain POC/Clinical Lead, Facility Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion, Academic Detailing pharmacists and other facility stakeholders to ensure implementation of PMOP initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. The PMOP Coordinators will also support review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. 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): (A) 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, and other facility stakeholders. (B) Supporting a high functioning Pain Committee that includes stakeholders from across the facility, and supporting subcommittees, task forces/work groups as indicated. (C) 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. (D) Supporting review of community provider opioid prescribing practices as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. (E) Supporting OSI reviews, data-based risk reviews for opioid-exposed patients (including Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM) data-based reviews), and other interdisciplinary pain care forums. (F) Supporting and tracking full implementation of the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM), including a high functioning PMT/Pain Clinic at the facility, and access to tertiary pain center within the VISN including a CARF-accredited interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program. (G) 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. (H) Supporting access to tertiary advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pain care modalities. (I) Supporting access to integrative health modalities. (J) Supporting and facilitating veteran outreach events, inclusive of women's health initiatives for pain management. (K) 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. (L) Collaborating to evaluate acute pain care prescribing and processes at the facility and leading improvement opportunities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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