Salem, MA | Registered Nurse

Addiction Treatment RN - Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic


About Us

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multi-specialty physicians group north of Boston, is a leader in innovative practices. We are explorers at heart! Here, ideas come from everyone—to the benefit of everyone we serve.

We continually seek the best ways to streamline care for both patients and providers. Our medical team of more than 400 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other care professionals is consistently working together to discover new ways to improve and enhance our practices to benefit the health of our patients and the careers of our providers. Through our team-based approach, the goal is to make our practice of medicine smarter and more efficient.

With NSPG as your employer, you’ll experience clinical excellence, supportive practice environments, and opportunities for career advancement!

General Summary

The substance use disorder (SUD) Bridge clinic will provide on-site rapid assessment, treatment initiation, and stabilization for patients with substance use disorder, with a specific focus on equitable care which seeks to eliminate any disparities in access to or retention in treatment by race, ethnicity, or language. This Bridge clinic will be staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a physician and may also include a therapist, a recovery coach, an advanced practice provider, and/or an office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) nurse care manager. The care model will consist of rapid access to low threshold evaluation and treatment for individuals identified with SUD throughout the Mass General Brigham system. Patients will be assessed by the team and a patient-centered treatment plan will be determined. Pharmacotherapy will be initiated promptly for appropriate patients and patients will be connected to other Bridge clinic services as needed and based on patient preferences, including therapy, per support, harm reduction services, and nursing support. The patient will be managed by the Bridge Clinic team on a transitional basis while linkages are made to the suitable and patient-preferred level of care within the community. Patients who cannot directly be connected to ongoing addiction treatment services will continue receiving care at Bridge Clinic until linkage is successfully achieved. Additionally, the Bridge clinic provider staff will provide electronic consultation on SUD cases for primary care providers across the Mass General Brigham System.

The Opportunity

The office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) nurse care manager in conjunction with the Bridge Clinic providers, helps manage and treat patients with SUD in a welcoming, low-threshold, and person-centered care model. The OBAT nurse serves as a care manager partnering with patients to improve treatment initiation, retention, and long-term clinical outcomes and may work as part of the SUD Bridge clinic team and/or primary care settings to support the transition of patients from Bridge Clinic back to primary care. The OBAT nurse uses accepted criteria and guidelines to support individuals with SUD in accessing, navigating, and being treated effectively in the Bridge Clinic and primary care. The OBAT nurse works with the Bridge Clinic team and primary care team to establish and implement protocols for medical management, substance use disorder treatment and pharmacotherapy, stabilization in Bridge Clinic, connection to additional needed SUD treatment or recovery services and linkage to treatment within the primary care practice.



Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Licensure, Certifications, or Registration

Required: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Preferred: Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN)


Required: A minimum of one year of experience in medical office setting or hospital.

Preferred: 5 years of clinical experience with experience in community health and substance use disorder services

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Salem, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

Career advancement

Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.

Continue your medical education.

Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.

Explore leadership opportunities.

Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

Collaborative professionals.

Patient-centered care model.

Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

Clinical excellence

NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history—only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.
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