General Summary/Overview Statement Summarize the nature and level of work performed
The mobile substance use disorder clinic, or SUD Clinic, will provide on-site rapid assessment, treatment initiation, and stabilization at primary care clinics across the Partners Healthcare System. This mobile clinic will be staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a physician, a social worker, a recovery coach, and the advanced practice nurse. The care model will consist of rapid access to low threshold evaluation and treatment for individuals identified with SUD within primary care practices. 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 linkages will be made to the suitable level of care within the community. Patients who cannot directly be connected to ongoing addiction treatment services will be managed by the team on a transitional basis until linkage is successfully achieved.
Qualifications (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential function of the job).
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) (preferred).
Current federal and state controlled substance certification/registration or eligibility. Willingness to obtain a buprenorphine waiver and prescribe Buprenorphine.
Bachelor's and Master's in Nursing
Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential function of the job).
Relying on advanced training in psychodynamics, pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, treatment intervention, addictions management, harm reduction, and relapse prevention, the APRN provides an assessment and assistance with establishing comprehensive plans that address a broad range of concerns for the patient with Substance Use Disorder.
These include but are not limited to:
- treatment recommendations for intoxication and withdrawal states
- identifying those with at risk alcohol/substance use
- assisting with facilitating appropriate discharge dispositions
- providing education/referrals
- coordination of services between providers, including others on the SUDs team
- psychopharmacological recommendations for medications for addiction treatments and co-morbid psychiatric disorders
A qualified candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and organizational skills.
It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.