Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Lynn, MA | Advanced Practice Nurse

Overview

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

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

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.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • 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.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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.

 

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