Fenway Community Health NP Clinical Coordinator, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program in Boston, Massachusetts
NP Clinical Coordinator, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
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About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
In 2013, Fenway Health announced a historic partnership with AIDS Action Committee that allows the two organizations to work more closely together and improve delivery of care and services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocating at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conducting cutting edge HIV prevention programs, and providing health and wellness services to people already living with HIV. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England's largest AIDS service organization.
Position NP Clinical Coordinator, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
Reporting to the Medical Director, the Clinical Coordinator will play a pivotal role in launching a new office-based program for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of addiction within the Fenway Health Medical Department. The Clinical Coordinator will provide skilled nursing visits at clinic sites, care management, and coordination for patients receiving MAT for addiction to opioids and/or alcohol. In close collaboration with prescribing physicians, behavioral health providers, other care team members, and our referral partners in the community, the Clinical Coordinator will also make plans for the long term care of patients in recovery from substance abuse.
Typical duties include
Provide skilled nursing, care management, and coordination to MAT patients by: Conduct initial assessment and intake for patients seeking medication assisted treatment for addiction, Establish appropriate care plans, Orient patients to program policies and procedures, Provide ongoing care for MAT patients within the scope of the RN or NP license, Provide linkage and referral to in-house and community-based behavioral health, case management and addiction recovery services as needed, Provide education and support to patients and significant others in all phases of treatment, Organize and lead an on-site recovery group for patients in the MAT program, Appropriately document all patient interaction and data in the Electronic Health Record (Centricity) in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner, Follow State and Federal guidelines for providing care to patients with substance use disorders in collaboration with prescribing providers and participating pharmacies.
Additional representative duties include, but are not limited to
Develop, maintain, and promote program stability and growth through: Working closely with MAT team members, play a pivotal role in designing and launching a new office-based MAT program within the Fenway Health Medical Department, Assist in the development and refinement of clinical policies, procedures and work flows, Oversee quality and compliance issues of MAT program; represent the program on the Fenway Health Quality Committee and Clinical Committee as directed, Prepare required reports for funders and regulators and assist grant writing staff with preparation of funding requests to maintain/expand services, as well as evaluate program performance and inform continuous improvement strategies, Develop and foster relationships with community-based referral partners and colleagues engaged in similar work, Participate in opportunities to disseminate best practices and program successes to local, state, and national audiences of professional colleagues through written communication and distance-learning or conference presentations.
Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration
- Education: Degree from a certified NP program is required
- Current Massachusetts license (OR independent Massachusetts licensure to be completed in 2017) required
- At least three (3) years of nursing experience is required
- Prior case management and addiction experience is required
- Demonstrated ability to work with patients in recovery and relapse with a non-judgmental attitude is required
- Prior experience in an MAT/Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program is strongly preferred
- Certification in areas of addiction medicine is preferred
- Experience with HIV/AIDS related medical/social issues is preferred
- Knowledge of Boston area community and health resources, including addiction related resources and supports, is preferred
- Leadership experience with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment is preferred
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning and prioritization skills are required
- Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills for communicating with patients, providers and team members from diverse settings and backgrounds are required
- Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with diverse patients and colleagues is required; substantial experience working in an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse work setting is preferred.
Number of Openings: 1
Number Filled: 0
Location: Medical - Ansin Building
Shift: -not applicable-
Req Number: NUR-16-00008