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NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OPIOID USE DISORDER TREATMENT

Company: UMass Memorial Medical Group
Location: Worcester
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition : 184434 Title: Nurse Practitioner Department: Psychiatry Posting Date: Aug 28, 2018 Status: Exempt Shift: Days Hours: 40 Location: UMass Memorial Medical Group With more than 1,100 physicians, the UMass Memorial Medical Group is one of the largest, integrated multispecialty group medical practices on the entire East Coast. Our physicians provide primary care and specialty services for both routine and complex health needs, and they The department of Psychiatry is looking for a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. The position is intended to provide care to individuals suffering from opioid use disorders. The NP/PA will obtain any additional training or licensure, as required by law, to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone) if and when the law allows such practice. The NP/PA will be carrying the patient load in the bridging clinic until a permanent long-term prescriber is found. The NP/PA will see patients at both of our Emergency Rooms as well as our Bridge clinic for follow-up visits. The NP/PA will be responsible to assess patients in the Emergency Room who are there for opioid overdoses and evaluate them as well as discuss a medication assisted treatment program with them. The NP/PA will work with addiction Psychologists, Emergency Physicians, Medical Toxicologists, and Social Workers to provide the best care to these individuals. Position Responsibilities: Participate in reviewing the medical history, labs and physical exams of patients with opioid use disorder During the induction of buprenorphine treatment, will be responsible from assessing patient's withdrawal symptoms before and after the buprenorphine dosing Provide patient education on the medication Responsible for follow-ups and have ongoing contact with the patient, until the patient is stabilized Maintain regular contact with Physician and Care team to discuss patient outcomes or other clinical concerns Position Qualifications: Graduate of approved Nurse Practitioner program with certification in Family Medicine or Psychiatric. New Grads are welcome to apply

Keywords: UMass Memorial Medical Group, Worcester , NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, OPIOID USE DISORDER TREATMENT, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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