Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Addiction Medicine Program - Primary Care (NP/PA)

Job Overview

Are you passionate about helping make meaningful changes in the lives of people with substance use disorders? Are you an excellent communicator? Do you enjoy working independently and using the full scope of your license? 

HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a part-time Advanced Practice Clinician position opening at our Medication-Assisted Treatment Program in San Mateo, CA! The ideal candidate has direct patient care experience providing treatment to people with substance use disorders in a primary care setting, excellent skills in motivational interviewing, and an understanding of harm reduction and trauma-informed care. This position offers the ability to work independently and as part of collaborative team, utilizing the full scope of your license in an integrated substance use disorder/primary care model! Sound interesting? Below you will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and requirements for this position.

The San Mateo Medication Assisted Treatment Program opened in 2016 and was created to fill the gap for substance use treatment within San Mateo County. We are warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental. Our patients struggle with addiction and come from varying backgrounds including homelessness and previous incarceration.

The clinic staff collaborates with the county and their Integrated Medicated Assisted Treatment team to provide fully integrated medical and behavioral support to patients with substance use disorders. We also work with other HealthRight360 programs and outside agencies in a collaborative cross functional model to help people make meaningful changes in their lives. We also provide primary care to our patients who have struggled in more mainstream primary care settings- addressing acute, chronic and preventive care needs. 

We are looking for an intelligent, dynamic individual to join our team.  The ideal candidate understands that offering patients a professional setting where they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion isn’t just an ideal; it is the way and reason that we run our organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages substance use disorders by offering/prescribing medications in addiction treatment (MAT) and offers transitional treatment of primary care conditions, within the scope of credentialed privileges and standardized procedures, to patients of the San Mateo MAT Clinic, utilizing trauma-informed, motivational interviewing skills and encouraging patient activation and self-management.
  • Provides or makes arrangement for preventive care and immunizations and management of patient’s chronic disease.
  • Works collaboratively with community partners and other HealthRIGHT 360 sites including IMAT team, residential and outpatient treatment programs and primary care and mental health providers.
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up for all aspects of ordered care (e.g., specialty referrals, laboratory results, radiology reports, etc.) and medical hospitalizations and ER visits.
  • Responds to patient and community partner requests for information and assistance (e.g., form completion, prescription refills, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates comfort in changing systems, champions change and leads change processes.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Masters or doctorate degree from an accredited nursing or physician assistant school.
  • Possession of a current, valid California Registered Nurse License as an ANP, FNP or PMHNP and Furnishing Number or Physician Assistant License
  • Possession of national certification from ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center),  AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners), or NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)
  • DEA registration and X-waiver
  • NPI number
  • Experience working successfully with issues of mental illness, substance abuse and criminal backgrounds
  • Bilingual/fluent in English/Spanish preferred
  • Direct patient care experience in a ambulatory care setting and/or a community health center, preferred
  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma-informed care
  • Understanding of harm reduction model and its role in treatment for substance use disorders
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
  • Experience working with electronic health records (E-clinical works, preferred)

Salary/Benefits/Schedule

Salary is commensurate with experience.  HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Schedule is flexible but must be in 4 hour shifts on Monday – Friday, for a total of 16 hours (part-time)

Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Mateo, CA
Hours/wk: 16

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