Medication Assisted Treatment Registered Nurse

Job Overview

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic (HAFC) at the Integrated Care Center (ICC) offers primary medical, dental, substance use disorder treatment, and mental health services guided by the principle that "Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege." HAFC/ICC provides compassionate, nonjudgmental care to patients who experience homelessness, poverty, and addiction. Our providers have specialized expertise in preventative health, acute and chronic conditions, treatment of infectious diseases, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. 

The MAT RN works on a patient care team in the provision of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with substance use disorders, and provides nursing support including the following:

  • Assists medical providers in the treatment with MAT under standing orders, provides health education around substance use disorders and treatment, coaches and guides patients during the treatment process with all medication assisted treatments. 
  • Works with operational staff in ensuring access and performs triage for patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. 
  • Collaborates with the medical team in any quality assurance or quality improvement in the provision of MAT treatment. 
  • Works along with the behavioral health staff and psychiatry in the integrative process of substance use disorder treatment and mental health. 
  • Works with the care teams insuring accurate registries and the provision of care in the treatment with MAT. 
  • Collaborates with pharmacies and insurance for prior authorizations for patients in accessing medications.
  • Works directly with the Director of Addiction Medicine and under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. 
  • Assists in the treatment and care coordination of any medical complications associated with substance use disorders, including, but not limited to mental health illnesses, chronic diseases and acute health issues.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

Nursing Responsibilities: Manages drop-in and scheduled patients in need of MAT treatment. Provides nursing support to the patient care team and managing clinic flow. Provides appropriate patient care visits and manages patient panel under standing orders. Manages prescription refills and medication modification for patients under standing orders. Functions as a nurse within the scope of California LVN licensure and credentialing and privileging of the agency. 
 

Leadership and Quality Improvement Responsibilities: Participates or leads in matters related to performance and quality improvement, planning, protocols and goal setting. Comfortable in changing systems, champions change, and able to lead change processes. 
 

Training Responsibilities: Participates in for training medical assistants, nurses, nursing students, and volunteers to improve the skills of back office staff. Orients new volunteers, clinical and support staff to appropriate policies, procedures and protocols of the medical clinic. Supports staff training in quality improvement functions related to their specific position; e.g., basic customer service and patient interaction skills; clinical documentation processes; incident reporting; confidentiality and privacy. Provides training on clinical and quality improvement issues, as needed and appropriate. 
 

Organizational Responsibilities: Responsible for assuring properly and consistently documenting required information accurately on clinic records and reports. Keeps up to date with operational and procedural requirements. In conjunction with Director of Addiction Medicine and Nurse Manager, assures organizational readiness for accreditation surveys and ongoing monitoring and reporting of conformance to quality within the clinics. Supports the interpretation of standards and processes to meet best practice standards established in the health services program.

Project Management Responsibilities: Participates in grant/funding program development activities as appropriate 

 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience Required: 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 
  • Active California LVN license. 
  • BLS Certification (must obtain upon hire).
  • New graduates welcome. 
  • Background Clearance Required.
  • Must not be on active parole or probation. 

Knowledge Required:

  • Culturally competent and able to work with the diverse population within the safety net while withholding judgement.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications. 

Preferred:

  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency. 
  • Experience with electronic medical records. 
  • Experience in managing volunteers. 
  • Spanish as an additional language.
Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Francisco, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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