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RN Care Manager - Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic

Company: Partners Healthcare IHP
Location: Haverhill
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

About UsA member of Mass General Brigham Community Physicians, Pentucket Medical has been providing extraordinary healthcare to the residents of the Merrimack Valley for 50 years. With the latest in diagnostics, technology and research, we proudly offer unparalleled acute, chronic, and wellness care to our patients. Our primary care and specialty teams include more than 55 physicians, 40 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and over 300 clinical and administrative support staff. With five sites located in the Merrimack Valley, Pentucket Medical provides access to care 7 days a week.Our continued dedication to clinical excellence, focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and generous employee offerings, such as our competitive benefits package, allow our professionals to build an exciting career as we all work together to positively impact the health of our patients. Bring your talent to MGB Community Physicians and find out just how far it can take you! Are you ready to join our team?About Our Bridge ClinicThe substance use disorder (SUD) Bridge clinic is co-located with Infectious Disease and provides on-site rapid assessment, treatment initiation, and stabilization for patients with substance use disorder, HIV, STI's, and other Infectious Diseases with a specific focus on equitable care which seeks to eliminate any disparities in access to or retention in treatment by race, ethnicity, or language. This Bridge clinic is a novel progressive forward-thinking clinic staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a physician, therapist, a peer recovery coach, an advanced practice provider, and an office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) nurse care manager. The care model will consist of rapid access to low threshold evaluation and treatment for individuals identified with SUD throughout the Merrimack Valley Community. 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 patients will be connected to other Bridge clinic services and Infectious Disease services as needed and based on patient preferences, including but not limited to viral hepatitis treatment in the setting of ongoing substance use, harm reduction services, nursing support, peer recovery support, therapy and HIV Prep, STT's, LTBI, and Family Planning options. The patient will be managed by the Bridge Clinic team on a transitional basis while linkages are made to the suitable and patient-preferred level of care within the community. Patients who cannot directly be connected to ongoing addiction treatment services will continue receiving care at Bridge Clinic until linkage is successfully achieved. Additionally, the Bridge clinic provider staff will provide electronic consultation on SUD cases for primary care providers across the Mass General Brigham System.LocationThe Bridge and Infectious Disease Clinics are currently located at 500 Merrimac Street in Lawrence, but they will be moving to 600 Primrose Street in Haverhill in August of 2022. General OverviewThe office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) nurse care manager, in conjunction with Bridge Clinic and Infectious Disease providers, helps manage and treat patients with SUD/Infectious Diseases in a welcoming, low-threshold, and person-centered care model. The OBAT nurse serves as a care manager partnering with patients to improve treatment initiation, retention, and long-term clinical outcomes and may work as part of the SUD Bridge clinic team and/or primary care settings to support the transition of patients from Bridge Clinic back to primary care. The OBAT nurse care manager oversees all aspects of care coordination for patients seen in the Bridge/ID clinic. The OBAT nurse works with the Bridge Clinic team/ID team and primary care team to establish and implement protocols for medical management, substance use disorder treatment and pharmacotherapy, stabilization in Bridge Clinic, connection to additional needed SUD treatment or recovery services and linkage to treatment within the primary care practice.Qualifications QualificationsBSN required, can be waived with appropriate experience and/or educationCurrent RN licensure in the state of Massachusetts requiredMinimum 5 years of clinical experience with experience in community health and substance use disorder services preferredCertified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or willingness to obtain certification within first year of hiring requiredEEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare IHP, Haverhill , RN Care Manager - Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic, Executive , Haverhill, Massachusetts

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