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Advanced Practice Nurse

Pascoe Workforce Solutions

This is a Contract position in Springfield, MA posted May 26, 2023.

Position Summary:

The MAT/MOUD Prescriber will be responsible for the provision of MAT/MOUD medication management services, for individuals diagnosed with substance use and other psychiatric disorders, through the Outpatient Emotional Health & Wellness Center. Responsibilities include provision of psychiatric evaluation and ongoing treatment of those referred. Will participate in case review as indicated and case consultation as necessary, as well as participation in the program’s quality assurance program.

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate to implement program related psychiatric and operational practices, policies and procedures. Ensure and establish priorities for effective implementation to achieve positive service outcomes.
  2. Ensuring the thorough completion of all required psychiatric evaluations and medication management plans.
  3. Providing guidance, support and consultation to clinical staff. Actively participate in all licensing and accreditation processes.
  4. Serve as a liaison to relevant service systems, state agencies and community partners as needed. Create and maintain open and effective lines of communication in an effort to meet contract standards and promote the mission within the community. Establish and maintain relationships with local, state, federal, and private agencies and organizations to promote programs and to identify and secure potential new alliances, partnerships and funding sources.
  5. Pursue activities to enhance personal professional growth. Attend conferences, classes, address groups and represent agency. Attend/participate in statewide meetings, task forces, committees, etc. relating to area of expertise.
  6. Promote and integrate agency mission, values, philosophy and principles.
  7. Perform other similar duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

Education and Professional Experience:

· Registered/certified as a Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant or APRN in the state of Massachusetts required

· DEA license in good standing, as well as the ability and experience for MAT/MOUD prescribing

· Experience providing medical services in a substance use and/or behavioral health treatment setting or equivalent

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is required to speak and hear. They may sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, and bend over. Occasionally may reach overhead. Employee must grasp, push, pull and move objects not exceeding 20 lbs. Vision abilities required by this job include visual inspection, visual perception, eye/hand coordination, ability to see and read a computer screen and printed matter with or without vision aids. Hear and understand speech at normal indoor and outdoor levels, and on the telephone.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with typical office noise and other disruption or in a participant’s residence. Job requires occasional driving to programs to work with participants and staff.