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Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) RN Case Manager

Outer Cape Health Services

This is a Contract position in Harwich Port, MA posted May 25, 2023.

Position: Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) RN Case Manager

Primary Location: Harwich Port

Employment Status: Full time, Hourly, Non-Exempt. This position is weekdays only, no required holiday hours


At Outer Cape Health Services, it is our very basic belief that it is people who have made Outer Cape Health Services’ growth and success possible and that we have been fortunate in employing people who take pride in the services we provide. Our goal at OCHS is to employ those who (1) always meet or exceed OCHS’ standards; and (2) care enough to ensure that whatever they do, they do well.     


Essential Functions

·        Monitor and obtain client’s UDSs and lab tests as dictated by the OBAT program’s guidelines.

·        Monitor patient compliance with programs rules, including diversion of medication and attendance at required counseling, PCP (medical appointments), group and psycho-pharmacology  appointments.

·        Work with prescribing provider(s) so medication orders remain on track per OBAT program protocols.

·        Evaluate and screen potential patients for the OBAT program.

·        Coordinate intake appointments with providers and other medical appointments.

·        Provide case management for patients within the scope of the OBAT Program.

·        Provide outreach for patients who are missing appointments by telephone.

·        Meet weekly or as appropriate with patients to review labs, appointments, urine UDS results, and to give clients weekly/biweekly/monthly prescription dosing with frequency determined by prescribing physician.

·        Act as patient advocate.

·        Facilitate/participant in developing/implementing patient behavioral contracts.

·        Primary contact person for OBAT patients.

·        Coordinate immunizations, apply and read PPDs, urine pregnancy test, or other labs needed as per Policies and Procedures.

Additional Duties

·        Willingness to work with students

·        Case conference and coordinate with community based program staff

·        Other related duties as assigned.


Core Competencies/Core Clinical Competencies

·        Must have direct experience with care management and program management, preferable in community health setting.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with clinical and administrative teams.

·        Ability to work in a fast-past environment with complex patient populations, including patients with personality disorders, chronic pain issues, addictive disorders and co-occurring disorders.

·        Proficient in the use of Electronic Medical Records, Windows software and demonstrates computer literacy in data base management.

·        Ability to establish and maintain strong, effective and therapeutic relationships with patients.

·        Promote/educate patient and staff on harm reduction, and substance abuse.


Required Qualifications, Education, and Experience

·        Registered Nurse with current Massachusetts license.


Preferred Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Nursing experience in a community health care setting
  • Interest and/or experience working in the mental health and/or addictions field
  • Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN)  or willingness to obtain a plus

AAP/EEO Statement 

Outer Cape Health Services is committed to a firm policy in favor of equal employment opportunity and will abide by all applicable state and federal regulations by not discriminating against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or veteran status. Our commitment to equal employment opportunities shall include employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves or other absences from work, layoff, compensation and benefits, selection for training or other education, professional opportunities and conflict resolution.


It is also the policy of OCHS to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of their status as woman, minority or individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.


Please inform us of any necessary accommodations required during the application process and/or at any time during employment.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.