Company: Southern Indian Health Council, Inc
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job DescriptionJob AnnouncementPosition Title: MAT Nurse
Department: MedicalSupervised By: Nursing Supervisor Location:
AlpineStatus: Non-exempt / HourlyPosted: April 18, 2022Closing
Date: Until filledCompensation: LVN: $22.85-$31.42 RN:
$34.61-$47.83 Grant: Grant FundedHours: LVN or RN: (32 hours/week),
Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM. GENERAL
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The MAT Nurse serves as a liaison
between the Medical and Kumeyaay Family Services departments to
coordinate the healthcare needs of opioid use disorder (OUD)
patients to assure appropriate, timely level of care and service.
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, utilizing trauma-informed,
motivational interviewing skills and encouraging patient activation
and self-management. Works collaboratively with community partners
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. Able to conduct mandatory survey
as provided by the funding agency and submit reports accordingly.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates MAT program delivery:
- Works closely with the providers during their process to retain
and become trained, qualified, and approved for MAT services for
- Collects data necessary for program evaluation and reviews
referrals for members receiving MAT services.
- Coordinates and consults with the Interdisciplinary Team
representing the opioid user population and the Program Evaluator
- Design and develop a process of identifying MAT patients in
need of ongoing monitoring, tracking and preventive health
- Manage and follow up with incomplete lab and diagnostic orders
for MAT patients.
- Maintains current and accurate records and treatment notes as
required by policy.
- Referrals to mental health therapist with follow-up and
monitoring of progress via interdepartmental meetings.
- Coordinates and collaborates activities throughout SIHC monthly
and annually to fulfill MAT program outreach prevention and
intervention needs for the community emphasizing the opioid
concerns, at-risk population, and treatment options.
- Coordinates and consults with other MAT program staff to
analyze, evaluate and implement clinic workflow processes to
support ongoing care needs, recovery services and plans of relapse
- Collaborates with patient care teams to ensure patients are
seen expeditiously in the clinic setting, which may include taking
non-MAT related history, such as vital signs, HPI and other
patient-care related tasks.
- Collaborate with Quality Management, as needed, to identify
areas of quality improvement for the MAT program.
- Ability to work independently, supervise when needed, and
follow the terms of the awarding agency.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required based on
- Other duties as assigned including RN triage, or additional
projects to benefit the clinic team.
QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Experience: Education, training and/or
experience which, clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge
and skills stated above. LVN licensed nurse or RN with MAT
experience preferred. Addictions/MAT RN preferred or psych nursing
background preferred.Windows platforms and electronic health record
database experience required. Must have knowledge and understanding
of HIPAA in the ambulatory care setting with absolute ability to
maintain confidentiality.Licenses/Certifications: Certification in
addictions nursing preferred. A valid California driver's license
required with application submission and must be maintained
throughout employment. Current California applicable nursing
license. Current certifications and/or licenses appropriate to the
position's required education and profession.Character: Applicants
must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Must be
responsible and able to exercise good judgment, accept
administrative supervision, pay attention to detail, follow
instructions, including the ability to interact effectively and
communicate with people in a professional and courteous manner.
Must be highly confidential and work as a team with other staff.
Applicant should be sensitive to client's needs.Other: Applicants
must successfully pass a pre-screening, including a tuberculin skin
test or x-ray and a blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be
adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicant must
complete SIHC Application and Authorization Form and submit both to
Human Resources prior to the close date indicated.INDIAN
PREFERENCE: In the filling of any SIHC job vacancy, preference may
be given to qualified Native American Indians, pursuant to the
Indian Preference Hiring Act, 25 USC 472, unless other laws require
the filling of a vacancy without regard to Indian preference (e.g.
Public Law (P.L.) 94-437, "Indian Health Care Improvement Act"
(IHCIA). To receive Indian preference for any SIHC position, the
applicant must be enrolled, or be eligible for enrollment, as an
American Indian with their Tribe, or must be certified as an
American Indian from the designated Tribal Representative.
Applicants claiming Indian preference must attach verification of
their claim to the SIHC application, including certification of
form BIA-4432, which is available from the SIHC Human Resources
Department. If verification is not or cannot be verified, the
applicant will not receive Indian preference for purposes of the
interview. This is a grant-funded position.
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