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Case Manager

Category: Registered Nurse
CHA Somerville Campus, Somerville, MA

Department: Office Based Opioid Grant
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: SH MNA - SH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: Varied shifts
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 04/12/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-114720

Job Details

  • Responsibilities: Greet new referrals for OBAT services by phone/video or in person in a warm and compassionate manner incorporating cultural and linguistic best practices. Conduct a brief initial screening to determine the patient's eligibility to participate in office based addiction treatment. Collect demographic and contact information; obtain a substance use and treatment history, and information about the patient's current medical issues, social supports, and goals for treatment. Work with the local team to identify the best location and prescriber for treatment for each patient, and then schedule and initiate the intake process under the direction of the prescriber. Perform a thorough assessment of the patient's medical, psychological, and social history, as well as substance use history. Educate the patient on medication. Reviews the labs and intake with the prescriber and treatment team. Reviews program expectations and procedures with the patient and develops a comprehensive treatment plan. Explains policies and procedures of the program, discusses patient options for treatment, and obtains informed consent. Conducts assessments during induction. Meets with the patient in accordance with DPH/BSAS guidelines during the stabilization phase of treatment. Regular medication callbacks, random urine toxicology screening and pill counts, confirmation that the patient is engaging in services, and other best-practice activities. Provide BSAS with all required monthly and annual reports, including admissions, quarterly and discharge data. Cooperates with all BSAS program monitoring and evaluation requirements. Attend all trainings required by DPH/BSAS. Attends required trainings at CHA Outpatient Addiction Services and CHA Primary Care. Participates in collaborative treatment planning at CHA OAS and Primary Care. May lead group visits depending on site/patient needs. Adminster injectable treatment medication when local site staff not available.

    Licensure: MA RN Licensure required.
    Certifications: Required to obtain addiction certification in nursing (CARN) within 2 years. AHA BLS required.
    Education/Training: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing within one year of hire is required for externally hired applicants and for internal CHA applicants an RN is acceptable.
    Additional Skills: EPIC (EMR) trained preferred. A high energy individual with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills who can effectively interact with all members of the healthcare team (in specialty mental health and addiction as well as primary care) and with patients.
    Linguistic capabilities: Knowledge of a second language, preferably Portuguese or Spanish, would be seen as an advantage. Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years nursing experience; prior experience working with patients with opioid use disorder and/or other alcohol/substance use disorders is preferred.

    Demonstrated team leadership with the ability to work collaboratively with others. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of recovery, rehabilitation, and harm reduction. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communications skills. Experience working with data; knowledge of the patient medical record system, EPIC, a plus. Able to make independent decisions, assess, organize, prioritize and address multiple projects and problems concurrently. Able to interact and collaborate successfully with patients, community members, network management and professional staff.

    Other Skills: Sufficient mobility to work between two or more program sites in a fast paced environment. Compassionate caregiver with an understanding of addictions - including treatment entry, relapse prevention, and addressing slips/relapses from a chronic disease perspective. Experience with motivational enhancement interventions would be seen as an advantage.


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