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Office Based Opioid Treatment RN Case Manager

Category: Registered Nurse
CHA Malden Care Center, Malden, MA

Department: Grant-Office Based Opioid
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: WH MNA - WH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: Typically 8:30 to 5 with 1-2 evening clinics
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 12/30/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-91879

Job Details

  • The Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) RN Case Manager will work closely with both the Associate Chief Nursing Officer and the Director of the Addictions Consultation Program to support CHA's efforts to respond to the national Opioid Epidemic, and it's devastating consequences for communities in Massachusetts.

    The successful RN will join a team of 3 other RN Case Managers, and work closely too with CHA's internal network of Buprenorphine prescribers both in Primary Care and in the Outpatient Addictions Service (OAS). The primary catchment area that this position will focus on includes Malden, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Winthrop (MCREW), and the work will involve supporting roughly 125 patients with the support of the full-time equivalent of a Medical Assistant.

    Overall responsibilities will include:

    1:1 nurse visits to patients at CHA Primary Care sites in the (MCREW) community

    Responding to phone calls from, and triaging, patients seeking to engage in outpatient Buprenorphine treatment, and screening them for appropriateness for the OBOT program

    Supporting Primary Care providers in their work with this population of patients

    Following up with patients who are struggling to maintain sobriety and keep their outpatient treatment appointments

    Obtaining a thorough psychosocial history

    Reviewing program expectations and procedures with patients, and the development of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes OBOT as well as participation in self-help recovery activities

    Conducting random urine drug screens as well as pill counts and education of the patient around medication related issues

    Works with designated administrative staff to ensure timely, and complete, submission of required BSAS documentation and reports

    As directed may co-lead group-based treatment with Primary Care providers and OAS staff


    Bachelors of Nursing required for all newly hired nurses. A high energy individual with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills, who can interact with all members of the healthcare team (Specialty Psychiatry and Primary Care) and with patients. Spanish or Portuguese language proficiency would be an advantage. Required to obtain Addictions Certification (CARN) within 2 years.

    Minimum of 3 years nursing experience; prior experience with the population of patients abusing Opioids and/or other substances is preferred, along with a demonstrated commitment to the principles of recovery and rehabilitation.


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