Job | Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager @ Mount Sinai

Seeking a Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager (NCM) for the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program at Mount Sinai Internal Medicine Associates. The REACH Program takes a patient-centered, harm reduction approach to healthcare and prevention for people who use drugs and provides office-based buprenorphine treatment for persons with opioid use disorder.

The Nurse Care Manager is a key member of the buprenorphine treatment team. This person must possess not only the clinical knowledge and skills to participate in individual patent treatment, but also the organizational and communication skills to execute systems level activities. The NCM is the point person that will have the most contact with the patients, and will be in constant contact with the physicians in order to communicate patient’s needs and shape patients’ care.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Seeing patients in the clinic daily, participating in patient assessment and preparation, including day-to-day program concerns, education, and counseling
  • Enrolling patients into the treatment program, including initial screening and assessment
  • Supporting the patient and prescriber in buprenorphine initiation, stabilization, and maintenance treatment procedures under the supervision of the prescribing physician
  • Assisting members of the health care team in the formulation and implementation of the plan of care
  • Assisting the prescribing physician in making referrals to community providers for counseling or higher levels of care when needed
  • Maintaining therapeutic relationships with both the patient and the medical provide
  • Overseeing the following patient care components:
    • care coordination including medication management and treatment monitoring
    • insurance authorization and troubleshooting
    • relationship building and patient linkage to additional support (drug treatment services and mental health care)
    • relationship building and facilitation of ancillary services (including patient transportation)
    • sharing information with other members of the health care team and evaluation team through chart documentation, interdisciplinary team meetings and email
    • record keeping that may be referenced for a DEA inspection
    • consenting patients for NYC DOHMH program evaluation

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Active New York State Registered Nurse license
  • At least 2 years of experience working with populations with high poverty, chronic illness and/or behavioral health issues
  • Knowledge of harm reduction philosophy, patient-centered, counseling, and motivation interviewing techniques
  • Prior experience conducting individual patient education and counselling sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in Microsoft and web-based applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including problem solving with a team.
  • Knowledge of community resources; demonstrated ability to network and build strong relationships with community organizations serving priority populations as identified by the agency and/ or funder.
  • Demonstrated ability to working with patients of diverse backgrounds, underserved communities, and co-morbidities

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior clinical experience working with patients with substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses.
  • Completion of Buprenorphine Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals.

Who We Are:
Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve. Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

To Apply:​ Submit cover letter and resume to Linda Wang (linda.wang2@mountsinai.org)

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