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MAT Registered Nurse

Company: Health Care For the Homeless Inc
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverviewThe MAT RN provides care coordination for clients participating in the Fallsway-based Medication-Assisted Treatment Stabilization program and the agencywide Syringe Exchange program. The MAT RN is responsible for the coordination of MAT initiation for new clients, Buprenorphine prescriptions, syringe services, community outreach, and assisting with the implementation of Naloxone training and distribution. Key Role Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination of the Fallsway-based MAT program, including maintaining a roster of MAT participants and coordinating insurance prior authorizations.
  • Coordinates care of clients within the agency, including assisting clients in navigating care team and non-care team appointments; addressing issues that arise outside scheduled appointment times; monitoring client adherence to primary and psychiatric care; and referral to behavioral health providers.
  • Delivers health education and counseling, drawing upon the individual's strengths, and motivation. This may include delivering interventions that recognize the impact of trauma and utilizing clinical approaches such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing to support the individual's wellbeing, improve health care utilization, and reduce risk behaviors.
  • Serves as a liaison to community health workers and provides street outreach to clients in Baltimore City as needed
  • Perform clinical tasks including triage of walk-in clients, client education, review of preventive health needs and nursing assessments.
  • Work in accord with the Baltimore City Health Department on Naloxone distribution and prescribing, and syringe services within the agency.
    • Practice collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team and within the scope of RN licensure, providing nursing support and community linkages. Key Agency Responsibilities In addition to role responsibilities, each staff member of Health Care for the Homeless has the following responsibilities as a part of their employment:
      • Models and reinforces the Health Care for the Homeless core values of dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance
      • Actively participates in performance improvement and advocacy activities that support the mission
      • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis
      • Protects clients' personal health information by maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant health care related IT security regulationsKnowledge, Experience and Skills Formal Education and Training
        • BSN required
        • Possess current licensure as a registered nurse in Maryland
        • BLS CPR certification Experience
          • Two to three years of direct client experience working in a community health setting
          • Experience in harm reduction training and advocacy or as a public health RN preferred
          • Experience working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting Skills
            • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work with vulnerable populations and to collaborate with other team members, other staff members, and personnel of other agencies
            • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
            • Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible and be a team player
            • Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile individualsHealth Care for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and inclusion. We make a particular effort to recruit and promote Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) for open positions. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply.Monday - Friday8:am - 4pm

Keywords: Health Care For the Homeless Inc, Baltimore , MAT Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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