Primary Care Provider- Addiction Medicine

20 - 40 hours a week

SUMMARY:

Addiction Medicine Physician is responsible for the primary medical care, medication assisted treatment & education of patients who struggle with addictions to prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, and alcohol throughout their life cycles, for their hospitalization & referral if necessary; also, for establishing & maintaining minimum standards of care and for the supervision & education of all other providers in regard to direct patient care. For the qualified candidate, there is also an opportunity to assist in a role as medical director in the development and collaboration of a program providing primary care to individuals who are on medication assisted treatment through a local methadone clinic. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respect & maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic information. 
  • Treat all patients in a welcoming & professional manner.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude, & behavior within the clinical setting.
  • Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members & maintaining an open & positive attitude.
  • Welcome new employees & students to the team by assisting with their orientation to the team & mentoring them, as requested.

SPECIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts a program of care with total responsibility for examination, diagnosis, and treatment of    patients who have a history of addiction.
  • Provides medication assisted treatment, including Suboxone and Vivitrol, as deemed clinical appropriate
  • Is a key contributor in weekly integrated multidisciplinary team meetings where high risk patients are reviewed
  • Is an active team member in the implementation of innovative addiction programming efforts and quality assurance initiatives
  • Secures history and physical examination of patient in outpatient service.
  • Utilizes laboratory & diagnostic services as necessary.
  • Makes a diagnosis & prescribes treatment as indicated.
  • Performs emergency treatment in cases of serious illness or injury.
  • Seeks outside advice & consultation as necessary; refers for medical surgical or other adjunct    services those patients requiring specialty consultation, or for confirmation of diagnosis & treatment.
  • Participates in preventive medicine activities such as immunization, disease detection, & prevention.
  • Coordinates an education program for the patient & family.
  • Hospitalizes patients and assumes full care of those hospitalized patients.
  • Assumes “on call” responsibility for hospital and outpatient service.
  • Participates in regular medical component meetings.
  • Fulfills the expectations of the physician contract.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training.

Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients/clients, team members & staff from other departments.

Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

 

CULTURAL COMPETENCE:

Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence.

Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members & staff from other departments.

Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.

 

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:

Is aware that in order to respond promptly & appropriately to emergencies, any staff member may be assigned duties that differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.

Understands that all staff should have a Personal Emergency Plan in place to best respond to his/her job responsibilities should health center emergency arise.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Program guidance & administrative supervision are received from the Medical Director; professional guidance is received from peers, or higher trained specialist if available.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Professional supervision to the assigned staff of mid-level practitioners, nurse, & students.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or and have a Massachusetts license for the practice of medicine.
  • History of good attendance & positive work attitude
  • Addiction or Substance Abuse Certification preferred
  • Controlled Substance Prescribing License and Suboxone Certificate
  • Ideal candidate would have at least 1 year experience working in primary care with individuals with addiction or have a strong interest in working with addictions

EXPERIENCE:

Must have completed full residency training as required by the specialty.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess MCSN and DEA numbers to dispense restricted medications
  • Addiction or Substance Abuse Certification preferred
  • Controlled Substance Prescribing License and Suboxone Certificate
  • The essential duties of this position present risk of exposure to airborne infection, body fluids, & blood-borne pathogen.  Annual BBP Training is required.  Up to date immunization & annual TB testing is required.  Hepatitis B vaccine & annual flu immunization are strongly recommended.  All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center.  A Declination form must be signed if the Hepatitis B or other recommended vaccines are declined.
  • Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards.

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

Job ID  16-103

Hours

Full-Time