Job ID: 290016620  |  Last Updated: 8/19/2022

Addiction Medicine – Part time in Award-Winning Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga County Mental Health Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Applicant Contact
Denise Romand
Medical Staff Recruiter/Practice Liaison
(518) 583-8465

Job Description

Addiction Medicine Part time in Award-Winning Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Hospital seeks a part time Nurse Practitioner for Saratoga County Addiction Services - to be a part of a vibrant, creative team and well-respected substance abuse treatment program.

Job functions include:
Psychiatric assessment and treatment: This provider will meet with patients of our outpatient treatment program who have been identified as having a mental health diagnosis or a concern about mental health symptoms. This provider will gather relevant history, assess symptoms and prescribe medications as appropriate. This provider will have discretion as to how often to follow up with patients and will be allotted ample time with, generally one hour for assessments and 30 minutes for follow up sessions.
Medication Assisted Treatment: This provider will assess patients who struggle with relapse, urges and cravings and prescribe, when deemed appropriate certain medications to support addiction recovery.

These include Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Vivitrol and potentially others.

This provider must be willing to perform injections of Vivitrol when prescribed and perform any other injections that emerge in addictions treatment.

This provider will work with the program coordinator and medical director to ensure that any controlled substances are being prescribed carefully, and with special attention to the characteristics of the population and their potential to abuse or divert medication.

Health Assessments: This provider will work with the program coordinator and medical director to ensure that regulatory requirements are met regarding assessing patient health status, referring to healthcare services and encouraging patient follow through. In addition, this provider will act as the Health Coordinator, ensuring that patients have access to infectious and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment. This will include face to face, noninvasive meetings with individual patients to assess their health status. Beyond regulations, this provider will have the opportunity to craft a plan for encouraging the good health of our patients, potentially including individual or group work around health topics.
Multidisciplinary Team: This provider will participate in team meetings, collaborating with various other providers to ensure quality, comprehensive care. This provider will receive clinical supervision from a psychiatrist with decades of experiences in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

This provider must be a licensed Nurse Practitioner with experience in the assessment of psychiatric disorders and the provision of psychiatric treatment.
This provider must be familiar with addiction disorders and willing to learn from the expertise of the treatment team as to the broad concerns and particular issues of our patients.
This provider must demonstrate patience and care and concern for our patient population and an investment in the mission of promoting substance abuse recovery.
This provider must have a DATA 2000 Waiver or must obtain one before the position begins.
A Nurse Practitioner with fewer than 36,000 hours of experience will be supervised by a Collaborating Physician, in this case, the Medical Director of the Program. Supervision will be provided at least monthly, and as often as weekly. More frequent consultations will be available as needed.

Participation is expected, on a pro-rated level, within our reasonable 1:10 (varies) hospital inpatient call schedule covering weeknights (by phone) and weekends. Weekend coverage includes rounding on the mental health unit and performing new consultations.

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation and benefit package is competitive and includes: Health and Prescription Plan; Dental and Vision Insurances; 403(b) Retirement Plan; (For full time: Company Paid Life Insurance & Accidental Death and Dismemberment; LTD); Flexible Spending Account(s) including Medical Reimbursement and Dependent Care Account; Paid Time Off, CME time off and stipend, professional dues; professional liability coverage, $200 annual YMCA discount, a number of supplemental insurances, services, discount programs and more!

Our location is a destination! Saratoga Springs is a great place to live and work!
Saratoga Springs is located a half hour from Albany, New York States Capital City
Three hours from New York City, Montreal and Boston right on the edge of New England
Saratoga County offers family-oriented communities, neighborhoods and excellent schools.
Saratoga Springs and surrounding towns and villages are experiencing growth and revitalization evidenced by new homes, upscale apartments, shops, eateries, and businesses.
Known for world-class entertainment and abundant year-round recreational and athletic opportunities.
Famous venues include Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, and Saratoga National Historic Park, where the Battles of Saratoga in 1777 changed the face of history!
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, nearby Berkshires and Green Mountains, Saratoga Lake, Lake George, other waterways, and more!
Learn more about us:;; EOE
Contact: Denise Romand, Medical Staff Recruiter/Liaison, Email: Phone: (518) 583-8465.

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