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Primary Health Care (Promesa)

Substance Use Medicated Assistant Treatment (SU MAT) Program Manager  Bronx, NY  : 1/7/2022
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Job Category:

Primary Health Care (Promesa)

Position Type:

Full Time


The Substance Use Medicated Assistant Treatment (SU MAT) Program Manager will oversee the management of the substance use program within the primary care setting, focusing on monitoring the progress of the clinical projects and taking the lead in the integration of care by serving as the liaison between the patient and all related services. The SU MAT Program Manager will ensure patients gain access to and maximize the benefits of needed medical, mental health, social, educational and other support services. The SU MAT Program Manager will provide supervision to the MAT staff, provide and ensure patient advocacy, outreach, education, and clinical services. Skills and competencies required for the position include communication, cultural competence, education, training and professional experience. 
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                               
  • Work closely with site clinical leads for Buprenorphine treatment and substance use staff to ensure the success of project implementation, monitoring, reporting, communication, and coordination.
  • Maintain a caseload and meet with patients; 
  • Co-Lead MAT program team, services and activities for patients with co-occurring mental, medical and behavioral health conditions.
  • Responsible for all reporting for Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Public Health Solutions (PHS), Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and internal reporting monthly and as required.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures for MAT expansion grant.
  • Ensure MAT and care coordination staff are trained in telemedicine, hospitalizations (Emergency/ Inpatient) tasking alerts and processes to ensure compliance, including comprehensive addiction treatment services and MAT.
  • Ensure staff coordinate exchange of information between behavioral, mental and medical health providers in developing comprehensive care plans.
  • Monitor data to address quality measures, trends or potential improvement opportunities including provider issues, care gaps and member needs.
  • Facilitate case conferencing for complex cases.
  • Assess patients' stages of recovery treatment and collaborate with team for appropriate linkage of services (methadone, chemical dependency outpatient program, detox, rehab, harm reduction groups).
  • Facilitate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)/linkages with other harm reduction Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
  • Support and monitor Project Implementation Plan to assure appropriate project direction and progress.
  • Implement tracking system and ensure documentation of all direct and indirect services provided.
  • Assist in performing outreach activities to include visits to healthcare facilities within the network, including mobile van outreach, to develop positive relationships and encourage referrals and integration.  
  • Strengthen community partnerships to better leverage substance use and mental health community resources and support.
  • Provide training and education to patients, families and communities focusing on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment, mental health, stigma, neo-natal abstinence syndrome, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, pain management and opioid overdose.
  • Collect baseline and performance metrics by provider site.  Establish and document project specific performance on project implementation plans. Measures performance against quarterly improvement targets in preparation for quarterly internal reporting
  • Report to clinical and/or administrative leadership (CMO/ED/leadership). 
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be an RN
  • NYS RN License. Bachelors required for nursing (RN) 
  • 1-3 years' experience working in a medical environment.
  • 1-3 years' supervision experience.
  • Behavioral Health/Substance Use experience.
  • Must have knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high risk populations.
  • Experience working with persons in crisis in a variety of settings with culturally diverse families.
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive as appropriate.
  • Must be task-oriented, non-judgmental and accept boundaries.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expert at using full suite of MS office products.

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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