Primary Care Provider NP/PA - SM MAT/Cordilleras
Company: HEALTHRIGHT 360
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 5, 2022
Job OverviewAre you passionate about providing dignified,
compassionate and respectful medical care to people with mental
illness and substance use disorders? Are you an excellent
communicator? Do you enjoy working independently and using the full
scope of your license?HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill
a full-time Primary Care Provider position opening who would work
at two of our San Mateo County program sites: the HealthRIGHT 360
San Mateo MAT Clinic in San Mateo and the Cordilleras Mental Health
Rehabilitation Center primary care clinic in Redwood City!The ideal
candidate has direct patient care experience working in a primary
care setting, has excellent skills in motivational interviewing and
an understanding of harm reduction and trauma-informed care, and
has successfully worked with issues of substance abuse, mental
health, and medical complexity. In this position you will work with
unique patient populations and be part of 2 small teams providing
primary care in a mental health setting and providing medications
for addiction treatment in a community setting. This position
offers the ability to work independently and as part of team,
utilizing the full scope of your license in an integrated
behavioral health/primary care model! Sound interesting? Below you
will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and
requirements for this position.The San Mateo Medication Assisted
Treatment Program opened in 2016 and was created to fill the gap
for substance use treatment within San Mateo County. We are warm,
welcoming, and non-judgmental. Our patients struggle with addiction
and come from varying backgrounds including homelessness and
previous incarceration.The clinic staff collaborates with the
county and their Integrated Medicated Assisted Treatment team to
provide fully integrated medical and behavioral support to patients
with substance use disorders. We also work with other
HealthRight360 programs and outside agencies in a collaborative
cross functional model to help people make meaningful changes in
their lives. We also provide primary care to our patients who have
struggled in more mainstream primary care settings- addressing
acute, chronic and preventive care needs. This role will spend 60%
of their time at the San Mateo Medication Assisted Treatment
Program on a set schedule (3 days per week).Cordilleras Mental
Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC) houses two separate treatment
programs for adults with chronic mental illness; a licensed 68-bed
mental health rehabilitation center (MHRC) and a licensed 49-bed
adult residential facility (ARF) called The Suites. Cordilleras
primarily serves San Mateo County residents, 18 and older, with
long histories of mental illness and multiple episodes of acute
psychiatric hospitalization. The goal of Cordilleras is to allow
individuals who would otherwise be in a state hospital or an acute
care setting to develop the skills and supports needed to live more
independently in the community. Cordilleras also offers treatment
options for persons who have substance abuse issues in addition to
a serious mental illness.Telecare provides care for the patients
while they are on the unit, incorporating such approaches as
motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy,
dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other
consumer-centered therapeutic interventions in addition to
medication management by a psychiatrist.HealthRIGHT 360 operates a
primary care clinic for the residents of the rehabilitation center
in a separate space on the first floor. In addition, we work
closely with Telecare to ensure that all residents, whether or not
they are seen in the primary care clinic, are receiving appropriate
preventive care and management of their chronic illnesses. This
role will spend 40% of their time at the Cordilleras Mental Health
Rehabilitation Center on a set schedule (2 days per week).We are
looking for an intelligent, dynamic individual to join our team.
The ideal candidate understands that offering patients a
professional setting where they are treated with dignity, respect
and compassion isn't just an ideal; it is the way and reason that
we run our organization.Key ResponsibilitiesSan Mateo MAT
- Manages substance use disorders by offering/prescribing
medications in addiction treatment (MAT) and offers transitional
treatment of primary care conditions, within the scope of
credentialed privileges and standardized procedures, to patients of
the San Mateo MAT Clinic, utilizing trauma-informed, motivational
interviewing skills and encouraging patient activation and
- Provides or makes arrangement for preventive care and
immunizations and management of patient's chronic disease.
- Works collaboratively with community partners and other
HealthRIGHT 360 sites including IMAT team, residential and
outpatient treatment programs and primary care and mental health
providers.Cordilleras MHRC Primary Care Clinic
- Provides comprehensive primary care, within the scope of
credentialed privileges and standardized procedures, to residents
of the Cordilleras MHRC seen within the primary care clinic on
site, utilizing trauma-informed, motivational interviewing skills
and encouraging patient activation and self-management.
- Manages co-occurring substance use disorders by
offering/prescribing medication assisted treatment (MAT).
- Ensures appropriate chronic and preventive care for all
patients residing on the unit, whether or not they have been seen
by the medical team.
- Work collaboratively with mental health staff to facilitate
integration between primary care and mental health in order to
improve patient outcomes.Overall
- Ensures appropriate follow-up for all aspects of ordered care
(e.g., specialty referrals, laboratory results, radiology reports,
etc.) and medical hospitalizations and ER visits.
- Responds to patient and community partner requests for
information and assistance (e.g., form completion, prescription
refills, etc.) in a timely manner.
- Demonstrates comfort in changing systems, champions change and
leads change processes.Education and Knowledge, Skills and
AbilitiesEducation and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Masters or doctorate degree from an accredited nursing or
physician assistant school.
- Possession of a current, valid California Registered Nurse
License as an ANP or FNP and Furnishing Number or Physician
- Possession of national certification from ANCC (American Nurses
Credentialing Center), AANP (American.
- Association of Nurse Practitioners), or NCCPA (National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants).
- DEA registration and X-waiver.
- NPI number.
- Experience working successfully with issues of mental illness,
substance abuse and criminal backgrounds.
- Bilingual/fluent in English/Spanish preferred.
- Direct patient care experience in a ambulatory care setting
and/or a community health center, preferred.
- Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma-informed
- Understanding of harm reduction model and its role in treatment
for substance use disorders.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of
interdisciplinary team and independently assume
- Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in
- Experience working with electronic health records (E-clinical
- Demonstrates comfort in changing systems, champions change and
leads change processes.Salary/Benefits/ScheduleSalary is
commensurate with experience. HealthRIGHT 360 offers a
comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental,
chiropractic, acupuncture, vision, paid holidays, PTO, and more!
Hours are Monday - Friday; some evenings required.TAG: IND100.
Keywords: HEALTHRIGHT 360, San Mateo , Primary Care Provider NP/PA - SM MAT/Cordilleras, Other , San Mateo, California
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