Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program
Mount Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine Associates
The Buprenorphine Nurse (BN) is a key member of the REACH Buprenorphine Treatment Program team and serves an essential role in the implementation process. This person must possess not only the clinical knowledge and skills to participate in individual patient treatment, but also the organizational, technical, and communication skills to execute program level activities. As the point person for patients in treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, the BN will have significant contact with most patients, and will be in constant contact with the physicians and other clinical and non-clinical team members in order to communicate patient’s needs and shape patients’ care. The BN will work closely with physician champions to track progress and extract data for programmatic reporting to clinical site medical and administrative leadership, as well as to the grant funder.
- Active New York State Registered Nurse license
- At least 2 years of experience working with populations with high poverty, chronic illness and/or behavioral health issues
- Knowledge of harm reduction philosophy, patient-centered, counseling, and motivation interviewing techniques.
- Prior clinical experience working with patients with substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses.
- Previous training in and experience with buprenorphine and opioid use disorder treatment.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Dr. Linda Wang