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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – OBAT (Office-Based Addiction Treatment) New

Norwell, MA


Hiring Company

South Shore Health

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

At South Shore Health, we come together to improve the health of our family, friends and neighbors by bringing people, caregivers and excellence in medicine together As One. We are looking for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment program experience to deliver office-based addiction treatment at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, Massachusetts. You will provide direct care and consultations for addiction and withdrawal management for alcohol and opioid use disorders in a community setting, while working to reduce stigmatization of addiction and treatments. Duties include:


  • Taking initial history and performing physical assessments for potential SUD medication management candidates
  • Providing addiction care and evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to patients in a community-based setting with support from designated SSMC physician provider
  • Consulting with Medical Director and Advanced Practice Clinician nurse manager of Addiction Management in a matrix secondary relationship
  • Administering Naltrexone ER (Vivitrol) depot intramuscular injections and injectable subcutaneous buprenorphine (Sublocade) monthly to appropriate candidates
  • Assessing withdrawal symptoms during buprenorphine induction, before and after dosing for patients receiving in-office induction
  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating complex, acute and chronically ill patients for urgent and emergent conditions related to SUD and associated medical conditions
  • Providing patient education related to buprenorphine, including home induction, proper use, side effects, storage and medical issues of concern
  • Performing ongoing follow-up treatment and maintaining ongoing contact with patients in person or by phone
  • Facilitating destigmatization of addiction and treatment through active education and support of SSMC providers
  • Providing expert consultation to other nursing, physician and hospital staff to coordinate treatment plans and help transition patient care
  • Serving as patient and family advocate to discuss risks/benefits of addiction treatment options and facilitate ethical, patient-centered decision making
  • Providing clinical subject matter expertise in 42 CFR Part 2 regulations to support SSMC care teams in compliance and understanding as related to patient care and information release/sharing


  • Master of Science degree from NLN accredited graduate program, or prior work experience at opioid treatment program, detox, SUD residential treatment program utilizing medications for SUD treatment
  • Bridge program or office-based addiction treatment program strongly preferred


About South Shore Health

As the largest health care employer on the South Shore, we offer advanced medicine with the close-knit, supportive feel of a community hospital. As Southeastern Massachusetts’ most comprehensive health care system, we provide a rewarding and supportive environment for our highly respected colleagues. Discover the true spirit of collaboration.



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