Physician Assistant – Addiction Medicine/Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Physician Assistant to join our dynamic healthcare team in a specialized role focused on Substance Abuse and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in addiction medicine, a deep understanding of MAT protocols, and a commitment to providing comprehensive care to individuals struggling with substance abuse.

The annual base salary range is $85,000 to $100,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough medical assessments to evaluate patients with substance abuse disorders
  • Collaborate with the medical team to diagnose and develop personalized treatment plans
  • Administer and monitor MAT interventions, including prescription and management of medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone
  • Educate patients on the benefits and risks of MAT, ensuring informed consent and compliance
  • Provide ongoing medical care and support to individuals undergoing substance abuse treatment
  • Monitor patient progress, adjust treatment plans as needed, and address any emerging issues promptly
  • Work closely with physicians, counselors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create a holistic approach to patient care
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss and refine treatment strategies
  • Offer education on addiction, recovery, and harm reduction strategies
  • Provide counseling and support to patients and their families to promote overall well-being
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory standards
  • Collaborate with administrative staff to facilitate insurance billing and reimbursement processes

 

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Current and valid state licensure as a Physician Assistant
  • Board certification in addiction medicine or a related field is preferred
  • Experience in substance abuse treatment, with a focus on MAT
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team

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