Provide substance use services to patients at the Comprehensive Addiction Resources & Education (CARE) Center, a part of the state-designated Northern New Jersey Center of Excellence in Medication-Assisted Treatment, and addiction consult services in University Hospital. Participates in a collegial relationship with the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Performs in an addiction medicine physician role by providing psychiatric and substance use care to patients, which includes taking histories, making assessments, ordering lab tests, reviewing and reporting diagnostic lab values, and prescribing or administering medications.
Maintains a friendly, warm and compassionate attitude toward patients. Employs a harm reduction philosophy for substance-using patients and contributes to a clinic atmosphere of tolerance and respect for all patients.
Conducts comprehensive assessments and exams and produces complete and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
Possess a DATA-2000 waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Reserves buprenorphine treatment spots for CARE Center patients. Follows federal record-keeping requirements for buprenorphine.
Participates in clinical trainings along with other CARE Center and COE staff as requested.
Collects relevant data and interacts with collateral contacts in the community and hospital as necessary.
Additional Salary Information: Rutgers NJMS is located within an easy commute from Manhattan and many attractive New Jersey communities with excellent school systems. Our competitive compensation package includes comprehensive health care, generous retirement savings, and 22 paid vacation days annually.
Internal Number: 001
About Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
The mission of Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is to educate students, physicians, and scientists to meet society’s current and future healthcare needs through patient-centered education; pioneering research; innovative clinical, rehabilitative and preventive care; and collaborative community outreach. Faculty and staff strive to create, transmit and utilize knowledge to shape the future of medicine and to enhance the quality of life for the people of New Jersey.
The Northern New Jersey Medication-Assisted Treatment Center of Exellence (NNJ-MATrx-COE) team within Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry is focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in New Jersey by expanding access to medications, promoting best practices in the treatment of opioid use disorder, and building a network of providers. The NNJ-MATrx-COE is comprehensive center that has the capacity to function as a hub for integrated care and addictions treatment, as well as having the capacity to manage complex substance use disorder (SUD) cases. The center serves as a resource for the community and provides on-site training, mentorship, consultation and fellowships for physicians and other professionals.