Buprenorphine Expansion Coordinator

Last updated: May 4, 2022

Behavioral Health / System Planning and Management
Full-time / County Contractual

Date Posted: 4.29.22
Date Closing: Open until filled.

Location: 3 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Salary: $25.00 per hour

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May require some evening hours

Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan (including dental, prescription and optical), paid holidays, annual and sick leave. The selected employee may also participate in the County’s deferred compensation program at his or her own expense.

Job Description

Nature of Work: Responsible for developing and implementing a network of buprenorphine services within the county and integrating all service providers (psychiatrists, primary care providers, treatment providers, etc.) into a functional continuum of network. Will conduct outreach, education and technical assistance to community primary care providers and behavioral health providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to provide outreach to community providers/prescribers to encourage them to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers once they become waivered. This includes mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.
  • Work with Managed Care Organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers to develop their provider networks to include waivered providers.
  • Assist in setting up agreements between substance use disorder treatment providers and community prescribers for ongoing care.
  • Provide education, training and technical assistance to prescribers around buprenorphine prescribing and additional treatment resources for their patients.
  • Provide technical assistance to hospitals to start patients on buprenorphine in the emergency department with linkage to next day treatment.
  • Maintain positive professional and sound working relationships with all providers and stakeholders.
  • Organize and market training events with healthcare professionals.
  • Respond to call down drills or actual emergency events as soon as possible, regardless of when message is received.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Experience: 

  • Two years of experience in substance use treatment
  • Experience interacting with agencies and other service providers conducting outreach
  • Knowledge and experience in working with individuals with opioid use disorders
  • Knowledge of medications for opioid use disorders

Desired or Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the capacity to motivate individuals and groups with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds as well as produce effective marketing materials and presentations
  • Ability to exhibit a positive, friendly and helpful attitude while maintaining professional boundaries

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to: Human Resources, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, Fax to 410-222-4492 or email hdrecruiter@aacounty.org by open until filled.

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