UK HealthCare and UK College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry seek an Advanced Practice Provider I to work within a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic providing primary addiction treatment services to individuals with substance and/or opioid use disorder.
Ideal candidates could have experience treating patients with substance use disorders, complications of substance use disorders and/or common co-occurring medical and psychiatric co-morbidities.
It would be preferable for the candidate to have a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine (i.e., DEA-x license); otherwise, the candidate must be willing and able to qualify to be certified as an office-based buprenorphine provider.
Experience with screening and assessments of opioid use disorder, intoxication and withdrawal, familiarity with conducting and interpreting urine drug toxicology results and knowledge around other pharmacotherapies for substance use disorders (e.g., naltrexone, nicotine replacement therapies) would be beneficial.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
For Nurse Practitioner applicants, active Kentucky Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license.
For Physician Assistant applicants, current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and active Kentucky Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Employment is contingent upon the University’s verification of credentials as required by state law and University policies.
Preferred candidates will have related experience providing direct patient care to patients with a diagnosed opioid use disorder or another addiction diagnosis. APRN preferred with a current license in the State of Kentucky. DEA eligible upon hire and one or more years of experience preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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