Advanced Practice Provider I/UKHC

Job description

UK HealthCare, UK College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research seeks an APRN to work within a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic providing primary addiction treatment services to individuals with opioid use disorder.

Ideal candidates should 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.

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Advanced Practice Provider I/UKHC

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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.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing and/or pulling objects up to 50 lbs, sitting for long periods of time, charting in an electronic health record


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Evenings and Weekends occasionally



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

APRN with a license in the State of Kentucky. Preferred candidates will have experience providing direct patient care to patients with a diagnosed opioid use disorder or another addiction diagnosis.

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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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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Nurse Practitioner or eligible to obtain license within the next nine months, or are you currently certified as a Physician Assistant by the (NCCPA) National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or eligible to obtain certification within the next nine months? (In order to be eligible, applicant must have graduated from an accredited program or be scheduled to graduate within six months of the application.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you currently hold a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please provide the number of years of paid work experience providing direct patient care to individuals with substance use disorders.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Describe how you would approach a patient who presents to the ED or clinic with cellulitis due to admitted injecting-drug use.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 7/6/2018
    Application Due: 7/20/2018
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