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Physicians Assistant

Company: Options Treatment, LLC
Location: Louisville
Posted on: April 16, 2018

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Job DescriptionComprehensive Opioid Treatment Program providing MAT and clinical behavioral health care for individuals who are suffering from opioid abuse disorder are looking for the services of a Physician Assistant to perform the following duties:(a) Ensure that evidence of current physiologic dependence, length of history of addiction, or exceptions to criteria for admission are documented in the patient's record before the patient receives the initial methadone dose.(b) Ensure that a medical evaluation, including a medical history and physical examination, has been performed before the patient receives the initial methadone dose. However, in an emergency situation the initial dose of methadone may be given before the physical examination.(c) Ensure that appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed.(d) Signing or countersigning all oral medical orders as required by federal or state law. Such medical orders include all of the following:(i) Initial medication orders.(ii) Subsequent medication order changes.(iii) Changes in the frequency of take-home medication.(iv) Medication orders for additional take-home methadone for emergency situations.(e) Reviewing and countersigning treatment plans as follows:(i) Review, reevaluate, and alter, where necessary, each client's treatment plan at least once every 60 days.(ii) Ensure that the treatment plan becomes part of each client's chart and that it is signed and dated in the client's chart by the appropriate personnel (iii) At least once a year, the program physician shall date, review, and countersign the treatment plan recorded in each client's chart and shall ensure that each client's progress or lack of progress in achieving the treatment goals is entered in the client's counseling record. When appropriate, the treatment plan and progress notes shall deal with the client's mental and physical problems, apart from drug abuse, and shall include reasons for prescribing any medication for emotional or physical problems.(f) Ensure that justification is recorded in the patient's record when the frequency of clinic visits for observed medication is reduced.The Physician Assistant will be under the care and guidance of the Medical DirectorWe provide evidence-based treatment using Suboxone or Methadone maintenance treatment. Our team of licensed psychotherapists, who are also licensed addictions counselors, provide individual, group, intensive outpatient, and family therapy services.Salary is based on level of experience. The position is listed as part-time. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about addiction medicine. Please feel free to visit our website at: www.optionstreatment.orgCompany DescriptionOptions Treatment, LLC is an Opioid Treatment Program in the Denver Metro area. We combine medically assisted treatment (MAT) with a comprehensive clinical behavioral/mental health treatment care, for those who are suffering from opioid abuse disorder. We use an approach that is consistent with the latest recommended treatment approaches cited by clinical research programs around the country. We provide a high level of care for individuals and their families who are being affected by this national health epidemic.

Keywords: Options Treatment, LLC, Denver, Physicians Assistant, Healthcare, Louisville, Colorado

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