Full Time Nurse - Resource Coordinator

Grant Funded LaPlace, Louisiana


Full Time Nurse - Resource Coordinator  
The Resource Coordinator will assist under/uninsured individuals in the community diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in receiving medication assisted treatment with counseling and behavioral therapies in accordance with the LaSOR Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) Grant, funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  
  • Meet with clients to obtain information for the Government Performance and Results Act.
  • Track all clients in the LaSOR program.
  • Log/report data per requirements of LaSOR Program Manager.
  • Participate in program recruitment and referrals.
  • Participate in the LaSOR monitoring and reporting process.
  • Oversee the LaSOR Care Coordination process among participating agencies.
  • Ensure multiple needs of clients are addressed and appropriate referrals are made. Assist patients with applying for benefits, SNAP, disability, transportation, etc.
  • Work toward identification, engagement, and retention of clients.
  • Maintain working knowledge of array of services available in surrounding areas.
  • Coordinate resources through multiple points of entry and delivery systems for the benefit of the client’s wellbeing.
  • Verify insurance status of each client and assess uninsured patients’ eligibility for Medicaid. If the patient is Medicaid eligible, he or she will be required to apply for Medicaid.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and interact with others.
  • Must be present during working hours at the office for in-person meetings and access to a computer without violating company policy.
  • Complete NARCAN training with clients.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • LPN / RN OR Bachelor’s degree prefer
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience. Project management, community/public relations, strongly preferred.
  • Counselor credentials/license per Louisiana state requirements prefer
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel and MS Project.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatment options and treatment systems.
  • Knowledge of opioid epidemic, substance abuse treatment, cultural competency, and stakeholders, including providers, child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and possess strong analytical and organizational skills in managing multiple projects in different consecutive stages.
  • Must be able to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment in which attention to detail and audit-trail documentation must be maintained in the face of multiple competing demands for your time.
  • Develop a positive rapport with clients, vendors, subcontractors and employees and maintaining business partnerships is critically important.
  • Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices
  • Initiative to take charge of unforeseen situations, solve problems and adjust to schedule changes
  • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Generous paid time off accrual
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities
  • Satisfying and rewarding work striving to overcome the opioid epidemic
COVID-19 considerations:  
  • Everyone will be asked to be in compliance with the most recent COVID guidelines from CDC, State, County and City.
Here is what you can expect from us:  
BAART Program, a progressive substance abuse treatment organization, is committed to the highest quality of patient care in a comfortable outpatient clinic setting.  Our ultimate goal is to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of opioid use disorder to help each of our patients achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.     
BAART Program is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws.