RN Clinical Associate 3

Position Details

Open Until Filled
New Orleans

The Department of Psychiatry of the LSU Health Sciences Center has an opening for one RN Clinical Associate 3 position to function in a dual capacity within the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Team component of Spoke Care Teams, referred to as SCTs, an essential feature of the 2 year project: Louisiana State Opioid Response Program (LaSOR).  The successful candidate will serve in the role of RN Clinical Associate 3 team member of the two-person SCT team assigned to the Parishes of Orleans, Plaquemine, and St. Bernard. Additionally the incumbent will oversee/manage through broad supervision, the work activities and duties of the nine RN Clinical Associate staff 2 positions assigned to the remaining nine SCTs located throughout the State.  Each SCT will serve up to 100 patients being treated for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) by Office Based Opioid Treatment Providers (OBOTs) also referred to as Spokes within this evidence-based Hub and Spoke model for treating opioid addiction.

The Incumbent will provide assistance to the OBOT providers, who are located in the designated parishes mentioned above, and will provide oversite and broad direction regarding the work responsibilities of the nine RN Clinical Associate 2 incumbents. MAT services such as, but not limited to accessing resources for “screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment” (SBIRT) services, addiction and related clinical assessment information, completing clinical and other care related information gathering tools, case coordination, and recovery support services, as well as assistance with other data collection and data entry as is necessary for ongoing monitoring of evidence-based/informed ongoing patient care.  Incumbent will work collaboratively with other project personnel in developing/ supporting DATA waiver authorized prescribers, contracts, and consent for treatment.  Incumbent will facilitate the timely access of on-site medical services and resources to patients, licensed clinical health professionals, and physicians in the clinics.  All work will be performed in accordance with the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of all applicable licensing and governmental agencies, LSUHSC, and with the guidelines set by the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Behavioral Health, including all applicable rules and licensing requirements of governmental agencies, LSUHSC, and with the guidelines set by the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Behavioral Health.       

  • BSN or RN
  • Valid RN license to practice in Louisiana
  • Two (2) years of addiction experience either in training or in practice
  • One (1) year of Lead RN or management experience
  • 2 years' experience in collaborative care and addiction
  • 2 years of lead RN or Management experience or
  • Specially trained and licensed to provide various types of behavioral therapy with proven effectiveness, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and contingency management

Position will remain open until filled.


The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, which includes contact information for 3-4 professional references in a single file attachment through online application process.

 LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans