Physician Assistant - Addiction Medicine - Telemedicine - (CA)

  • Bicycle Health
  • Remote
  • Apr 05, 2022
Physician Assistant

Job Description

The Opioid Epidemic is a public health crisis with a highly effective but underutilized clinical intervention - millions of Americans are physically dependent on Opioids but only 10% of those likely to have OUD actually access treatment. Bicycle Health addresses this gap by maximizing accessibility, affordability, and overall quality of care by enabling highly qualified clinicians to reach patients broadly and efficiently through our online platform.

The Physician Assistant is a full-time addiction medicine clinical position with responsibility for the continuity care of a panel of adult patients under care primarily for opioid use disorder.  The Physician Assistant  will assess new patients presenting for telemedicine-based care of opioid use disorder, determine appropriateness of enrollment in our care setting, and manage their continuity OUD treatment from initial induction through the duration of their care.  The Physician Assistant also addresses co-occurring mental health conditions directly when appropriate, and also via referral and care-coordination with outside providers.  The PA participates actively in regular clinical team meetings and quality improvement activities, collaborates with our program physicians and therapists, and reports to the regional medical director.

What you'll Do:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week) opportunity.
  • Provide assessment and treatment for a continuity of  panel of up to 275 adults with Opioid Use Disorder from initial treatment-start throughout their ongoing care
  • Provide diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Safely and effectively start treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone for OUD, manage the early induction and stabilization phase of care with close follow-up
  • Utilize motivational interviewing and other engagement and rapport-building techniques to achieve optimal patient outcomes
  • Collaborate with the care team to coordinate additional services as may be needed
  • Take an active role in clinical team meetings and practice improvement, engage in case discussion with colleagues
  • Develop a thorough understanding of practice policies and procedures, and actively participate in P&P feedback and development
  • Develop an understanding of your local and regional referral resources and utilize them
  • Utilize our intuitive web-based EMR platform to manage patient care.
  • Work from anywhere in your state (subject to change depending on regulations).
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a talented, enthusiastic and mission driven team and have strategic input into a variety of company-wide projects and other initiatives.

What you'll Need:

  • Valid license to practice medicine & DEA license in your home state. Must be eligible and willing to obtain licenses in multiple states. 
  • Current active, unencumbered DATA 2000 Waiver to allow for prescribing buprenorphine for OUD.  Must be authorized to treat at least 100 patients and eligible for authorization to treat 275 patients within 3 months of start-date. 
  • At least 2 years of Buprenorphine prescribing experience in a family medicine, internal medicine, addiction medicine, or psychiatric practice environment.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to build an effective provider-patient relationship that fosters engagement and adherence to a collaboratively developed care plan.
  • Comfort with risk/benefit balancing and a love for problem solving are required attributes
  • Motivational Interviewing experience preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision).
  • Talented and fun coworkers who are passionate about addiction treatment.
  • The opportunity to be part of a mission driven company and make a difference in patients’ lives. 

This is a full-time (40hrs per week) remote position.

About Bicycle Health:

Bicycle Health is a telemedicine group that specializes in the evidence-based treatment of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder using buprenorphine. We’ve grown our clinical staff of medical providers caring for patients, across 24 states, and we employ a large ancillary staff for support with technologic and administrative needs, clinical and behavioral support, and care coordination. Our innovative model has achieved clinical outcomes that exceed expectations for standard-of-care in-person treatment nationally. Our mission is to increase access to high quality, affordable, convenient and confidential Opioid Use Disorder treatment for all.

Bicycle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.