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Manager Opiod Use Disorder Program

Req #:  116560
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



Directs, coordinates, plans and manages all components of the State Opioid Response Hospital Screening and Warm Hand~off Services for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and/ or other Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Coordinates and supervises the development and delivery of services. Provides leadership and direction to team members to facilitate the accomplishment of program goals and objectives. Assumes overall clinical supervisory responsibility for services to ensure integrated delivery of care.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling.
  • Three years direct care of patients with Substance Use Disorder with evidence of increasing management responsibility. Good written, verbal and public speaking skills.
  • Knowledge of addiction process and treatment.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary team. Active license in the State of Illinois as an RN with Nursing Certification.
  • If non~nursing degree, must also possess CADC credentials. Ability to work with multidisciplinary team including MD, ST, OT, PT, SW.
  • Highly developed clinical skills, as well as excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills.
  • Some weekends, early evening hours.
  • Off~campus locations, including work in patient homes or schools.
  • Commitment to evidence~based interventions, to staying current on the pediatric literature, and to modifying practices and recommendations in response to the literature.
  • Reasonable flexibility regarding schedule and location, including willingness to spend occasional time at other Advocate hospitals.
  • Skilled at forming relationships with key stakeholders in the community
  • Willingness to do occasional public speaking, for education and public relations purposes.


  1. Planning, management, implementation and evaluation of operations/services to ensure quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  2. Supervises team members to ensure efficient and effective program operations and to ensure that quality services are maintained/provided in accordance with departmental and professional guidelines.
  3. Team Member Management: Responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of the Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) training activities.
  4. Administration and Program Management: Performs administrative functions required to achieve OUD/SUD goals.
  5. Data collection, analyzing, and reporting according to hospital and state requirements.
  6. Direct Patient Care: Maintains own caseload of evaluation, treatment and consultation cases and functions as clinical specialist in the OUD/SUD program and on multidisciplinary treatment teams.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago