The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) is partnering with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) to create and implement the Arkansas Hospital Emergency Room (ER) Discharge Naloxone Program funded by SAMHSA. This will be a two-year effort working with hospitals to design and implement policies and processes related to providing Naloxone to patients being discharged from the ER with suspected opioid addiction or an overdose. The Naloxone Program Director will be responsible for the oversight of the project, ensuring that all Center for Substance Abuse Prevention strategies and performance indicators are achieved. The program director will be responsible for the creation of a project plan and ensuring that the team adheres to it. Additionally, this person will be the direct point of contact for DHS team, and will be in charge of providing monthly reports, scheduling progress meetings, and meeting all project reporting standards. The program director will report directly to the executive director of ACHI.
All UAMS employees will treat others with Dignity and Respect. We communicate and share complete and unbiased information, assuring our colleagues receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order make informed decisions. We participate in institutional initiatives and encourage the participation of others. We collaborate in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation using best practices in delivering quality service. All duties will be performed in accordance with the UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care set forth by UAMS. These core concepts allow for an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design and staff day-to-day interactions. It leads to better health outcomes and wiser allocation of resources, and greater patient and family satisfaction. The core concepts of patient and family centered care consist of Dignity & Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).