Naloxone Program Director

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2021 3:41 PM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ACHI Administration
Post End Date


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:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


  • Facilitate the creation, implementation and execution of the Arkansas Hospital Emergency Room Discharge Naloxone Program, including but not limited to policy changes/updates, process flow development and documentation, coordination with clinical staff and administrative staff at participating hospital(s).
  • Develop and apply performance metrics needed to gauge the success of the program.
  • Establish relationships and communication channels with program participants and stakeholders.
  • Convene and participate in policy meetings, stakeholder meetings, and senior leadership briefings.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for issue resolution for the program.
  • Provide timely and accurate status reporting to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Other related duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications  

  • Baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in related field.
  • Five (5) years of research administration program management or substance abuse program management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's level degree.
  • Project management experience within a research or community-based setting.
  • Clinical or personal experience with opioid abuse/treatment.

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).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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