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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Research Area Specialist- Intermediate (Behavioral Health Consultant) to assist with a Federally-funded project related to opioid use disorder treatment.  This position will recruit and engage community providers/prescribers to expand access to MAT for patients with opioid use disorders.  

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


Responsible for provider outreach and enrollment for counties in Michigan including cold calls, office visits and presentations for providers who are waivered or who are willing to become waivered to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphine and naltrexone.  This position will also provide Technical Assistance and support with the assistance of the project team to help providers begin providing MAT at their clinic.  
The Research Area Specialist/BHC also identifies and maintains community resource database and will provide referral information to providers for patients in need of resources such as housing, food, or other assistance.  This position will also be available to connect providers to the MOC addiction specialists for patient consultations as needed during business hours.  

The RAS/BHC collects information/data, completes provider agreements and documents all activity including assistance with processes and procedures.  The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods while receiving feedback and guidance from the project manager. Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines are also a necessity. Experience using MS Excel, Access, and Qualtrics are preferred.  The job will require flexibility in order to meet project deadlines and goals; therefore, a strong ability to problem solve is highly desired.  Additional study tasks may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications*

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a similar discipline, with evidence of clinical experience and knowledge of substance abuse treatment including Medication Assisted Treatment.  Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, attention to detail, ability to work independently but also within a team, personable, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines are all a must.  

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health or other related discipline with  experience in substance abuse treatment including experience with MAT.  

Work Schedule

Mon-Fri 8-5pm with some evenings

Work Locations

NCRC and community meetings including in state travel occasionally.  

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.