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2328 Nurse Practitioner (Bringing Expanded Access to MOUD) - SFDPH

Recruitment: REF41659Y

Published: June 14, 2024

Accepting applications until: June 14, 2024


David Chalk -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2328-Nurse Practitioner
Salary range: $194,324.00 - $280,358.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the importance of diversity in its workforce. All employees at the Department of Public Health work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.   

  • Application Opening – May 24, 2024  

  • Application Deadline – June 14, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

  • Salary: $93.42 - $134.78 hourly

  • SCHEDULE: 36-40 hours per week, as assigned by the hiring department. This is a remote position, with the expectation to come on-site up to 2 times a pay period for meetings, trainings and clinical work as assigned.

  • Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt  

  • Recruitment ID: TEX-2328-EXEMPT/REF41659Y

Note: If you have applied to other 2328 Nurse Practitioner recruitments with SFDPH, you must still submit a new application to this recruitment.

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of multiple divisions - the San Francisco Health Network, Population Health, Behavioral Health Services, and Administration. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. The Population Health Division (PHD) provides core public health services for the City and County of San Francisco: health protection, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and disaster preparedness and response. Behavioral Health Services operates in conjunction with SFHN and provides a range of mental health and substance use treatment services. 

The applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future and current vacancies in this class at other locations within the DPH. 

As of January 25, 2022, in order to place you at the appropriate salary step, please include your complete and verifiable registered nursing employment history (up to 21 years) on our application.  The information that you provide on the application will be used to determine your salary step.  For additional information please see paragraph 414 of the collective bargaining agreement. To see a copy of the 1021 MOU click here

Role description

Under the general direction of the Supervising Physician, nurse practitioners are an integral team member, providing advanced practice nurse clinical care and clinical instruction. Nurse practitioners staffing this telemedicine line will engage and evaluate patients interested in starting buprenorphine, prescribe buprenorphine as appropriate and generally ensure the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based treatment. 

  • Act as “First Call” provider on BEAM telemedicine line, answering calls immediately, providing excellent client-centered care, and ensuring “Second Call” provider availability and messages are responded to in a timely manner. 

  • Perform medical history for intake evaluation via telemedicine Assess and diagnose opioid use disorder (OUD) and counsel on different Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) treatment options. 

  • Assess treatment needs and, when appropriate, prescribe buprenorphine to individuals seeking treatment for OUD. 

  • Provide crisis intervention including developing a treatment plan or facilitating referral to an appropriate agency. 

  • Provide focused therapy and education to patients, including but not limited to harm reduction, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing. 

  • Document clinical encounters and use electronic prescribing in EPIC electronic medical record system. 

  • Perform other clinical duties as needed. 

  • Attend and sufficiently complete a BHS-led training on the 24/7 Buprenorphine Telemedicine Line and ongoing training as required. 

  • Attend and participate in meetings required, including but not limited to weekly 24/7 buprenorphine line program meetings. 

  • Work with Behavioral Health Access Line and BEAM navigation staff to ensure patients are referred appropriately and to optimize transitions in care. 

The 2328 Nurse Practitioner (BEAM) also performs other related duties as required.

How to qualify


  1. LICENSE: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND

  2. LICENSE: Possession of a valid California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND
  3. LICENSE: Possession of a current medication furnishing license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND
  4. CERTIFICATION: Possession of national board certification, or eligibility, as a Nurse Practitioner issued by a national certifying body or organization; AND
  5. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number to furnish controlled substances 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

What else should I know?

How to apply:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. 

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst David Chalk at or 628-271-6702.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.