Nurse Advisor

Posting Number: #1628

Position Title: Nurse Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: California (Remote)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.


Position Summary

Bridge is an initiative of the Public Health Institute (PHI) transforming emergency care to improve community health and advance equity. Our largest program, CA Bridge, is changing the way substance use treatment is provided in California by building the capacity of hospitals and emergency rooms to serve as primary access points for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) with medications (methadone or buprenorphine for opioid use disorder) and navigation to behavioral health services. Our model includes rapid starts of buprenorphine for addiction treatment (MAT), building a stigma-free culture within hospitals, and utilizing trained navigators to connect patients to community resources.

Our goal is to make treatment available to anyone who needs it without judgment or access barriers while reducing stigma and promoting recovery in all California hospitals. We are committed to reducing racial disparities in the negative consequences of substance use and are part of a broader effort across California to increase access to MAT for opioid use disorder (OUD) to reverse the opioid epidemic that has devastated hundreds of thousands of lives.

Bridge is hiring up to two Nurse Advisors to support CA Bridge’s general training and technical assistance for nurses and hospitals to treat SUD as the program expands to every hospital in California. Candidates based in California are welcome to apply.

This is a 15% – 30% FTE part-time position approximately 6 – 12 hours per week.

Full salary range for this position: $38.48 to $56.88 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is from $38.48 (minimum) to $47.68 (midpoint) per hour. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position involves providing support for CA Bridge’s overall clinical training and technical assistance program on treating patients with SUD in hospital emergency departments. Responsibilities will include:

Educating nurse leaders and nurses at Bridge Navigator Program hospitals by providing direct outreach and technical assistance (TA) to ensure nurse leaders have the skills and knowledge to educate their teams about MAT and to collaborate effectively with their sites’ navigators/community health workers.

  • Conduct systematic email outreach to nursing leaders to identify needs and offer TA for nursing staff, including but not limited to:
    • Resource sharing, train-the-trainer training (1:1 or group) to empower site-specific nurse educators, and presentations at nursing or other department hospital meetings upon request
  • Attend weekly technical assistance calls (Tuesdays from 11:30-12 pm).
  • Participate in CA Bridge programmatic webinars as needed.
  • Participate in program planning, program-wide in-person and virtual training, and navigator training, including the in-person training on October 2, 2023, in Los Angeles.
  • Update current nursing resources as needed to ensure educational materials are current and remain evidence-based.

Outreach to nursing organizations to move MAT care forward in the nursing field and bring nursing stakeholders into conversations. Possible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft articles for nursing journals and publications.
  • Submit abstracts for speaking opportunities and conferences.
  • Through strategic outreach to nursing associations, build relationships and participate in one to two formal presentations related to advancing the CA Bridge model.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor based on Program needs.


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience as Registered Nurse (RN) working in a clinical setting (Emergency Department or Inpatient).
  • Bachelor’s degree required, or substitute with associate degree with 2 additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Familiarity with MAT and harm reduction principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with diverse health care professionals.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong writing skills and experience gathering and synthesizing information from diverse sources.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and tasks.
  • Preferred: Demonstrated interest in substance use and harm reduction, and related public health topics.
  • Preferred: Commitment to elevating social and racial equity.


Important Information

  • This is a part-time (between 0.15 and 0.30 FTE, 6-12 hours per week) position.
  • The individual selected for this position can be based anywhere in California.
  • To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position.


PHI/CA Bridge is committed to advancing social and racial justice through our work with health care systems. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, sexual-orientation and disability. We believe that the lived experiences of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities and lived experience with substance use are strongly encouraged to apply.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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