Experience 2 Years
Industry Substance use disorder treatment
Provide individual SUD counseling and support to patients in the MAT programs. Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient services and maintain the highest quality of care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- CLINICAL DUTIES
- Coordinate patient care with other community agencies as needed.
- Demonstrate understanding of drug urinalysis testing procedure and administer patient tests when necessary.
- Ensure that all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
- Facilitate at least one group per week.
- Maintain a maximum caseload of forty patients.
- Maintain compliance with all Title 9, Title 22, CARF, DEA and CSAT regulations.
- Maintain confidentiality of clinical records and privileged information.
- Provide individual/group counseling services to patients as part of medication-assisted treatment according to Title 9 and Title 22 requirements.
- Conduct case management services as needed.
- Understand the pharmacology and physiological effects of methadone.
- Uphold the Organization and Program Code of Ethics.
- Work with other staff and patients in a respectful professional manner.
II. GENERAL PROGRAM RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES
- Alert program director to potential crises or urgent situations and/or incidents.
- Attend supervision and utilize scheduled individual meetings in a productive way.
- Bring issues of concern and/or importance to program director and/or outpatient manager for consultation.
- Maintain a professional work environment with attention to patient and staff health and safety, by maintaining safety protocols, alerting management to unsafe conditions, etc.
- Read and follow procedures as detailed in VHA’s policy manuals and program policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by the program director and/or outpatient manager.
III. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend all required trainings and in-services
- Maintain professional licenses/certificates
- High School Diploma
- Current CCAPP, CAADE or equivalent registration/certification; understanding, knowledge and experience in the area of drug, alcohol and opioid treatment and recovery.
- Highly recommended to have completed 1 semester of AOD studies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology and physiologic effects of methadone.
- Working knowledge of applicable portions of Title 9, CARF requirements, and Title 22.