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Substance Use Counselor

Company: PruittHealth
Location: Milledgeville
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionPruittHealth is a COVID-19 vaccine-mandated employer.JOB PURPOSE:Provides substance use education and counseling to all residents as assigned by the Medical Director. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the supervision of the Neuropsychologist/ Clinical Social Worker, the substance use counselor, will:1. - - - Have a basic understanding of addictions, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.2. - - - Be trained and demonstrate competency in facility drug testing protocols and procedures.3. - - - Provide drug testing as ordered by a physician following outlined facility policies and procedures. 4. - - - Provide drug test results to appropriate clinical staff. 5. - - - Organize, develop, and conduct support chapters of substance abuse organizations on campus including but not limited to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.6. - - - Organize, develop, and conduct self-help groups, recovery groups, and family groups for the purpose of support and education for a recovery process involving substance abuse.7. - - - Provide documentation of groups conducted, outcomes achieved, goals developed, modified, and completed. Document frequency and duration of treatment. 8. - - - Provide training on addiction/substance abuse to patients' families as well as individuals involved in direct patient care of the residents.9. - - - Work closely with the medical team to communicate about substance abuse care10. - Secure chapters and sponsors for patients prior to discharge in their local communities. 11. - Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in substance use theory and practice.12. - Treats a patient using therapeutic methods for substance use and, monitoring the effects of any interventions, and adjusting treatment where necessary.13. - Consults with the patient's Psychiatrist, Primary Care Physician, Nurses or other health care providers.14. - Assists with crisis intervention when needed and appropriate.15. - Writes and maintains patient and clinical records, including the type of treatment and substance use therapy. 16. - Follow ethical and legal policies, procedures and standards.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:--- - - - Maintains skills and knowledge through continuing education. Applies information to job responsibilities. --- - - - Participates in center/agency surveys (Licensure/JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports. --- - - - Attends and participates in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current skill sets, as required. --- - - - Attends and participates in mandatory in-services. --- - - - Honors patients/residents' rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints. --- - - - Complies with corporate compliance program. --- - - - Reports job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary. --- - - - Follows established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc. --- - - - Follows established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment. --- - - - Communicates well with patients/residents/clients and family members providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude to families, visitors, patients/residents/clients and responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor. - Answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner. --- - - - Demonstrates knowledge of emergency and disaster protocols --- - - - Working knowledge of policies and procedures for workplace safety, infection control, Standard Precautions for Blood Borne Pathogens, use of personal protective equipment and the handling of hazardous materials. QualificationsMINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Graduate with at least a bachelor's degreeMINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: One (1) year professional experience in the field as a substance use counselor. 5 years preferred. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications) Experience in providing treatment to individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Poly-Trauma along with program development and post-acute care medical conditions. For new hires to meet the requirements of PruittHealth's COVID-19 vaccination policy, a new hire must (a) have received their first shot prior to employment and complete their subsequent vaccine shots at the time interval required to become "fully vaccinated" or (b) obtain an approved exemption from the Organization as a medical or religious accommodation. A new hire must submit their intent to request an exemption after the new hire has signed the offer letter and prior to employment.Family Makes Us Stronger. Our family, your family, one family. Committed to loving, giving, and caring. United in making a difference. We are eager to connect with you! Apply Now to get started at PruittHealth!As a condition of employment at PruittHealth, all employees are required to provide proof of at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.Job: AdministrativePrimary Location: Georgia-MilledgevilleSchedule: Full-timeShift: 1st ShiftJob Posting: Jun 17, 2022, 9:12:48 AM

Keywords: PruittHealth, Macon , Substance Use Counselor, Other , Milledgeville, Georgia

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