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Deltek Talent Management - ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR (CERT) - (21869)

Job Details


Facility Name
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
WASHINGTON, DC 20016 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description


The Certified Additions Counselor is responsible for providing chemical dependency services to patients under the supervision of the Program Director/Clinical Manager from the ages of 5-65+ that are congruent with the philosophy and standards of practice defined by the Nursing Department. Also supports and maintains the program philosophy, goals, and objectives.


Maintains medical record documentation that includes CD assessments and related documents. Attends and participates in staff report.

Interacts with patients in a purposeful and goal-directed manner. Interacts therapeutically with patients and demonstrates and understanding of basic principles of human behavior.

Verbalizes and demonstrates and awareness of the influences of behavior and personality of self and other staff on patient’s progress.

Presents lectures and leads groups as assigned.

Conducts and documents family/outside agency meetings in a timely manner according to medical records requirements

Documents a summary of patient’s progress in achieving goals and objectives weekly and at time of discharge.

Enforces PIW expectations in a non-punitive manner.

Keeps information related to patient’s identity, history, and course of treatment confidential.

Observes patient’s behavior and promptly detects behavior that may result in injury to patient and others.

Attends educational programs/classes directed towards meeting stated objectives for professional growth.

Demonstrates the ability to work with a variety of individuals regardless of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or sociological backgrounds.

Performs nursing interventions according to care plans, as delegated by the RN.

Observes changes in patients’ behavior and health condition and reports to RN.

Performs patient care procedures, such as vital signs, specimen collection, with technical skill, accuracy, and in a supportive manner.

Performs and ensures admission procedures are carried out efficiently and in a supportive manner. Collects pertinent data for patient assessment.

Teaches and reinforces unit’s philosophy and regulations to patients and visitors.

Implements the hospital and unit policies regarding safety and security. Conducts patient room checks according to unit policy, supervises patients in cafeteria, ensures appropriate procedures are followed in case of fire or fire drill, manages patient behavior and supervises groups closely to prevent injury and loss of control of patient and/or group.

Assists in organizing and implementing recreational activities for patients.

Performs all necessary tasks to facilitate delivery of nursing care on the unit, as delegated by the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse.

Escorts patients to scheduled activities off the unit in accordance with unit policy.

Job Requirements


High School Diploma.

Certification as Addiction Counselor, Level I (CAC) and DC licensure required. Must maintain both as a condition of continued employment.

Minimum of three (3) years experience in a job-related field.

Job Type: Full-time

Posted: 2018-12-14 Expires: 2019-01-12

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