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ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR - (116242)

Universal Health Services
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Provide counseling and case management services while also being responsible for monitoring and delivering high quality services to co-occurring diagnosed/chemically dependent patients. Primary responsibilities include: Coordination of the full continuum of care; Assessment and documentation of clinical needs; Implementing and delivering individual, group therapy and educational services; preparation of PCPC reports. The provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu; Crisis intervention; And full participation with the multidisciplinary team toward meeting a patients treatment plan objectives. Discharge planning and referrals to community resources as required.

Job Requirements

:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate ability to provide clinically appropriate care to varied populations, including chemically dependent and co-occurring diagnosed adult patients. Facilitate all clinical interventions and document fully. Work with internal departments & external resources to facilitate treatment.

Education & Experience:Masters Degree with a major in psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, or other related field which includes a practicum in a health and human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.

Licensure/Certification: Clinical/Social Work licensure in commonwealth of Pennsylvania is preferred

Knowledge: Must possess knowledge of co-occurring disorders / chemical dependency treatment approaches, motivational interviewing, 12 Step Program recovery philosophies, basic counseling group processes, therapeutic relationships, age-specific growth and developmental conditions impacting treatment, limit setting and behavior management, crisis prevention and intervention techniques, understanding of funding sources, community resources, and discharge planning.

Job Specific Responsibilities: 1. Effectively and appropriately completes the orientation, assessment, and evaluation process within the established time frame.

2. Effectively completes the Comprehensive Individual Treatment Planning process within established time frame.

3. Develops measurable and realistic goals and desired outcomes.

4. Identifies appropriate therapeutic interventions based on assessment, identified issues, discharge plan, and estimated length of stay.

5. Documents in progress notes the patients progress towards treatment goals.

6. Provide individual, group and family counseling related to the individual treatment plan and other recovery-related growth, change, and development issues.

7. Observes, monitors, updates and documents patient compliance with the treatment process.

8. Communicates progress and activities related to the discharge and continuing care on an ongoing basis to the patient, family, treatment team, referral source, and other individuals involved in the patients care. Communicates continuing care plan to aftercare provider.

9. Ensures adequate disposition arrangements and schedules aftercare appointments.

10. Uses effective communication skills in interpersonal interactions with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team.

11. Written documentation is legible, clear, concise and timely.

12. Completes other duties as assigned by Clinical Supervisor of CD/Director of CD.

13. Adheres to Mission and Values of Fairmount Behavioral Health.

Trainings/Competencies: Handle with Care, Verbal De-escalation, CPR, EMTALA, Hand Hygiene, Assessment and Prevention of Risk, Patient Observation Rounds, Therapeutic Boundaries, Therapeutic Milieu, Infection Control, Informed Consent, Circumstantial Life Changes, Patient Bathroom Competency, Code of Conduct, Group Expectations, Patient Advocate, Patient Belongings, Fire Safety, Workplace Violence, Patient Safety Discharge Process, All Staff Safety Test, All Staff Clinical Safety Test, Documentation, HIV/STD Training, must complete 25 hours of training per DDAP each year and other assignments as assigned by the facility.

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull, and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stooping. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

This job description in no way states of implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Chemical Dependency Counselor will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the Chemical Dependence Director, Clinical Supervisor, and/or Nurse Manager.

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Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-04-02

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