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Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Emergency Room

Company: Eisenhower Medical Center
Location: Rancho Mirage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

* Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
* The position is responsible for coordinating services to address the complex needs of substance using patients and their families; providing assessment, supportive counseling and interventions for patients of the emergency department.

* Reports to
* Director-Emergency Department

* Supervises
* None

* Ages of Patients
* Varies

* Blood Borne Pathogens
* Minimal

* Qualifications
* Education
* Bachelor Degree or higher in health related field preferred

* Licensure/Certification
* Active CADC

* SBIRT or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire

* Experience
* Required: at minimum, 3 years substance use counseling

* Preferred: hospital or medical experience

* Serving as liaison between health care providers

* Working with community substance use programs

* Experience providing services to behavioral health clients preferred

* Essential Responsibilities
* Completes assessment of patients according to professional standards. Documents using facts only without attitude, judgment or opinions. Includes all telephone calls made with person's name and phone number.

* Conducts a discharge planning needs assessment and develops a post-acute care plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet desired goals for the next step in the continuum.

* Communicates to patient/family, and interdisciplinary team members their options and plans for ongoing substance use treatment. Communicates to patients their choices regarding post-acute care plans, and respects these choices as defined by federal, state and regulatory requirements.

* Updates the team as to the status of the after-care plans. Re-evaluates and revises the plan as additional information is acquired and keeps patient/family and team informed of changes in the plan.

* Maintains current knowledge and awareness of payer/reimbursement practices.

* Develops strong relationships with community substance use resources to ensure appropriate patient access after discharge. Completes timely referrals to post-acute care providers, ensuring efficient patient flow and adherence to federal and regulatory requirements.

* Provides crisis intervention, supportive counseling and advocacy to assist patients and/or family with adjustment.

* Helps patient/family understand, accept and follow medical recommendations within the context of self-determination.

* Serves as a resource to hospital staff and physicians concerning substance use issues.

* Facilitates resource acquisition for the unfunded patient, as available.

* Provides education to patient and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment, discharge plan and/or life situation.

* Serves as a resource to members of the interdisciplinary team and patient/family regarding coverage issues, discharge options and community resources. Participates in team meetings.

* Documents according to hospital policy.

* Collaborates with supervisor to promote continuous process improvement, which results in efficiency, cost effectiveness, and the highest level of clinical excellence.

* Calls in and writes APS, CPS, domestic violence reports when warranted.

* Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and reports suspected violations.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Springs , Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Emergency Room, Other , Rancho Mirage, California

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