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Chemical Dependency Counselor (Care Navigator)

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Providence is calling a Full Time/Day Shift Chemical Dependency Counselor (Care Navigator) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking an Chemical Dependency Counselor (Care Navigator) who will provide support to and build relationship with patients who have a chemical dependency diagnosis to ensure a successful transition from ED/hospital to the community and to reduce re-admission to the ED/Hospital. Support includes brief assessment of status of chemical dependency issues, assessment of readiness for change, identification of coverage for services, referral to appropriate services and follow-up to ensure services are received. Serves as a link between organizations serving persons with chemical dependency needs and the Medical Center to improve coordination of services.

In this position you will:

* ASSESSMENT: Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, mental capacity and incapacity, mental illness, adult protection, domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, psychosocial crisis, bereavement, and mental illness. Interviews and observes the patient to assess the disease process of substance abuse and behavioral health issues; including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, education needs, cognitive status, and safety. Provide chemical dependency assessments standards and gathers data from family members and assesses patient/family and resources for the purpose of developing plan of care * TREATMENT/INTERVENTION: Demonstrate effective clinical judgment, and provides appropriate therapeutic interventions, to address denial, progression of the diseases of addiction, substance abuse treatment, and behavioral health diagnoses. Communicates the treatment plan and after care plans to the patient, family and all providers, units, and referring agencies. Provide behavioral and medical intervention recommendations. Develop and coordinate the plan of care with both medical and nursing staff throughout the course of stay. Assist with the transfer or exparte of patients that need to receive treatment in another setting * DOCUMENTATION/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Document appropriately in EPIC. Treat all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Nursing managers and coordinators shall have access to the complete medical record of patients under their care for clinical or health care operation purposes, and may be reviewed by the Privacy Officer or designee. All members of the nursing staff shall have access to the complete medical record of patients who are on the floor or unit to which the staff member is assigned while on duty and working and all may be subject to review by the Privacy Officer or designee. Prepare quarterly CBISA statistical reports and submits to Community Benefit Department. Prepare an annual report on the program outcomes and impact * DISCHARGE PLANNING: Collaborate with physicians, unit team members, discharge planners, social workers to support substance abuse and behavioral health treatment needs. Facilitate referrals to PHSA agencies and community agencies. Receive hospital and community referrals and meets with patient in-person or by phone before they leave the hospital or Emergency Department whenever possible in order to explain the Navigation program. Phone contact for those who have not been able to be met with in-person. Ensures the patient is aware of and has follow up appointments with physician and ancillary providers and arranges transportation if needed. Monitors if follow-up appointments have been successful * EDUCATION: Facilitate conferences, training sessions, and lectures to community mental health personal to assist in expanding community understanding of substance abuse and mental health personnel to assist in expanding community understanding of mental and emotional problems as time allows: providing inservice training for Breakthrough, MHU, and PAMC. Attends and participates in patient care/treatment team meetings. Establish and help maintain relationships with the substance abuse and mental health providers. Coordinates and provides inservices. Increase knowledge and awareness of Providence Breakthrough Treatment programs. Provide information to PHSA staff about behavioral health services available to them and their families. Supervises social work students from UAA or other social work programs * CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION: Build relationships between medical, behavioral health, and substance abuse units. Communicate interventions and treatment planning with all team members. Provide consultation to discharge planners for the facilitation of applications for follow-up care programs in and outside the PHSA system. Serve as a liaison between Hospital and public and private organizations serving persons with chemical dependency to improve coordination of care. * RISK MANAGEMENT: Cooperate fully in all risk management activities and investigations. * Perform additional duties, within scope, as assigned

Required qualifications for this position include:

* Associate's Degree or higher in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or health related field * Must seek substance abuse counselor certification within two years of employment * 3 years experience in acute care settings to include substance abuse and dual diagnosis, thorough knowledge of disease progression of substance abuse, working with chemical dependency clients, and discharge planning ability to access appropriate referral sources

Preferred qualifications:

* Completion of CADC or CATC program

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Burbank , Chemical Dependency Counselor (Care Navigator), Other , burbank, California

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