Substance Use Disorder Professional
Job Title: Substance Use Disorder Professional
Department: Health Services
Reports to: Behavioral Health Manager
FLSA Range: Exempt
TS Range: 7/8/9 DOQ ($23.74)
Prepared by: Kay Culbertson
Opening date: December 9, 2022
Closing date: Open until Filled
Summary: Engages patients to assist them with substance use disorder treatment for the Squaxin Island Tribal community and families. This is a full time position with full benefits located on the Squaxin Island Reservation in Shelton, WA coordinating treatment services to patients with dual diagnosis. This position works with a multi-disciplinary team that includes the medical, dental, and health promotion teams. One full time Counselor 3 or Counselor 4 position available.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned.
? Provides substance use disorder treatment services to clients at Squaxin Island Behavioral Health.
? Conducts assessments for admission to outpatient and makes appropriate referrals to inpatient treatment.
? Prepares and maintains accurate case files for patients utilizing electronic health record.
? Works with clients to complete Provide case management for an assigned caseload of patients per Behavioral Health Program policies and procedures, DASA WAC’s and CARF standards.
? Maintain accurate and timely documentation in patient records as per Behavioral Health Program policies and procedures.
? Facilitates patient group therapy sessions.
? Initiate and implement phone calls, correspondence, and progress reports with patients, referral sources, probation officers, after care providers, attorneys and others as appropriate.
? Develops and monitors treatment plan to include patient’s identified goals and objectives for treatment.
? Diagnose patients with Substance Use Disorders using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) criteria and determine the appropriate risks and levels of care utilizing The ASAM Criteria Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related and Co-Occurring Conditions.
? Ensures patients’ rights are upheld. Maintains patient and staff confidentiality according to Agency policies and procedures; state law; and federal regulations to include Confidentiality on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patients Records, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 and 164.
? Manages time and organizes work demands appropriately.
? Maintain confidentiality regarding patient/client information.
? Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service as required.
? Interact cooperatively and constructively and with timeliness with referring agencies and after care agencies and others with patient involvement.
? Identifies and explores barriers and their ramifications with attention to the patients’ associated readiness to change, attitudes and feelings. Examines alternative solutions and develops plans of action with the patients’ participation.
? Recognizes the need for case consultation by adhering to continued supervision including, but not limited to: case reviews, group supervision, individual case reviews, teach backs, role plays, and unsuccessful case reviews. Maintains contact with referring professionals and seeks assistance in matters that exceed the Counselor’s level of expertise and/or scope of practice.
? Inform supervisor of any problems potential or actual that affect safety or health of patients or staff.
? Maintain orderly office, coffee and supply area.
? Participate in quality assurance activities using appropriate forms, collects data, makes reports and corrects problems.
? Participate in data collection TARGET system, equivalent or substitute, enters into computer.
? Interacts positively with peers to build a cooperative team and enhance morale. Communicate respectfully and professionally, modeling effective, responsible style for patients.
? Interacts with all patients of the milieu as needed.
? Complete intakes and assessments as requested
? Accept assignments with the treatment program as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in health, human service area or related field, and one/two year’s experience as a licensed and certified chemical dependency treatment counselor OR an Associates Degree in health, human service area or related field and three/four years’ experience as a licensed and certified chemical dependency treatment counselor.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write, speeches and articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be a chemical dependency professional licensed by the
Department of Health. A valid Washington State driver’s License and proof of insurance; insurable by the Tribe’s insurance program (and able to transport patients). TB Test, and current CPR and first aid training certification required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and to sit; frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, handle or feel, and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, or taste or smell. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently be required to lift up to ten pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise of the work environment for this position is usually moderate.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.