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Substance Use Disorder Professional

Company: Peninsula Community Health Services
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Substance Use Disorder Professional

Department: Behavioral Health
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Behavioral Health Program Director
Last Updated Date: September 17 , 2021

Job Summary
The Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) is responsible for providing substance use treatment services to patients in an outpatient setting. The SUDP will assist in completing activities related to various cross functional projects in support of the program goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serve s as a contact for patient issues or concerns.
Complete s and maintain s accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information .
Counsel s p atients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
Interview s patients , review s records, and confer s with other professionals to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program .
Develop s patient treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and patient histories.
Review s and evaluate s patients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
Intervene s as an advocate for patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
Modif ies treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.
Oversee s medication calls.
Coordinate s counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.
Provide s patients or family members with information about addiction issues and available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
Coordinate s activities with courts, probation officers, community services, or other post-treatment agencies.
Act s as liaisons between patients and medical staff.
Plan s or implement s follow-up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment programs.
Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples .
In school-based health center, c ollaborate s with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students address behavioral health needs .
In school-based health center, d eliver classroom guidance lessons on topics, such as bullying, suicide prevention and substance use disorder .
In school-based health center, id entify and report possible cases of neglect or abuse .
Responsible to learn about and implement trauma-informed practices, as a key component to wellness, within the scope of work for this position.
Abides by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 in reference to all confidential information obtained through job tasks.
Other duties as assigne d

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to receive and respond to feedback
Ability to keep information confidential
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Time-management and organizational skills
Perform job with professionalism and good judgment

Five (5) years of experience in Substance Use Disorder treatment in a healthcare setting (preferred)
Licensed in the State of Washington as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (required)
Licensed in the State of Washington as a Social Worker (preferred)
CPR Certification (required)
Valid driver's license (required)

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position does not include supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
This job operates in a clinical and/or outreach setting.
Required to talk, hear, see, and sit/stand.
Frequentl y required to move around the facility.
Use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms .
Climb or balance and stoop, kneel , crouch or crawl.
Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
May be exposed to mechanical parts and moderate noise levels.

Reasonable accommodations may be available to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity
Peninsula Community Health Services is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not exclude persons from employment or application for employment from receipt of or participation in programs, activities, services on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, military status, marital status, religion, the presence of a physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Peninsula Community Health Services, Seattle , Substance Use Disorder Professional, Other , Bremerton, Washington

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