Substance Use Disorder Professional
Company: Peninsula Community Health Services
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Substance Use Disorder Professional
Department: Behavioral Health
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Behavioral Health Program Director
Last Updated Date: September 17 , 2021
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
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
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
Oversee s medication calls.
Coordinate s counseling efforts with mental health professionals or
other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social
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
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
Abides by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
1996 in reference to all confidential information obtained through
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
Licensed in the State of Washington as a Social Worker
CPR Certification (required)
Valid driver's license (required)
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.
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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