Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
June 6, 2018
Queens, New York
$38-40K with the training and $45-52k with the license.
CASAC or CASAC-T (If CASAC-T, must obtain CASAC within one year of employment).
Must be CPR certified, if transporting patients must be certified in First Aide.
Under the direction of the Director, engages a selected population of patients upon admission prepares the patient for discharge and conducts post discharge follow up with patients, collects all data and documents interactions in the clinical record. Will provide educational seminars for patients currently engaged in treatment and will work collaboratively will a multi-disciplinary team in an effort to reduce patient recidivism.
Responsibility: Works independently in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates problem- solving and problem-prevention skills.
Sensitivity: Displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers and demonstrates good communication skills and empathy.
Timeliness: Recognizes time as a customer's most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients' and co-workers' needs.
Accuracy: Works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
Coordination: Organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organizational skills and utilizes resources wisely.
Thoroughness: Meets all of the requirements of the position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on services.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Will engage a selected population of patients on admission, prepare the patient for discharge and conduct post discharge follow up for assigned patients and documents the outcome in the patient clinical record.
Will conduct educational lectures regarding continuum of care
Will collect data and report monthly to Program Director. Will report trends as needed.
Collaborates with other disciplines in the formulation of a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care
Assists with admission, discharges and transfers, if applicable.
Observe patients giving urine samples when assigned.
Participates in the development and implementation of the Quality Improvement program.
Documents all relevant information in patient electronic medical records within prescribed time frame.
Prepares diagnostic summaries, recovery care plans, maintains progress notes, and contacts as required, with EAP/Referrer and health insurance provider.
Refers patients to specific agencies for continued care as needed.
Keeps Director and/or Administrators informed regarding changing conditions of patient and/or other pertinent observations.
Maintains patient information and medical records in accordance with 42 CFR, Part 2.
Utilize HMS, eCR, and other computer systems to maintain census and complaint documentation.
Responsible for being able to navigate the ECR system in a timely fashion, fluently and effectively.
Accurately document all relevant information in patients ECR within a prescribed timeframe.
Conduct/document: psychosocial assessments, diagnostic summaries, patient progress in treatment, discharge summaries in patient electronic medical record.
Ensure all electronic medical charts are up to the expected standard from the admission process through the discharge process.
Documents all care and activities of patients.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Performs other assignments as delegated or required.