POSITION TITLE: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Manager
COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Psychiatrists, nursing staff, social workers, psychology, pediatrics, school districts, substance abuse treatment facilities, and community agencies.
TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide leadership in program development and operations by applying extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of chemical dependency, child development, behaviors, group process techniques and family intervention techniques for the Psychiatric Unit of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents. Assumes education and training responsibilities for others in the areas of chemical dependency and related treatment/education.
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
Acts as mediator between patients, relatives, medical staff, and outside agencies as needed.
Conducts individualized chemical dependency evaluations for patients referred by the attending physician. Facilitates individual, family, and group counseling for patients in chemical dependency program. Tracks patient progress in relation to treatment goals. Participates and facilitates therapeutic groups, plans and develops chemical dependency program, assists in the development of new groups, and trains staff to lead or co-lead groups. Facilitates development and achievement of individual treatment plans/goals and provides input regarding modification of treatment plans. Plans and coordinates follow up chemical dependency care, treatment and rehabilitation for discharged patients. Provides one-to-one counseling for patients as needed. Provides care as needed to all CPU patients. Reads and follows plan of care and ITP and anticipates and communicates needed changes. Documents response to treatment and communicates information to team. Anticipates crisis situations and uses crisis intervention techniques. Uses appropriate techniques for aggressive patients. Provides for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information. Documents care given in medical records.
Works with the treatment team to develop and provide parent/family education. Leads Multifamily Group on a regular basis.
·Serve as a Resource
Serves as a recognized subject expert on chemical dependency to the health care team. Utilizes knowledge and experience in creating professional growth opportunities for others. Works as an effective team member to provide total milieu treatment to CPU patients. Seeks and provide feedbacks regularly with staff and nurse managers. Takes leadership role in facilitation and improvement of team functioning. Attends and participates in meetings such as staff and milieu meetings.
Skills & Competencies
Capable of managing disruptive or aggressive patients appropriately
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
Taking responsibility for guiding others' actions and providing direction to a group; stepping forward to take the lead in addressing difficult issues and making tough judgment calls
·Physical Stamina - Moderate
Possess physical stamina sufficient to perform moderate lifting, frequent stooping, and extensive standing/walking
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Bachelor of Psychology OR related discipline AND LCDC III or LICDC
·3 years related experience
·Demonstrated achievement of clinical excellence Preferred: