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Clinician I
Job Code:20-107-011
Campus/Location:TLC Campus
FT/PT Status:FT- 40 hrs/wk - Hourly
Work Hours:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Responsibilities:
Highly responsible position providing substance abuse assessment and referrals to patients on the Crisis Stabilization Units who present with co-occurring diagnoses and would benefit from substance use treatment.

1. Effectively performs the following tasks in thorough and accurate manner: Substance Abuse assessments, staffing with clinical supervisors as needed, referrals within the electronic health system to the appropriate level of care. 

2. Efficiently and accurately completes BPS assessment for all referred patients. 

3. Successfully attains and maintains a working knowledge of 12 core functions of addiction and 12-Steps Programs.

4. Routinely displays basic knowledge of symptoms of mental health issues. Appropriate use of ASAM and DSM-V for provision of accurate referrals.

5. Consistently strives to improve patient care and record keeping and to respond positively to peer and supervisory feedback to improve service delivery.

6. Effectively thinks and functions in a crisis situation with minimal supervision.  Reports to supervisor any problems in program effectiveness.  

7. Appropriately uses time management to ensure time is used efficiently and patient care is provided in a timely and efficient manner.  

8. Effectively handles difficult situations with co-workers and patients. Reliably works with other staff to ensure patient needs are met.

9. Promptly identifies problems and works together towards solutions. Shares job responsibilities evenly and helps others when needed.

10. Consistently promotes an overall professional presentation to co-workers, patients, and patient’s collateral sources.    Reliably conducts self in professional and ethical manner with co-workers and patients.  

11. Routinely willing to take on additional duties to assist supervisor and co-workers.  Dependably works hours that are needed to ensure the needs of the department are met. 

12. Actively involved in professional associations outside of SalusCare, such as FADAA, CBAPF, Florida School of Addiction Studies, etc.

13. Regularly displays a working knowledge of applicable state & federal laws, SalusCare, and department policies and procedures.

14. Consistently complies with mandates of all SalusCare/DCF/CARF and other applicable fund source regarding documentation - including quality and timeliness.  

15. Continuously observes confidentiality as per company standards. This will include written communications within and outside SalusCare, including reports to referral sources.  

16. Reliably attends relevant meetings/committees and offers improvement suggestions. Regularly shows a willingness to assist supervisory staff in implementing new policies and procedures.

17. Maintains a minimal monthly productivity level of 80% of work hours in direct services as defined by program standards.

18. Routinely demonstrates good attendance and reliability by doing the following: consistently reports to work on time; reliable work performance; no abuse of leave/PTO policy; adequately plans leave and makes every effort to cover responsibilities in exigencies and coordinates training/workshops/meetings with supervisor as necessary.  

19. Utilizes staff training opportunities to enhance skills needed for delivery of patient services.  Obtains a minimum 16 hours of training per year and attends all mandatory training.  Meets CEU requirements for licensure/certification as applicable.

20. Swiftly attains/maintains competency with agency electronic health record and uses it effectively within required time frames.

21. Consistently displays cultural competence and sensitivity and ensures services provided incorporate patient-specific cultural values.

22. Successfully completes other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a human services field required; CAP preferred.
  • Requires one (1) year of experience working with individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
  • Must have general knowledge of co-occurring disorders in order to best serve our population of patients. 
  • Requires a valid Florida driver’s license, a good driving record, current auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle.
  • Computer skills in Windows operating systems; must be able to attain competency with company electronic health record and use it effectively within required time frames.