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Substance Abuse Assessment Clinician
Job Code:22-230-001
Campus/Location:Evans Campus
FT/PT Status:FT
Work Hours:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Responsibilities:
This is a grant funded position that will be reviewed on a annual basis. 

1. Efficiently and accurately completes, but not limited to, the comprehensive assessment, ASAM, level of care recommendation, progress notes, and referrals for all patients. 

2. Accurately complete, analyze, and submit needed grant related information. 

3. Attains and maintains a working knowledge of 12 core functions of addiction and 12-Steps Programs and other recovery support group options.

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

5. Unfailingly works closely with all program leadership to coordinate patient care, admission to programs, and treatment recommendations. 

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

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

8. Appropriate use of time management to ensure time is used efficiently and patient care is provided in a timely and efficient manner.  

9. Appropriately handles difficult situations with co-workers and patients. Works with other staff to ensure patient needs are met.

10. Identifies problems and works together with solving.  Shares job responsibilities evenly and helps others when needed.

11. Promotes an overall professional presentation to co-workers, patients, and patient’s collateral sources.    Conducts self in professional and ethical manner with co-workers and patients.  
12. Dependably works hours that are needed to ensure the needs of the department are met. 

13. Routinely 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. Will continuously observe 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. Will attain/maintain competency with agency electronic health record and use it effectively within required time frames.

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

22. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or related field and (1) one year of experience providing direct care services in a behavioral health setting. CAP preferred. Must be able to attain competency with the electronic health record and use it effectively within required timeframes. Requires a valid Florida driver’s license, a good driving record, current auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle