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CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR (CAC)

Universal Health Services


Location:
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Date:
04/28/2017
Job Code:
51164
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CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR (CAC)

Job Code:  51164
Facility: Summit Ridge
Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, GA US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
  SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Our talented team of professionals provide caring and professional inpatient and support services to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis.

  Join a fast-paced team as a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC).  Primarily responsible for counseling with patients in the Addictive Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program.  Works closely with other members of the Outpatient treatment team to insure provision of quality care.

 
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

 -         Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field

-         Certification as an Addictions Counselor (imminent eligibility may be considered depending upon experience – individuals hired without certification are expected to gain certification within one year of hiring)

-         Minimum of three years experience with addicted patients

Position Tasks:         

1.      Clinical Responsibilities:

2.      Performs substance abuse and psychosocial assessments

3.      Works with treatment team in staff meetings to formulate the diagnosis, Diagnostic Summary, Treatment Plan, Discharge Plan, etc.

4.      Plans, organizes, and facilitates group therapies

5.      Conducts individual and family therapy as needed to enhance the patients’ treatment experience

6.      Documents the patients’ treatment experience according to hospital and regulatory agency requirements

7.      Assists in facilitating communication of clinical information, allowing for effective utilization of patients’ resources, continuity of care and effective discharge planning
Programmatic Responsibilities:    

8.      Participates actively in program development and improvement (PI)

9.      Participates in efforts to monitor program effectiveness

10.  Assists with initiatives designed to improve compliance with regulatory agency requirements


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