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Addictions Counselor I MSMH

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.100000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: varied

Summary:
Provides a program of rehabilitative therapy to compliment the patient's total treatment plan. As part of a multidisciplinary team, provides alcoholism/addiction counseling and mental health services as a clinician under direct supervision. Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation as appropriate to the ages of patients served, based on the areas of clinical practice.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Associate's Degree and/or CASAC required
  • Q.H.P. Status within timeframe established by Director required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE
  • One (1) year experience in treatment with addicted populations required
  • Inpatient experience, experience with MICA clients, and computerized documentation preferred
  • Addictions field of expertise preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Answer telephones
  • Compose letters/memorandums
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain logs
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Proofread documents
  • Schedule appointments
  • CRT
  • Fax
  • Personal Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Must have adequate writing skills applicable to the job; pre-employment writing sample

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals
  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
  • May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to m any interruptions
  • Required Protective Equipment
    • Non-Sterile Medical Gloves
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