Addiction Svcs Counselor II
- Location: Coon Rapids, MN
- Posted: Jun 7, 2019
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Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Childrens Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and womens and childrens services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.
Req ID: 55300
This position would work in the 2 East Addiction Inpatient Treatment unit as the admissions counselor.
Counselor will use the ASAM dimension levels of care, for risk ratings and scheduling of patients to the unit.
The Substance Abuse Counselor utilizes critical thinking skills in the counseling process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care
Provision of patient care is based on care management, quality/resource, stewardship, patient advocacy/customer service and role modeling
The Substance Abuse Counselor is accountable for professional practice of counseling and participation in the interdisciplinary care delivery model
Demonstrates knowledge and skill in care management
Demonstrates abilities as a role model
Participates in quality improvement activities to evaluate and improve patient care
Advocates for the patient and family to support patient/family rights and needs
Demonstrates customer service approach in care and interactions with others
Promotes an environment that encourages individual growth and nurtures professional practice
Coordinates client care management so that client/family needs are met
Completion of an accredited substance abuse training program and Bachelor Degree in Addiction studies or related field
Preferred two years experience in Substance Abuse field
Experience with pre-screening preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of the twelve core functions
Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team, excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, time management, initiative, critical thinking skills
Demonstrated ability to use electronic medical record, and / or computer skills related to use of internet and Microsoft office type applications
Demonstrated working knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct as outlined by MN Statute 4747.1400
Demonstrated knowledge of Rule 245G
Demonstrated knowledge of patient rights as outlined by state and federal law
Current and in good standing, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, through the State of MN
Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Requirement: documented 2 years freedom from chemical use problems
Monday- Friday Days 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.
The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.
Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
Population = 63,000
Service area = 413,500
Community Resource Links:
Community Information School Digger
Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education
Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press
Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune
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