Responsible for counseling patients and/or families with mental and/or substance use disorders. Is a part of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare workers. Performs individual and group counseling. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to perform patient assessments to determine presence of addiction or mental disorder as determined by level of academic preparation and licensure.
Ability to develop and implement a plan of treatment, continuing care and discharge plans for the patient and/or family.
Ability to perform unit specific competencies to include the performance of counseling and provision of clinical services (see skills checklist)
Able to evaluate patient progress and revise treatment plan as needed.
Provides patient and family education about addiction and mental disorder
Knowledgeable of community resources available for patients and families.
Assists with case management responsibilities for assigned patients.
Demonstrates the ability to perform crisis intervention.
Communicates appropriately and clearly with supervisor, manager, co-workers, other departments and physicians.
Develops implements and coordinates educational classes and therapy programs.
Presents educational programs to the community, schools and other groups.
Participates in active care planning and patient case reviews.
Deescelates patient behavioral responses.
Documentation meets standards and policies.
Treats patients and families with professionalism, respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Functions as a mentor for student interns.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible and organized; functions well during stressful and/or emergency situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Stays current with new techniques, advances through seminars, conferences, continuing education classes, professional societies and journals, etc.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Master's Degree or Bachelors Degree in Social work or counseling related field or specialized preparation in addictions counseling with License as an Addiction Counselor.
Bachelors and Master's degree employees --Licensure as a social worker, licensed professional counselor or family therapist to be attained within 36 months of hire.
Bachelors degree employees - Licensure as an addictions counselor to be attained within 36 months of hire.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Basic computer knowledge, data entry and/or word processing.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see Description of Physical Demands.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.