Responsible for counseling patients/families with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (specifically opioid use disorder). Works as part of a multidisciplinary team. Performs individual counseling and may perform group counseling.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform patient assessments to determine presence of addiction or mental disorder as determined by level of academic preparation and licensure.
Develops and implements a behavioral health treatment plan as well as an aftercare plan.
Helps patients understand the root cause of their addiction along with triggering factors and then provides support and education on coping mechanisms.
Evaluate patient progress and revise treatment plan as needed.
Provides behavior modification therapy as needed.
Provides patient and family education about addiction and mental disorder
Monitors/evaluates patient progress and revises treatment plan as needed.
Identifies patients with urgent mental health conditions and makes appropriate referrals for a higher level of care.
Provides crisis intervention appropriate to professional licensure or refers as needed.
Works with Clinical Director to develop and implement appropriate group therapy sessions.
Communicates appropriately and clearly with supervisor, manager, co-workers, other departments and physicians.
Provides in-service training for co-workers as needed.
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.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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 in Social Work or counseling-related field and professional licensure (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker) required. Prefer additional licensure as an Addiction Counselor.
Current Montana licensure required.
Two years' work experience providing behavioral health services to persons with substance use disorder including opioid use disorder or equivalent experience required.
Experience working with Native American Indians, rural populations, and veterans.
Knowledgeable of community resources available to patients and families.
Demonstrated ability to motivate others to take personal responsibility and affect change.
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.