Works closely with the medical providers and care coordination team.
Provides individualized and evidence-based substance use recovery services to patients identified in various Cook County Health and Hospital System's locations including Emergency Department (ED), Ambulatory Community Health Network (ACHN) sites, Community Triage Center or Cermak Health Services.
engage clients in treatment through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques
work with clients to develop a Recovery Plan that addresses their comprehensive needs
completes screenings for substance use disorders for patients in the ED setting, ACHN sites or Cermak health services. Assesses for patient's readiness for treatment and appropriate level of care, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
assists patients in identifying goals related to reduction or abstinence of substance use. Assess for potential barriers to meeting recovery goals, and assist patient with implementing plans to achieve recovery goals
implements contingency Management in accordance with project protocols
provides education to patients on ways to reduce or abstain from high-risk substance use behavior
educates patients on Naloxone/Narcon overdose prevention. Facilitates patients' ability to access and obtain overdoes prevention kits
provides information regarding results of screening, assessment, and plan of care to appropriate members of the health care team
connects patients to recovery oriented community resources, including 12-step programs, SMART recovery meetings, treatment facilities, sober living environments, etc.
performs supportive tasks for patients, such as appointment scheduling, referrals to community based resources and directions on how to access,, and follows up after all activities to determine success
performs follow-up calls to patients following discharge from ED, inpatient, clinic visits, incarcerations, or treatment facilities
supports efforts to locate patients. This may include calling medical homes, substance abuse treatment facilities, driving past last known address and meeting patients in the community.
facilitate didactic and therapeutic groups and activities aimed at increasing recovery behaviors
utilize internal and external organizational resources to facilitate engagement and retention in recovery services
documents all activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include medical records, care management systems, or other systems in alignment with team's quality improvement efforts
retrieves documents from organization to support effective transitions
completes all education activities/training as requested
participates in interdisciplinary Rounds as requested
participates in regularly scheduled team meetings
CADC, CRADC, MAAT or MISA certification from IAODAPCA
2 years' prior experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, completing screenings, assessments, providing education, and completing case management activities
1 year experience facilitating therapeutic or educational groups
high school diploma or GED
1 year experience working with a culturally diverse population
Valid IL driver's license plus ability to have driving privileges through agency's insurance program
strong documentation skills; extensive documentation of required activities, strong data entry skills (Carelogic)
Comprehensive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.
Chicago's largest provider of treatment for substance use disorders with over 30 clinical programs delivered through a six-story, three building complex located in the West Loop area of Chicago