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Counselor

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Evaluates and counsels patients with chemical dependency issues.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, counseling, or psychology with an emphasis in chemical dependency required.
        • A minimum of 2 years' experience as a chemical dependency counselor.
        • Experience
          • Substance abuse and treatment modalities
          • Mental illness as it relates to chemical abuse, milieu and team approach to therapy
          • Community resources for the chemically dependent and treatment planning
          • Giving individual care, patient observation and assessment
          • Oral and written communication.
          • License/Certifications
            • Substance Abuse Certificate by the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse preferred.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
              • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
              • Ability to learn, retain, and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Balancing
                      • Climbing
                      • Carrying
                      • Crawling
                      • Crouching
                      • Distinguish colors
                      • Kneeling
                      • Lifting
                      • Pulling/Pushing
                      • Reaching
                      • Standing
                      • Stooping/bending
                      • Twisting
                      • Walking
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Hearin
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Seeing/Visual
                        • Speaking/talking
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Keyboarding/typing
                          • Sitting
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                              • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                              • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
                                • Essential Job Functions
                                  • Essential Functions I
                                    • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
                                      • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
                                      • Introduces self by name.
                                      • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
                                      • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
                                      • Treatment staff meetings.
                                        • Consistently attend and participate in staff meetings.
                                        • Policies and procedures.
                                          • Knowledgeable of department and hospital policies and procedures.
                                          • Patient education.
                                            • Develops program lectures and educational activities for patients and their families.
                                            • Knowledge of confidentiality and legal responsibilities.
                                              • Obtains release of information, correctly completing the form, prior to any discussion with third parties.
                                              • Patient assessment.
                                                • Assessment is in compliance with the requirements of all needed standards to include the needs of the physicians in the area of substance abuse.
                                                • Family participation.
                                                  • Consistently ensures family involvement, when available, in the treatment of the patient.
                                                  • Completion of treatment plans.
                                                    • Individualizes the patient treatment plan and allows for coordination of goals and actions in conjunction with the other appropriate team members.
                                                    • Direct patient care to include individual and group sessions using appropriate therapeutic techniques.
                                                      • Exhibits good professional judgment and knowledge to assure that all therapy sessions are conducted on a regular basis and that they are therapeutic.
                                                      • Follow up care with patients.
                                                        • Ensures that appropriate follow-up care is planned, communicated, and implemented.
                                                        • Insures that other team members are aware of and in approval with plan, including physicians.
                                                        • Documentation.
                                                          • Complete all documentation in the patient records in a timely manner ensuring complete accuracy and compliance with all standards.
                                                          • Participates in on-going educational programs.
                                                            • Ensures that licensure/certification requirements are met.
                                                            • Attends seminars, workshops, classes to maintain knowledge and brings that knowledge to work by developing new programs and teaching new concepts to the team members.
                                                            • Provides educational and promotional programs to the community and appropriate agencies.
                                                              • Presents to community agencies the dual diagnosis program.
                                                              • Provides detailed information on services offered and education on what those services mean to the patient and the community.
                                                              • Essential Functions II
                                                                • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                                • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                                • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Counselor, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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