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Substance Use Disorder OperJob Summary
Clinician provides therapeutic services in the outpatient specialty clinic for patients receiving substance use disorder treatment. Patient and family services may include clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, brief therapeutic interventions, care plan development, case management, and referral to other medical services. Clinician utilizes an evidence-based framework with a multicultural and trauma-informed lens to support patients in their path to recovery. Clinician maintains active caseload and appropriate documentation of services in the electronic health record. Clinician functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team in the outpatient setting as well as part of the larger organization. Services uphold Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Licensure Standards. Clinician is actively involved in quality improvement, data monitoring, and in research projects.
Responsible for direct patient care. All documentation must clearly address the patient's individual life areas, in need of clinical support, to achieve positive clinical outcomes. Facilitates both educational and therapeutic groups as well as individual sessions and fundamental case management. (15%)
Provides basic on-the-job training of assigned duties and assists the supervisor with the day-to-day activities; will reliably provide input regarding corrective action and performance appraisals. (15%)
Supplemental clinical supervision and case consultation for assigned team members
Monitor clinical progression
Caseload distribution (15%)
Development and tracking support of Gemba metrics
Promotes alignment of team members with Denver Health strategic initiatives
Supports monitoring of compliance with Federal, State and Accreditation bodies (Random audits of clinical documentation)
Develop & sustain standard of work (15%)
Documents legibly, while accurately reflecting the patient's clinical progression per regulatory and state guidelines. Responds to patient and referral needs, maintains a safe environment of care and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality. (10%)
Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications. (10%)
Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen. (10%)
Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care. (10%)
Master's Degree from a certified Master's program in psychology, counseling, social work, or other related human services degree. Required
1-3 years Typically 3 years of clinical experience post master's degree Required
LPC-Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC State Licensing Board Required and
LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW State Licensing Board Required and
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
ACD-Licensed Addiction Counselor - NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Performs patient care in accordance with evidence-based clinical framework; achieves high standards of care through the implementation and supervision of evidence based services and application of clinical policies and procedures for all patients and staff within a variety of BHS clinic settings.
Knowledge and the ability to audit for compliance of State, Federal and Agency mandated documentation.
Possesses critical thinking skills that lead to the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Provides both clinical care and basic administrative assistance.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Outlook, Word.
Days (United States of America)
$80,325.00 - $86,625.00 / yr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
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Learning- We educate the next generation
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.