Job Summary: Clinician provides therapeutic services for patients receiving substance use disorder treatment. Services include clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, brief therapeutic interventions, care plan development, case management, and referral to specialty 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 primary medical setting as well as part of the larger organization. Services uphold Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Standards. Clinician is actively involved in quality improvement, data monitoring, and in research projects. Clinician may act as a supervisor or mentor for Certified Addiction Counselors Level I or II clinicians, students, or other professionals.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Performs in accordance with evidence-based clinical framework; achieves high standards of care through the implementation of evidence based services and application of clinical policies and procedures for all patients and the OBHS clinic. Knowledge and the ability to comply with State, Federal and Agency mandated documentation. Keen understanding of the disease progression of psychiatric and substance use disorders and motivating persons for positive change. Possesses critical thinking skills that lead to the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Promotes the capacity to provide clinical assistance, emotional support and management skill building, or other necessary clinical care to patients when needed. Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality of patients' records.
Education: Graduation from a certified Master's Program in psychology or other related human services degree.
Experience: Typically 5000 hours or 2 1/2 years of clinical experience post master's degree.
Credentials: Licensed as an LPC required. CAC II or III or LAC preferred in addition to LPC.
Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR required.
All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location: Pavilion K
A ll 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, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of 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).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 865
About Denver Health
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.