Denver Health is recruiting a Licensed Professional Counselor to join our Eastside Clinic team.
Clinician provides therapeutic services in the primary care medical setting 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.
1. SBIRT: Address initially positive SBIRT screens performed by medical assistants. Assess patient needs, provide brief intervention, and refer complex patients to treatment resources, both within the organization and the community. 2. Assessment: Complete biopsychosocial evaluation for patients with moderate or severe opioid use disorders referred for medication assisted therapy (MAT). The evaluation will include a comprehensive psychosocial history, ASAM placement criteria, readiness for change, and brief, validated assessment measures to evaluate trauma history, mood, and perceived level of functioning. 3. Intervention: Provides therapeutic intervention and case management for patients enrolled in the MAT program. Interventions may be take place in clinic or by telephone. Provide brief interventions for patients with other use disorders, including alcohol and tobacco. 4. Documentation: Complete appropriate documentation of therapeutic interventions in the medical record commensurate with organizational expectations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Clinician provides services in accordance with evidence-based clinical framework and is knowledgeable about effective practices in primary care medical settings. Possesses knowledge and understanding of the disease model of addiction, substance use disorders, psychiatric and physical health conditions. 2. Clinician has critical thinking skills as well as advanced written and oral communication skills. 3. Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality of patients' records. 4. Ability to promote health behavior change.
* Master's Degree (Required) 1. Three years of clinical experience post master's degree preferred.2. Clinical experience in a primary care medical setting preferred.
* Licensed Professional Counselor (Required) Licensure with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist. Licensure with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist. * Licensed Addiction Counselor (Required) Licensure as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC).Licensure as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Location Bernard F. Gipson Sr. Eastside Family Health Center
Work Type Full time
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, 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."
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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.