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Substance Abuse Counselor Sasebo

2021-09-15 02:15:03
Substance Abuse Counselor Sasebo
Sasebo, Japan

Employment Type: Full Time

Clearance Requirements: N/A

FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)

Eligible for Remote Work: No

Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaskan Native Corporation accelerating the delivery of care and providing superior force health readiness across the Military, Federal, and Civilian landscapes. Goldbelt Glacier is committed to providing transformative and comprehensive health operational capabilities to support customers across scientific, clinical, technological, and program management areas.

S Ummary

As a part of the Goldbelt Glacier Team, you will be supporting the Naval Logistics Command with medical services for active-duty military personnel, their dependents, eligible DoD civilian employees, and other eligible beneficiaries designated by the Government. As a HealthCare Worker (HCW), you will be assigned to either a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or other Federal medical treatment facilities in... Japan.

The Substance Abuse Counselor provides drug and alcohol counseling to clients, utilizing their skills and knowledge to get to the underlying cause of addition, understand and advise addicts on how drugs/alcohol affect special health considerations such as pregnancy, mental health conditions, chronic health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Substance Abuse Counselors will evaluate the effectiveness of the individual treatment programs, keeping detailed notes on patient interaction and progress, and maintain strict confidentiality following best practices for their industry.

Essential Job Functions
• Perform a full range of Certified Addiction Counselor duties, in accordance with assignment under the task order and consistent with the scope of practice for profession, including but not limited to, medical care and treatment and patient education in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
• Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment, assist in developing programs, and service delivery relating to the Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program (SARP).
• Provide assessment of substance abuse and addiction with specific attention to how addiction affects different populations.
• Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification.
• Facilitate the placement and management of patients in appropriate levels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders.
• Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
• Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed by government supervisor.
• Attend and/or comply with all trainings and meetings as assigned by Command/Government Supervisor.
• Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program.
• Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
• Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions.
• Comply with the standards of The Joint Commission, applicable provisions of law, and the rules and regulations of any and all governmental authorities pertaining to licensure and regulation of health care personnel and medical treatment facilities, the regulations and standards of medical practice and the MTF’s medical staff bylaws.
• Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
• Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander.
• Attend and participate in various meetings as directed by government supervisor.
• The HealthCare Worker (HCW) shall comply with the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy and security policies of the treatment facility. Providers shall obtain/maintain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) in accordance with DOD and MTF policy/instruction, as applicable.
• Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
• Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.

Necessary Skills And Knowledge
• Adhere to and comply with the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and local instructions and notices in effect during the term of the contract.
• Practice aseptic techniques as necessary; comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
• Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
• Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
• Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
• Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
• Be able to comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and MTF instructions and policies.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Minimum Qualifications
• Education Requirement
• Possess an Associate of Arts degree in a behavioral science with specialized training in substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment, OR
• Completion of the Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) that leads to Navy Certification as Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.
• Possess and maintain one of the following certifications:
• The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors; OR
• The National Board of Certification Counselors; OR
• The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse OR
• Certification as a Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
• Possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license or certification as an Alcoholism and/or Drug Abuse Counselor in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
• HCW shall be in good standing, and under no restrictions, with the state licensure board in any state in which a license is held or has been held within the last 10 years.
• HCW shall be in good standing and under no sanction or suspension by the Federal Government.
• Possess and maintain current certification in either the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course.
• Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language fluently and maintain good communication skills with patients and other health care personnel.
• Ability to pass all background/suitability checks.
• A valid driver’s license; ability to travel locally as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
• A thorough understanding of the military lifestyle and experience working with military family members.
• Working knowledge of relevant military, state, federal, and local laws and resources.
• Highly developed written, oral, and presentation communication skills
Sasebo Nagasaki Japan
Substance Abuse Counselor Sasebo Goldbelt, Incorporated Sasebo
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