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Addictions Counselor (Medication Assisted Treatment)

Company: Wellpath
Location: Yuba City
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"

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About this role:
Provides treatment and support to assist patients in their recovery from addiction. Assists' with modifying problem behaviors. Maintains standards of professional counseling practice in accordance with clinic policies and procedures. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member to facilitate the best patient experience and positive clinical outcome. What you bring to the table:
Education:

* Graduate from an accredited College or University
* Bachelor's Degree in social or health services field, Master's preferred

Experience:

* Two years of experience in a counseling field
* Experience working directly with behavioral health or addiction recovery population preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

* Licensure or Clinical Certification as required by state in which employed

What you will do:

* Collects various forms of data pertaining to Medical, Mental Health and MAT services.
* Keeps record of information obtained during research. May include a database of information, hard files, etc.
* Assists with MAT grant tracking, including data entry to track MAT program accomplishments, outcomes, patient volume, revenue, etc.
* Conducts analyses of data. Interprets, draws conclusions, and discusses with administration staff.
* Prepares various reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be required.
* Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
* May co-facilitate assigned group or family sessions.
* Maintain a patient caseload under direct supervision based on state requirements.
* Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients.
* Acts as a liaison between referral sources and patients.
* Plan for aftercare for patients.
* Acts as a liaison with insurance carriers, as requested.
* Provides case management duties for patients; as needed.
* Complies with organizational policies, procedures and performance improvement initiatives.
* Responsible for ensuring records for patients are in full compliance with company or clinic policies, federal and state laws and regulations at all times.
* Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time;
* Attends MAT collaborative meetings and team meetings.
* Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position; complies with Human Resource requirements.
* Communicates and collaborates with providers and all members of the multi-disciplinary health care team as needed to facilitate MAT patient registries and community outreach activities.
* Works in partnership with addiction facilities, mental health and primary care agencies toward goals of collaborated care for patients
* Ability to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
* Ability to apply sound judgement beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
* Ability to remain alert at all times; pay close attention to detail.
* Ability to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
* Ability to be organized and data driven.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer Our investment in you:

* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
* Time off & leave benefits
* 401K
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Parental benefits
* Perks and discounts
* And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/ (https://wellpathcareers.com/#rewards)

Keywords: Wellpath, Yuba City , Addictions Counselor (Medication Assisted Treatment), Other , Yuba City, California

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