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Certified Recovery Specialist

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

Primary duty of this position is to provide comprehensive substance use disorder case management including assessment, coordination of admission and / or referral to community programs for patients admitted to a St. Luke's Emergency Department. In addition, this position supports requests and assists other hospital services in accessing the network substance use disorder services. 1. Screening for patients presenting with substance use disorder needs in the Emergency Department and makes referral recommendations and arrangements for the appropriate level of care.
2. Interacts with the ED physician/team to facilitate admission decisions, external placements, community linkages and discharge plans as indicated by the treatment planning process.
3. Serves as a liaison for other hospital / network sites. Supports the requests of other patient care areas regarding patients with substance use disorders, when able.
4. Interacts as necessary and required with the County Drug and Alcohol office and with the local Center of Excellence to make referrals, follow up appointments and to adhere to requirements regarding documentation.
5. Demonstrates understanding and maintains knowledge of Department of Drug and Alcohol Program regulations and procedures.
6. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment options, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
7. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. Documentation is completed in a professional and timely manner, and in accordance with hospital policy.
8. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
9. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
10. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
11. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
12. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
13. Attends department staff meetings a minimum of 75% of the time and trainings relevant to the position. Participates in activities which promote personal/professional development. Serves on assigned hospital and/or unit based councils.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Certified Recovery Specialist, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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