Addictions Counselor

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Apr 04, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Addictions Counselor-1800819

Position Summary


At Stony Brook Medicine, our Addictions Counselors are experienced in applying client Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) techniques to more successfully identify potential substance use problems among patients.


Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care and effectively respond to changing patient needs by making decisions based on ethical principles and adhering to our high standard of excellence.



Duties of an Addictions Counselor may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Screen Patients – identify patients who need further assessment or treatment for substance use disorders.
  • Offer Brief Intervention – Single session or multiple sessions of motivational discussion within the time constraints and regulations for all emergency service areas and outpatient areas as needed.
  • Make Referrals to Treatment – Referral to specialized treatment is provided to patients/families identified as needing more extensive treatment than offered by the SBIRT program.
  • Provide Consultation, Advice & Instruction – Offer guidance and feedback to faculty, staff and residents pertaining to SBIRT process, community resources and supports.
  • Maintain Up-to-Date Knowledge – Participate in County meetings pertaining to addiction and actively report community resource information, new programs/services and the like to faculty, staff and others within the hospital serving interfacing with patients with addictions.
  • Ensure Quality - Monitor that addiction measures are completed and tracked, i.e. CORE measures and OMH regulatory requirements.

  • Qualifications


    Required Qualifications: Credentialed as an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) within NYS or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). At least two year's experience in Alcohol Substance Abuse Counseling.


    Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in a medical setting.



    Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

    All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.


    The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.



    The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


    This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


    IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police


    Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Specialist
    Job Field: Professional Clinical
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Social Services - Care Management-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Schedule: Full-time Evening Shift 2:00PM - 12:00AM or 12:00PM - 10:00PMSocial Services - Care Management-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Posting Start Date: Apr 3, 2018
    Posting End Date: May 3, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with Experience
    Salary Grade: SL3

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