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Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Regions Hospital
St Paul

Job Description

The Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor will provide substance use screening, brief interventions, and referrals to assessment and treatment for Regions Hospital patients. The counselor will respond to consultation, treatment team, and patient/family requests. The counselor will utilize substance use disorder screening tools, provide time-limited counseling to patients and families, and connect patients to services. The counselor will be responsible for helping patients navigate their insurance benefits and eligibility, will obtain prior authorizations if necessary, and will refer patients to programs/services. The counselor is an active member of the treatment team, providing information to team members responsible for progression of care and proactive discharge planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelors degree in human services, social work, or related field and graduation from an accredited substance use counselor training program

Experience:

At least 1 year of substance use disorder counseling experience

Licensure/ Registration/ Certification:

Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be free of substance use problems for a period of two years and must have successfully completed a DHS background study
Patient/client-centered care delivery
Exceptional communication and documentation skills
Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders
Understanding of privacy, HIPAA, and ethical issues impacting substance use and mental health issues
Ability to obtain information from third party payers including determinations of benefit eligibility for substance use treatment
Comfortable working with diverse populations and utilizing interpreter services

Additional Information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do 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.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in human services, social work, or related field and graduation from an accredited substance use counselor training program

Experience:

At least 1 year of substance use disorder counseling experience

Licensure/ Registration/ Certification:

Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be free of substance use problems for a period of two years and must have successfully completed a DHS background study
Patient/client-centered care delivery
Exceptional communication and documentation skills
Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders
Understanding of privacy, HIPAA, and ethical issues impacting substance use and mental health issues
Ability to obtain information from third party payers including determinations of benefit eligibility for substance use treatment
Comfortable working with diverse populations and utilizing interpreter services

Employment Type

Full-Time

Schedule

M-F 8-4:30

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