- Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department supervisor, director or the hospital compliance officer.
- Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
- Performs patient care functions as required.
- Provides evaluation to referred patients, assessing patient’s social, psychological, emotional, financial and cultural
problems. Evaluates client history including chemical abuse history.
- Develops individual treatment plan based upon information gathered. Facilitates programming for court ordered
- Provides counseling and therapeutic services to patient, their families individually and/or in group treatment.
- Coordinates counseling for families with other services within and without St. Luke’s Chemical Dependency
- Assists patient and family to gain more awareness of illness through individual or family education
- Assists patient and family with adjustment to illness, motivation for treatment and realistic planning for post
treatment care. Coordinates the completion of the Continuing Recovery Plan with patient and recommends post-
treatment referrals for patients.
- Provides educational inservices as assigned.
- Participates in conjoint conferences with patients, concerned persons and referral sources as appropriate.
- Documents per department guidelines.
- Utilizes multidisciplinary approach to patient/family care.
- Acts as a Community Liaison
- Maintains open communication with referral sources, families, outside therapists, or others involved in the
- Develops, promotes and maintains a good relationship with self-help programs such as AA, NA and Al-Anon.
- Participates in community education as assigned.
- Serves on professional organization committees or boards as appropriate.
- Professional Practice
- Observes Federal Confidentiality Regulations as they apply to alcohol and drug abuse patients.
- Develops and maintains patient records in accordance with IDSA licensure standards and the department’s policy
- Maintains professional certification. (Membership in a professional organization, such as NADAAC, is
- Complies with the Code of Ethics for alcoholism counselors as published by the certification committee of the
Substance Abuse Association of Iowa (SAAI).
- Provides statistical data or special reports as required by St. Luke’s Chemical Dependency Services.
- Maintains current knowledge of behavioral managed care and the precertification and utilization review activities
necessary to obtain treatment approval.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Participates in covering weekend inpatient evaluations on a rotating basis.
- Participates in mandatory education and department staff meetings, per established guidelines.
- Participates on department and/or hospital wide committees and performance improvement activities.
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills with other health care team members.
- Verbal communication is clear and concise.
- Written communication is legible, and done in a timely manner.
- Computer documentation is done in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
- Completes inpatient referrals for evaluations and provides documented evaluation and recommendations in a
- Demonstrates flexibility and self-direction in meeting patient and department needs by responding as a team
- Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity.
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