The Substance Abuse Counselor will provide cognitive, behavioral, and other substance use disorder-focused therapies, reflecting a variety of treatment approaches, to the member on an individual or group basis; for Patients suffering from substance use disorder and related issues. They will be responsible for the completion of an Initial Assessment and ongoing collaborative treatment planning. The Behavioral Health Provider will participate in Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to develop a Plan of Care that incorporates and addresses the member’s ongoing needs.
Performs evidence-based counseling services focused on the Patient’s Opioid Use Disorder, for a minimum of 20 minutes each visit.
Prepares and facilitates group counseling sessions for a minimum of 50 minutes, with a maximum of 20 patients.
Completes the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and develops an Initial Service Plan, to identify the immediate needs of the patient upon admission.
Works in collaboration to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each patient, working with the patient and Multidisciplinary Treatment Team; to be reviewed every 30 days or anytime modifications are required.
Works in collaboration to develop a detailed Aftercare and Discharge plan in collaboration with the Patient and Multidisciplinary Treatment Team.
Provides Crisis Intervention Services as needed.
Actively participates in Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings in collaboration with Physician and Care Coordinator.
Ensures documentation of all patient care, treatment, and incidents in a timely, clear, and concise manner while adhering to documentation standards.
Completes and maintains documentation in the medical record pursuant to state and federal regulations, best practice guidelines, and third-party payor requirements.
Develops effective psychoeducational curricula for use in group settings.
Completes and files all documentation daily.
Complies with all organizational policies, procedures, and performance improvement initiatives.
Maintains confidentiality per organizational policy, industry best practices, and state and federal laws.
Clearly and effectively communicates all patient-related treatment findings and recommendations to the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team.
Demonstrates therapeutic rapport and gives patients direct attention while maintaining professional and ethical boundaries.
Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of practice standards set forth by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) for Office-Based Opiate Treatment Centers (OBOT) in the State of Tennessee.
Complies with all rules and regulations of Tennessee Medicaid and other third-party payors, in addition to applicable state and federal laws.
Upholds the highest ethical standards and adheres to all professional and ethical standards.
Maintains licensure or certification as set forth by the Board of Counseling in the State of Tennessee as well as the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and any/all third-party payors.
Updates and maintains CAQH profile at all times.
Qualifying individuals must meet one of the following requirements as set forth by TDMHSAS for OBOT centers:
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Benefits will include options for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance as well as paid time off and paid holidays.