The Counselor will provide cognitive, behavioral, and other substance use disorder-focused therapies, reflecting a variety of treatment approaches, to the member on an individual, group, or family basis; for patients suffering from substance use disorder and related issues. They are responsible for the creation of an Individual Service Plan and a Multidisciplinary Plan of Care for each patient in collaboration with the physician and Care Coordinator. The Counselor participates in Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to develop a Care Plan that addresses the Member’s ongoing needs.
Collaboratively completes behavioral health portion of an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with each Patient upon admission into the program; placing in Medical Record no later than 7 days after admission, and updates Individualized Service Plan (ISP) every 90 days.
Completes Addiction Severity Index (ASI) upon admission into program.
Completes behavioral health portion of Interdisciplinary Plan of Care in collaboration with the patient, to be reviewed at least every 30 days and will be modified as the needs and progress of the patient changes.
Participates in Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings in collaboration with Physician and Care Coordinator using the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, at least once every 30 calendar days for each patient.
Assesses Patient’s needs, treatment goals, and objectives for each session.
Provides Crisis Intervention Service as needed.
Develops Individualized Discharge Plan and Aftercare Plan for each Patient.
Ensures documentation of all Patient services, treatment, and incidents in a timely, clear, and concise manner while adhering to documentation standards.
Provides weekly counseling for each patient for a minimum of 3 months, determining stability before decreasing the frequency of visits.
Completes and maintains documentation in the medical record pursuant to state and federal regulations, best practice guidelines, and third-party payor requirements.
Conducts substance abuse counseling or psychoeducation groups with a focus on meeting the needs of the group, for no more than 10 patients in one group setting when possible.
Completes and files all documentation daily.
Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and performance improvement initiatives.
Maintains confidentiality per organizational policy, industry best practices, and state and federal laws.
Clearly and effectively communicates to Patients and members of the health care team.
Exhibits therapeutic rapport with patients while maintaining professional boundaries.
Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of practice standards set forth by the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) for Addiction Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Office-Based Opioid Treatment Centers (OBOT).
Complies with all Virginia Medicaid and other third-party payor rules and regulations in addition to all applicable state and federal laws.
Upholds the highest ethical standards and practices.
Will maintain licensure or certification as set forth by the Board of Counseling in the state of Virginia as well as Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and any/all Medicaid MCOs or third-party payors.
Update and maintain CAQH profile at all times.
Qualifying individuals must be one of the following as set forth by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS):
- Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Benefits include options for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance as well as paid time off and paid holidays.