At Stony Brook Medicine, our Addictions Counselors and CASACS are experienced in both Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) techniques as well as counseling and interventions that will assist in identifying, substance use disorder and high -risk 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. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the skills to intervene on mild, moderate, and severe Substance Use Disorder patients in the medical setting. Candidates will have a full understanding of integrated health and the benefits of Addiction Counseling in the non-behavioral health inpatient setting. Candidates will have a full understanding of a harm reduction model of care.
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.
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 to key stakeholders.
Ensure Quality - Monitor that addiction measures are completed and tracked, i.e. CORE measures and OMH regulatory requirements.
Coordinate with treatment team and discharge planning team.
Attend rounds and run groups.
Educate staff on topics applicable to SUD.
Credentialed as an alcoholism and substance abuse counselor (CASAC) within NYS.
Three or more years' experience in Substance Use Disorder Counseling.
Social Worker (in addition to CASAC) with three or more years SUD counseling.
Experience in a hospital setting.
Special Notes : Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Posting Overview : This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
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 maybe 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.
This function/position maybe 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.
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*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination .
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Professional Clinical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Care Management-Stony Brook University Hospital
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