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The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Substance Abuse Therapist is responsible for the clinical assessment, substance abuse and/or behavioral health treatment and related case management strategies of adolescents, young adults (12-21 years) and their families. Additionally, this individual acts as the primary contact for the MAT program for opioid use disorder and provides substance abuse-related education and training.
This individual will possess the skills to collaborate effectively with consumers and families, health professionals and community members across a variety of environments including hospital clinics, community facilities and/or agencies and family homes. The Outpatient Substance Abuse Therapist will provide culturally appropriate interactions and interventions across all professional and clinical settings.
- Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required.
- Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.
- Meets with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and objectives.
- Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.
- Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.
- Remains current in general knowledge of psychopharmacology in pediatric behavioral healthcare and collaborates consistently with team physician.
- Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.
- Practices within professional areas of expertise.
- Maintains work assignment expectations.
- Represents Adolescent Medicine Substance Abuse Program (AMSAP) at NCH events and with internal colleagues.
- Represents AMSAP at community events and with community partners.
- Provides substance abuse related training and education.
- Participates in AMSAP program development activities.
- Meets regularly with Chief of Adolescent Medicine.
- Attends routine staff meetings.
- Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities.
- Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.
- Strives to maintain positive patient satisfaction.
- Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Chief of Adolescent Medicine.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
- Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board licensure of LICDC III or above.
- Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment to adolescents and families.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, medical personnel, medical social workers, peers, and community representatives.
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Attn: Dr. Steven C. Matson
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