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Substance Abuse Counselor 714

Luke & Associates Portsmouth, VA
  • Posted: September 21, 2019
  • Full-Time


+ Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA
+ The primary site of service will be located in the Mental Health, Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Departments.
+ The work spaces may be at main hospital (NMCP), the Branch Health Clinics to include the TPC Clinics or other approved buildings on the same installation. Areas may be NMCP, Boone Branch Health Clinic (BHC) (or bldgs. also located on JEB Little Creek/Ft. Story Installation), Dam Neck Annex BHC, Tricare Prime Clinic (TPC) Virginia Beach, TPC Chesapeake, Naval Station Norfolk, Oceana Naval Air Station.
+ Degree/Education: Possess one of the following:
+ Possess an Associate of Arts degree in a behavioral science with specialized training in substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment.

+ + Completion of the Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) that leads to Navy Certification as Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

+ Certification: Possess and maintain one of the following certifications:
+ National Certification Credential by one of the following:

+ The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors;
+ The National Board of Certification Counselors
+ The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.
+ Certification as a Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

+ License: Possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license or certification as an Alcoholism and/or Drug Abuse Counselor in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
+ Experience: Possess a minimum of one (1) year full-time (40 hours per week) experience within the preceding three (3) years as a Substance Abuse Counselor in a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program which includes male and female clients.
+ Additional Certificate: BLS certification through American Heart Association must be hands on

+ U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
+ English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
+ HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.

+ Perform a full range of Certified Addiction Counselor duties, in accordance with assignment under the task order and consistent with the scope of practice for profession, including but not limited to, medical care and treatment and patient education in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
+ Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment, assist in developing programs, and service delivery relating to the Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program (SARP).
+ Provide assessment of substance abuse and addiction.
+ Provide assessment of women?s issues in addiction.
+ Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification.
+ Facilitate the placement and management of patients in appropriate levels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders.

+ Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
+ Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
+ Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
+ Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
+ Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
+ Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
+ Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
+ Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
+ Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
+ Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
+ Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
+ Actively participate in the command?s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
+ Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
+ Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
+ Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
+ Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
+ Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
+ Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.


+ Services shall be provided Monday through Sunday.
+ The SARP Program provides full time residential treatment services 24 hour a day.
+ Typical shifts are as follows: Day Shift 0730-1630 hours; Evening Shift 1430-2330 hours; and Night Shift 2300-0800 hours.
+ Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute meal break.
+ In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.


+ As a part of the HCWs schedule, services may be required on the day of observance of Federal holidays.

Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Luke & Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration from employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Luke & Associates


Portsmouth, VA
23707 USA

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