Substance Abuse Specialist - Full time days
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center,Children’sHospital,Women’sPavilionandBirthplace,RehabilitationHospital,Adultand Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that
promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse
workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or
conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer,
promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression,
genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The Substance Abuse Specialist is responsible for the coordination of substance abuse services at WakeMed, specifically assisting with the orientation, clinical supervision, and evaluation of behavioral health staff providing substance abuse services. Assists with the development of substance abuse programming which includes participation in community initiatives that address substance abuse prevention. Assists with training of physicians and the interdisciplinary team to identify substance abusers and to implement appropriate intervention strategies. Provides substance abuse consultant services, primarily for trauma patients, including: assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, and patient/family education. Assists the physician in determining and facilitating the patient disposition and referrals to treatment and community resources post discharge.
5 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction Required
Master's Degree Social Work Or Counseling Or Related Field Required
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Required - And Certified Clinical Supervisor Preferred
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 8:00a-4:30p
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