Carl T Curtis Job Openings:  Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC),  Registered Nurse,  Clinical Director

Carl T Curtis Job Openings: Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC), Registered Nurse, Clinical Director

JOB TITLE: Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC)

PROGRAM: Behavioral Health Department (UAP)

SUPERVISION: Behavioral Health Director

SUMMARY: Assist individuals reclaim their lives from addictions and reduce the incidence of addictive behavior in future.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Screen, assess, and diagnose substance use disorders using ASAM level of care assessments involving multiple sources of information (e.g., patients, families, collaterals, etc.) that focus on substance use, mental health and motivation.

· Working knowledge of therapeutic processes, e.g., knowing when it is time to focus on rapport instead of information gathering.

· Working knowledge of stage of change, motivational interviewing, trauma therapy protocol, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and 12 step program.

· Ensure all releases of information are up to date and signed.

· Deliver evidence-based, stages of change treatment for substance use disorders involving individuals, families, and groups.

· Transform biopsychosocial and diagnostic information into a clinical treatment plan with time-limited, realistic, measurable objectives upon opening a case and on an ongoing basis with treatment plan updates, in collaboration with the patient’s mental health therapist.

· Counsel clients utilizing strengths based, solution-focused therapy, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

· Make specific efforts to acquire knowledge about groups you’re working with to help you recognize institutional barriers that prevent your clients from utilizing organizational and societal resources.

· Treatment planning is documented every session, including perceptions of risk associated with ongoing use of substances and/or severity of mental health symptoms.

· Participate in treatment team meetings and provide information surrounding evidence-based treatment practices to the team.

· Develop client centered treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and individual client histories.

· Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.

· Provide clients or family members with information about addiction issues and about available services and programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.

· Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals and other health professionals such as doctors, nurses, and social workers. Collaborate with community support, social services and vocational rehabilitation when needed.

· Facilitate coordination between the SUD program and other programs, so that collaboration contributes to a holistic approach to patient care.

· Provide and facilitate safe discharges by identifying/ensuring appropriate aftercare and/or continuity of care at discharge.

· Assist in referrals to and from inpatient treatment facilities. Collaborate with treatment facilities for continuity of treatment planning and care.

· Plan and implement follow-up and aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs.

· Participate in continuing education according to license requirements to broaden and enhance therapeutic skills and knowledge.

· Participate in supervision by, for example, providing input and feedback regarding program development specific to SUD programming and patient needs.

· Provide crisis intervention and support as needed and debrief all crisis interventions with clinical/program director within 24 hours of the incident.

· Many of our patients are court-involved. Read and consult your board’s guidelines for court involved therapeutic care within the probationary period so you can ensure adequate informed consent occurs with all parties.

· Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborative working relationships with community providers, resources, and court systems to identify ways to better serve patients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

· Act as liaisons between clients and medical staff, probation and other services.

· Coordinate activities with courts, probation officers, community services and other post-treatment agencies.

· Maintain contact with representatives of other organizations to exchange and update information on resources and services available.

· Compile program/client statistics to complete studies or surveys as assigned.

· Performs other duties assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health or others in chain of command.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Preferred minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other closely related Behavioral Science Field and three (3) years of experience in Drug/Alcohol counseling and experience in Administration or counseling or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Will accept Associate’s degree (A.A. in Drug/Alcohol Counseling) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and six month to one year related experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

A dual licensed counselor: Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) with the State of Nebraska is preferred. A Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) is recommended. However, a highly trained and knowledgeable provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor will be considered.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of P.L. 93-638 and with Indian Health Services ATGS forms and Department of Public Institutions forms.

Knowledge of ASAM levels of care for substance use treatment.

Must have high moral standards and emotional stability.

Ability to use good judgment in making decisions. Ability to comprehend, understand, and adhere to, at all times, the OAC Code of Ethics.

Ability to take special interest in work-related activities without prompting, such that the normal expectations of the job are exceeded.

Ability to facilitate group discussions to identify problems and resolutions.

Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, employing the basics of good grammar, punctuation spelling, sentence structure, and penmanship. Ability to complete work assignments and reports in a timely and efficient manner.

Ability to speak effectively and articulately, demonstrate good listening skills, and convey concern, understanding, and empathy.

Ability to remain calm and work effectively in stressful situations. Ability to confront potentially dangerous situations.

PLEASE NOTE: P.L. 93-638, Indian Preference and Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, (T.E.R.O.), will be practiced; however, all qualified applicants will be considered.

Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse

SUPERVISION: Under the direct supervision of the Nursing Home Director of Nursing.

SUMMARY: To provide direct nursing care to residents, and to supervise the day-to-day

Nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in the state of Nebraska.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.

Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.

Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

Must be able to relate information concerning resident’s condition.

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.

Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.

Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.

Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.

May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during e3mergency situations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICIATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Nebraska Licensure for Registered Nurse

Geriatric Nursing experience preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must have valid Nursing License/Nebraska required.

Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Must have the ability to give direction as well as receive.

Must have a BLS or ACLS certification.

Must have a valid Driver’s License, must be insurable to obtain Government License.

PLEASE NOTE: P.L. 93-638, Indian Preference and Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, (T.E.R.O.), will be practiced; however, all qualified applicants will be considered.

JOB TITLE: Clinical Director

SUPERVISION: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.

SUMMARY: To provide clinical medical care (Educative, Preventive, Curative, Rehabilitative) at a primary and secondary level in a primary care out-patient setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Examines and diagnoses the health related conditions of individuals requesting care, refers individuals for consultation when appropriate, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out appropriate therapy in conformance with approved clinical privileges.

Provides medical care and preventive services to health individuals, including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, accidents, child growth development and child rearing.

Evaluate total health care needs of patients and develops or initiates plans to meet those needs.

Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance and other purposes.

Educates individual in the nature on health related conditions, recommend therapy, and in the general promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Records patient-provider transactions in the problem oriented medical record format and completes required data collection instruments, referrals, and medical records as required.

Serves as the Director of various medical services of the Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center.

Assists in the provision of technical assistance to Tribal and community groups as requested.

Screen nursing home patients as needed.

Serves on various committees relating to the health field.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

The incumbent must possess a specialized knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of Internal Medicine such as is obtained through the successful completion of course of study leading to the Degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy at an approved school or medicine or osteopathy and successful completion of post graduate training in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Pediatrics in an approved residency program.

Certified State of Nebraska Medical Physician or be able to obtain State certification.

PLEASE NOTE: P.L. 93-638, Indian Preference and Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, (TERO), will be practiced, however all qualified applicants will be considered.

Comments