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Clinical Addictions Specialist

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Job ID: 47209
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


Evaluates patients with substance use disorders, develops treatment plans and implements and manages those treatment plans. Maintains treatment plan records and develops and implements treatment programs.

1. Develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating individual counseling, group therapy, referral to outside organizations, Twelve-Step programs, and other counseling techniques, modalities and approaches. Provides individual, group and family therapy to patients. Facilitates group therapy sessions weekly.
2. Develops and implements resources and programs which enhance service delivery, or in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
3. Evaluates patients identified as having substance abuse disorders or who are dually diagnosed with comorbid psychiatric or medical conditions by using various diagnostic tools. Completes an assessment/evaluation and diagnostic summary assesses patient for the appropriate level of care and establish a plan for admission.
4. Implements and manages the treatment plan. Monitors the patient's program attendance, abstinence rates, progress and attendance at related appointments or referrals.
5. Keeps accurate record of patient activity, progress, discharge summary and aftercare plan. Ensures that all patient visits and services are properly coded and the charges are accurate.
6. Provides Substance Abuse education to Psychiatry residents

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Master's degree in Social Work (MSW).
● Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work or human services field.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Or LCSW- Associate in the state of North Carolina AND licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) Or LCAS-Associate.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of experience in Social Work.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Must have knowledge about pharmacological treatment for addiction and/or other mental illness. Must also have knowledge of ASAM criteria and evidence based models utilized in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Alcohol & Substance Abuse 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

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