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Chemical Dependency Counselor Falls Church Medical Center Falls Church, VA


Is responsible for evaluation, treatment, and referral of members to the appropriate substance abuse program (Kaiser Permanente or others). Acts as consultant and liaison to physician and staff as well as to outside facilities/agencies.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Conducts intake evaluations of Kaiser Permanente members as appropriate.

- Conducts group and individual, in person and through telemedicine counseling for identified substance abuse members and their families.
- Arranges for or conducts follow-up care of substance abuse members.

- Performs record-keeping on substance abuse members in accordance with Health Plan medical record standards.

- Refers members to other substance abuse facilities as appropriate.

- Introduces members to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous when appropriate.

- Communicates with Health Plan physicians and professional staff regarding progress and management of referred members in accord with HIPAA guidelines.

- Acts as liaison to and communicates with hospital/agency personnel and substance abuse therapists who are providing services for Health Plan members and coordinates with local government agencies to provide services for members.

- Coordinates with local government agencies to provide services for members.

- Conducts in-service educational programs on the subject of substance abuse.
- Participates in the planning, development and implementation of a substance abuse program in conjunction with the departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and After Hours Care.
- Arranges for and coordinates the use of available space for the program and conducts in-service educational programs on the subject of chemical dependency as needed.
- Participates in continuing education programs or seminars in order to remain current in the field of substance abuse therapy.

- Performs other related duties as directed.


Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum three (3) years of direct care of substance abuse clients in an ambulatory setting required.
- Master's degree in social work or equivalent degree required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Licensure or certification in all three (3) jurisdictions in which KPMAS operates -LCSW or LPC or LSATP (VA); LCSW-C or LCPC (MD); LICSW or LPC (DC)
- New employees have one (1) year from date of hire to obtain appropriate licensure in all three (3) jurisdictions.
- National Provider Identification (NPI) required.

Additional Requirements:
- Proficient in the use of applicable computer software.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency, or Addictions' certification preferred.
- Spanish speaking preferred.

Primary Location: Virginia,Falls Church,Falls Church Medical Center 201 N. Washington St.

Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40

Shift: Day

Working Days: Mon - Fri

Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group: UFCW - Local 400

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job: Behavioral / Mental Health

Public Department Name: Behavioral Health

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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