Health and Wellness Coordinator

Job Overview

Under the supervision of the Program Director, responsible for oversight of basic health care needs for clients in treatment for substance abuse with co-occurring disorders.  Maintains security of medications. 

Key Responsibilities

Client and Medical Responsibilities:  Responsible for management of client medications, including psychotropic medications and controlled substances, including documentation, secure storage, counting and destruction according to policy.  Acts as liaison with staff; monitors and communicates client compliance with regard to medications.  Cross checks medications for potential interactions.  Acts as a resource for clients and staff with regard to medication indications, interactions, contraindications and side effects.  Responds to medical emergencies and first aid needs.  Ensures current TB clearance for all clients.

 

Administrative Responsibilities:  Maintains all medical documentation, including Centrally Stored Medication and Destruction forms, Medication Self-Administration forms, Controlled Substance Logs, Shift-to-Shift Count forms, Discharge Medication forms and various standard letters to physicians and agencies.  Answers telephone and maintains office. Responsible for signing off medications, counting controlled medications, reading medical log for up-dates, and recording all changes. Maintains supplies for urine and oral fluid drug testing and ensures Chain of Custody for all positive tests.  Collects, organizes and reports results of monthly urinalyses.  Maintains stock of OTC medications and First Aid supplies.  Acts as liaison for removal of bio hazardous waste. Responsible for daily mail pick up and distribution.  Responsible for checking in visitors and monitoring visits.  Responsible for signing passes when primary counselor is out of the office.  Provide alcohol and drug counseling and support, maintain appropriate/ethical boundaries with all clients, monitor client conduct, record client activity, and inform co-workers of potential problems. Handle crisis interventions and assess situations for further needs.

 

And, other duties as assigned.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience

Required:

-High School Diploma or equivalent

-Drug and Alcohol Registration recognized by DHCS

-One year of experience in substance abuse treatment setting

-First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment

-CPR Certified within 30 days of employment

 

Desired:

-Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by DHCS

-Bachelor’s Degree in related field 

-Medical Course work in related subjects, i.e., co-occurring disorders, Motivational Interviewing, HIV, HCV, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, harm reduction, etc.

 

Background Clearance

Required:

-Ability to obtain and maintain background clearance with successful discharge from probation or parole, and absence of drug/alcohol related arrests or convictions, for at least 3 years

 

Knowledge

Required:

-Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population

-Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications

-Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency

 

Skills and Abilities

Required:

-Good working knowledge of medical conditions and health care needs, including mental health and substance abuse issues, HIV and HCV

-Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

-Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative

-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

-Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

-Action oriented

-Strong problem-solving skills

-Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities

-Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks

-Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility

-Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed

-Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations

-Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities

 

Desired:

-Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment

-Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)

-Experience working with criminal justice population

-Bilingual

Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRight 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: ESCONDIDO
Hours/wk: 40

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