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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Substance Use Therapist
Denver, CO


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Evening

Location: 2325 S Downing St. Denver, CO 80210

The role you’ll contribute:

Contributes towards the delivery of quality health care with a concern for the well-being of those served. Provides high quality patient care by performing intake assessment, determining diagnosis, developing and maintaining a treatment plan, concurrent reviews and discharge planning for patients in the Behavioral Health Program. Therapy may include individual, family, couples or group counseling as appropriate, using clinically sound and evidence-based practices as current with Colorado State Mental Health laws, regulatory agencies, and AdventHealth policies and standards of care.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in delivery of assessment, crisis intervention, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of quality care to meet patient needs.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the delivery of all EAP Interventions, such as Workshops, Training, Mediation, Team Effectiveness, Trauma, Drug and Alcohol, Management Services, etc.

  • Facilitates individual, group and family therapy as well as psycho-educational groups to promote patient emotional, spiritual and psychological health.

  • Communicates and collaborates with family members and other care givers regarding the plan of care for the patient.

  • Works with interdisciplinary team to formulate and implement care of patients using insight, limit setting, support, goal setting and other techniques as appropriate.

  • Participates in on-call rotation, conducting crisis assessments and developing safety plans with clients experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

  • Appropriately assess suicide risk.

  • Provides clients with appropriate resources and referrals when clinically indicated.

  • Responds to potentially dangerous situations and ensures safety of patients in least restrictive manner.

  • Demonstrates proper precautions when dealing with suicidal, homicidal and/or dangerous clients.

  • Applies knowledge of state statues criteria pertaining to involuntary holds, seclusions and restraints.

  • Applies required knowledge of psychiatric medications and ability to evaluate responses.

  • Meets department goals for weekly productivity according to department standards.

  • Ability to prioritize and balance the various and at times irreconcilable interests of the patient, the insurance companies, employers, medical staff, and the available programs and facilities.

  • Consistently complies with all requirements of Federal and State laws, accreditation standards and ethics guiding the behavioral health profession and AdventHealth policies and standards of care.

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy.

  • Clinical documentation, including treatment plans and updates, are completed according to respective managed care and EAP provider manual standards.

  • Documentation reflects therapy adjustments based upon client’s progress or lack of progress towards stated goals.

  • Provides timely, clear written and verbal communication to relevant providers, managed care, employers’ and clients family members as appropriate.

  • Accurate charge sheets clearly reflect the correct diagnosis description and code, as well as the CPT code for services rendered, and are submitted no later than the following business day for managed care clients.

  • Discharge summaries are completed after client has been discharged based on department protocol.

  • All clinical documentation includes date, time and duration of each appointment.

  • Assists manager in developing and maintaining team records and statistics.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops to remain current with industry changes.

  • Participates in community activities related to behavioral health.

  • Assists in training behavioral health staff and other hospital personnel.

  • Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education.

  • Recognizes opportunities for performance improvements and initiates efforts for system improvements.

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation and licensure requirements.

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements.

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

Minimum qualifications :

  • Current State License in one of the following disciplines: Clinical Psychologist (PSY), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field

  • Two years of direct behavioral clinical experience providing individual, group or family therapy in an inpatient or outpatient setting

  • Competence with DSM diagnostic criteria and treatment planning.

  • Demonstrates clinical and ethical professionalism, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience treating patients with substance use disorders

  • Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)

  • EAP knowledge and experience

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Behavioral

Organization: AdventHealth Porter

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 3 - Night

Req ID: 23041407

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $32.3 - $51.65

  • Location: Denver, CO

  • Job ID: 23041407

  • Job Family: Behavioral

  • Shift: 3 - Night

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