SUBSTANCE USE NAVIGATOR

Job ID
2020-143962
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Community Benefit Programs
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Mercy General Hospital
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varies
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-SACRAMENTO

Overview

Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been serving the Sacramento community for more than 100 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy General has been at its current site in the heart of East Sacramento since 1925. Mercy General Hospital has 342 licensed beds, a physician staff of more than 800 and is the highest volume cardiac procedure hospital in California. Mercy General is one of six Sacramento area hospitals that are part of Dignity Health, a system of 39 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Responsibilities

The Substance Use Navigator is responsible for interacting and working with the health care team and with patients in the hospital and Emergency Department to find and connect patients to drug treatment resources and outpatient clinic referrals.

Qualifications

Minimum

    • Associate degree in a health care related field

    • 1 year recent drug treatment experience

    • Previous training and work in a drug treatment/alcohol treatment facility or clinic

    • Excellent communication skills, ability to work with a difficult population and manage multiple priorities

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of substance abuse, crisis management or counseling

  • Inpatient drug treatment experience

  • 2 year recent drug treatment experience

  • Recent inpatient hospital experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor preferred.
  • Certified Addictions Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or equivalent preferred.

 

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