• Substance Use Navigator (SUN)

    Job ID
    2019-81389
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Emergency Services
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    St Mary Medical Center - Long Beach
    Shift
    Evening
    Location
    LONG BEACH
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    12pm -8pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.

    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 REQUIREMENTS

    • Associate degree in a health care related field
    • One year recent drug treatment experience
    • Two years experience in a drug treatment environment 
    • Previous training and work in a drug treatment/alcohol treatment facility or clinic Inpatient drug treatment experience
    • Excellent communication skills, ability to work with a difficult population and manage multiple priorities
    • Recent inpatient hospital experience

    PREFERRED:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of substance abuse, crisis management or counseling
    • Recent inpatient hospital experience
    • Licensed Professional Counselor Certified Addictions Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or equivalent

    Grant funded / non union

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