MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Job - 31496868 | CareerArc
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Company: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Location: Olney, MD
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


  • Job Summary
    • The AMHC Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) provides non-clinical services intended to aid patients in establishing recovery from high risk of dependant alcohol and drug use problems. The Peer Recovery Coach will work as part of the Emergency Department team to provide peer support and motivation to encourage patients who are seeking treatment for alcohol or drug dependency and addiction issues. The Peer Recovery Coach will assist in completing referrals to treatment services and developing service plans to promote successful linkage to treatment services. Services will be provided in the Emergency Department with appropriate follow-up.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • High School Diploma or Equivalent
      • Be actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with a minimum of three years demonstrated personal recovery and sustained abstinence from alcohol and or drug use.
    • Experience
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • N/A
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to patients and health professionals, as well as an ability to develop professional working relationships with partner agencies.
      • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills, as well as good problem solving skills.
      • Be able to read, interpret documents and write routine reports.
      • Basic computer skills are required.
      • Must demonstrate a willingness to learn and an interest in acquiring new skills.
      • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Support: Services include peer assessment, intervention and support to patients and their families.
      • Conducts brief interventions to patients that screen positive for alcohol and/or drug use.
      • Identifies patient's history of drug/alcohol use, treatment history, motivation to change behavior and other needs for community support services.
      • Identifies patient's readiness to change and use motivational interviewing techniques and other communication skills to support a plan for reducing or eliminating harmful drug and/or alcohol use.
      • Assist patient and family with understanding how to utilize these community services.
      • Assists patients in linking to community support services and substance treatment services including securing appointment and transportation.
      • Acts as a peer support throughout the hospitalization and post-discharge, as appropriate to facilitate attainment of goals.
      • Provides family member with recovery support materials.
      • Provides telephone outreach to patients to assist with linkages and continued peer support.
      • Models coping techniques and self- help strategies.
    • Development: Maintains current knowledge and gains new knowledge
      • Participates in trainings to continually gain new skills
      • Attends required staff and other meetings.
      • Completes required documentation and other reports.
    • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
      • Works with ED staff and social worker to identify community support services.
      • Acts as a resource to other clinical team members on recovery support.
      • Consults with nursing staff, social work as requested, even if patient does not screen positive.
      • Notifies patient's nurse before visiting the patient.
      • Telephones treatment providers to verify patient showed up for appointment; and follow up by telephone with any patient that misses an appointment.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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