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Estimated Pay $31 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Los Angeles County, CA
Tujunga, California

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Job Description

Medications Support Counselor positions opened within our agency (www.socialmodel.com).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conducts nursing assessments, health history, and assesses vital signs as part of the admissions process.
  2. Provides oversight in the resident’s self-administration of medications.
  3. Ensures that all residents are weighed upon admission, including taking their vitals.
  4. Responsible for connecting residents with health care provider(s) for completion of admission required physical examination and TB clearance.
  5. Responsible for conducting pain assessments of residents upon admission.
  6. Responsible for informing pertinent information, reported symptoms, and medication changes to supervisor and treatment team.
  7. Complete consents and referrals as necessary to meet the physical, mental, and substance abuse treatment needs of residents.
  8. Responsible for documenting medication changes, PRNs, and medication responses for each resident.
  9. Verify resident’s medical insurance information (Medi-Cal and other third-party payors) with pharmacy and Business Office.
  10. Work collaboratively with treatment team to assist in the provision of case management care for medication and pharmacy related services.
  11. Responsible for maintaining accurate external medication logs, including resident’s daily medication logs and medication inventory logs.
  12. Responsible for providing residents with education regarding medication, medication indications, and medication side effects.
  13. Responsible for providing education on M.A.T. (Medications to Assist with Treatment) for substance use disorders.
  14. Maintain clean and orderly medication room.
  15. Responsible for duties of monthly medication log publishing.
  16. Responsible for explaining the Treatment Policies and Procedures medication policies to treatment team members.
  17. Responsible for conducting staff trainings of the medication room guidelines and signing off new staff members before they can assist in the residents in the medication room.
  18. Responsible for ensuring the timely ordering of medications, the proper destruction of medications, and the documenting of these activities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Licensed LVN or LPT with experience in residential treatment care.
  2. Able to complete at least 20 hours of continuing education per year in areas related to substance abuse.
  3. Knowledge of 12-Step programs and/or philosophy.
Company Description
Social Model Recovery Systems (a non-profit 501(c)3 California corporation) provides direct treatment services (at 11 locations in Los Angeles County) for those whose lives have become unmanageable due to alcohol and other drug use and/or whose mental health issues are interfering with leading productive lives. Thousands of individuals have found help in our programs since 1987. We know that ultimately recovery is a personal choice, but we here at Social Model Recovery Systems are here to assist you in your steps to a healthier lifestyle.

Social Model Recovery Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description

Social Model Recovery Systems (a non-profit 501(c)3 California corporation) provides direct treatment services (at 11 locations in Los Angeles County) for those whose lives have become unmanageable due to alcohol and other drug use and/or whose mental health issues are interfering with leading productive lives. Thousands of individuals have found help in our programs since 1987. We know that ultimately recovery is a personal choice, but we here at Social Model Recovery Systems are here to assist you in your steps to a healthier lifestyle.\r\n\r\nSocial Model Recovery Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posting ID: 841798006 Posted: 2024-06-22 Job Title: Medication Support Counselor