OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Edward Hines Jr employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open HN -11167734-21-PJ. The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor is assigned to the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) within the Substance Use Disorders Program and will provide services at Edward Hines Jr., Hospital. Provides a full range of counseling services, including diagnosis, assessment, therapy, treatment planning, client advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA services for those with opiate addiction. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the OTP team. LPMHC is an expert in addictions, especially opiate addiction, the harm reduction model, the recovery philosophy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition to providing direct patient care, this LPMHC will have collateral administrative duties including helping the Program Manager OTP maintain quality management data to assist in various performance improvement and quality management activities. Provides a full range of counseling services, including diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorder. Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for patients receiving services within the Opioid Treatment Program. Assists the OTP program manager in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Consistently demonstrates courteous, compassionate, professional behavior towards all patients, family members, peers, employees, students, residents and volunteers. Assesses data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide care needed as described in the services' policies and procedures. Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 am- 2:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.