Substance Use Disorder Clinician - COMCARE

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $72,028.06 annually | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $5,000 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Varied hours  

 

Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

 

Provide goal-directed, patient-centered, medically necessary individual therapy to adults with mental health and/or addictions in an Outpatient Services therapy clinic in order to improve the quality of life and ability to function more successfully in the community. Computer documentation of all services in a timely manner is required.

 

Service Provision Therapy and Evaluation Services

  • Individual and group therapy using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or substance use treatment to improve emotional and functional well-being
  • Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria
  • Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of patients
  • Initiates outreach to increase engagement

 

Treatment Planning

  • Prepare quality treatment plans in collaboration with patient and/or guardian, additional treatment team and community partners
  • Facilitate treatment plan review, addressing updates and progress on goals with patient, treatment plan coordinator or other members of the treatment team
  • Complete DLA-20 at initial therapy appointment and quarterly thereafter

 

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE and CCBHC guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and patient response to treatment within prescribed timelines
  • Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines
  • Enter no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record
  • Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed
  • Enter AIMS data as needed
  • Completes discharge summary when closing to therapy services
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP.  Employees hired with a temporary license must test for permanent licensure within 90 days of hire. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

 

Preferred Qualifications: May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

 


Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Law, Legal