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Registered Nurse - Santa Cruz MAT Clinic

Registered Nurse – Santa Cruz MAT Clinic

The Registered Nurse position serves as the clinical liaison between Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC) and Janus of Santa Cruz (Janus) in support of the Central Coast Recovery Options program (“Hub and Spoke” model for MAT). Candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate exceptional communication, patient relations, organizational and time management skills. This is a part-time position that reports to the Janus MAT Director and the SCCHS Nurse Manager when there.

DUTIES

  • Monitor induction of SCCHC patients on buprenorphine [Suboxone] until stable (monitoring of signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, dose changes, responding to clinical questions, etc.) between medical provider, BH visits
  • Perform pre-MAT screenings and order tests for co-morbidities, if not done
  • Provide by-phone and/or in-office triage of patients desiring treatment for SUD and direct patient to appropriate level of care (SCCHC medical, SCCHC BH, Janus)
  • Monitor and adjust dosing of opiates in pre-induction phase (e.g. decreasing dose of Methadone, “bridge” from other meds to Suboxone)
  • Monitor and adjust dosing in Maintenance Phase, assess and respond to relapse, monitor for risk factors (e.g. use of other substances, incarceration, homelessness, etc.)
  • Perform Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities:
  • Review MAT registry weekly and prioritize coordination of care to high-risk patients
  • Chart review for up-to-date CURES, UTox, Controlled Substance Agreement, per SCCHC policy
  • Track if patient is keeping medical & BH visits
  • Ensure co-Rx of Naloxone
  • Participate in Hub and Scope meetings, activities, trainings, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Value, promote, and is committed to the Janus and SCCHC Missions
  • Desire to serve the community clinic population with excellent health care
  • A valid and current RN license issued by the State of California. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • At least three years recent clinical experience as an RN, preference in a primary care, community-based or public health setting
  • Demonstrated ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimum supervision; to maintain quality control standards; to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Fluent bilingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Current CPR certification
  • Experience with electronic medical records, preferred

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable clinical principles and practices
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of clinic policies and procedures as well as applicable federal and state rules and regulations
  • Applies technical and procedural skills efficiently and effectively
  • Successfully gathers and uses information, procedures, materials, equipment and techniques required for position
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use Electronic Health Records system (EHR)

Customer Service

  • Provides patient-centered customer service at all times
  • Demonstrates the ability to anticipate patients’ needs and deliver services and respond to patients in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner
  • Demonstrates ownership, initiative, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Approaches problem-solving by focusing on patients first
  • Advocates for care that best serves the patient
  • Addresses patient complaints/problems in a timely manner

Communication Skills

  • Oral and written communication is clear, concise, accurate, positive and respectful
  • Demonstrates comprehension of oral and written questions, instructions, and information rapidly, thoroughly, and accurately
  • Response to oral and written questions, instructions, and information is timely and appropriate

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with other members of the care team.
  • Dealings with others are characterized by fairness, courtesy, diplomacy, honesty, firmness, empathy and confidence
  • Effective in offering support and assistance to others, in obtaining information from others, and in supplying information to others
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility and ability to develop effective relationships by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills

Judgment and Problem Solving

  • Uses critical thinking and common sense to analyze situations, make timely and valid decisions, and take appropriate actions
  • Demonstrates good judgment in making decisions
  • Resolves issues independently and only seeks assistance as needed

Reliability

  • Completes assigned duties & responsibilities in an accurate, timely and efficient manner
  • Arrives to work on time and maintains consistent attendance
  • Follows instructions and appropriate procedures
  • Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@janussc.org, Fax to (831) 462-4970 or mail to Human Resources, 200 7th Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

New! MAT Expansion Counselors

Counselors for the Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion

Janus of Santa Cruz is seeking qualified applicants for counselors in our brand new Medication Assisted Treatment collaboration program. This program was created to help address the growing opioid crisis and help patients with education and treatment options in conjunction with their primary care physicians. Counselors will provide on-site, individual and/or group counseling for adults with mild to moderate opioid use disorder in a medical setting or doctor’s office. This is a full-time position with full benefits.

Applicants for this position must be registered or certified through CCAPP. For more information, visit the CCAPP website.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide treatment and recovery counseling services to patients referred for opioid use disorder.
  • Document services using the format from each medical clinic assigned and complete charting and other required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinate and case manage patient care with other community agencies as needed.
  • Maintain federal confidentiality of clinical records and privileged information.
  • Respect and protect the Human Rights of patients.
  • Understand the basic pharmacology of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
  • Uphold certifying or licensing entity’s professional Code of Ethics.
  • Work with other clinic staff and patients in a respectful professional manner.
  • Work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient services and maintain the highest quality of care.

General Program related Responsibilities

  • Alert Program Coordinator of potential urgent situations and/or incidents.
  • Attend supervision meetings and bring issues of concern and/or importance for consultation and direction.
  • Participate in clinic staff meeting and trainings as required.
  • Attend all required trainings and administrative meetings.
  • Maintain professional licenses/certificates and a valid California driver’s license.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Current CAADE, CCAP or equivalent certification; understanding, knowledge and experience in the area of opioid treatment and recovery.
  • Professionally licensed therapists (MFT, LCSW, LPCC, PhD) or interns must demonstrate competency in treating persons with substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Must have at least one year of counseling experience.

Applicants:

  • Janus of Santa Cruz provides an excellent benefits package.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@janussc.org

Treatment Technician

Treatment Technician I

Janus of Santa Cruz is seeking qualified applicants for multiple positions, full-time, part-time and night shift Treatment Technician I in the Perinatal Residential Treatment (PRT) and the Residential Treatment Programs in Santa Cruz. The Treatment Technician I provides support services and general client supervision to the Recovery Programs and is a member of the clinical team.

Applicants for this position must be registered or certified through CCAPP. For more information, visit the CCAPP website.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a knowledge of the dynamics of chemical dependency, self-help recovery programs
  • Basic organizational/office skills
  • Demonstrated competence in interacting with a broad range of individuals in a professional manner
  • Good conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work as part of a treatment team
  • Experience working in a residential treatment program is preferred but not required
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred but not required
  • CCAPP registration or certification required
  • CPR and First Aid certification required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and car

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Cognitive and intellectual capacity to comprehend and administer organization & program policies and procedures and program budgets,
  • Personal and intellectual ability to collaborate and organize effectively, understand and work with complex systems, provide professional leadership to the multi-disciplinary team and manage a budget,
  • Physical ability to safely perform job functions with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
  • Manual dexterity and gross motor skills sufficient to operate a computer or manually complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner,
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in language that can be readily understood by the majority of the program’s clients and staff,
  • Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high stress environment,
  • Ability to utilize efficient, productive work habits
  • Establish appropriate priorities for timely and accurate completion of tasks
  • Complete all work within expected time frames
  • Consistently respond positively, with creative problem solving, to changing work environment demands and pressures
  • Identify problems proactively and offer constructive suggestions for corrective action
  • Take initiative and responsibility to obtain knowledge and skills to improve performance

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@janussc.org

Counselor – Santa Cruz Clinic

Counselor – Santa Cruz Clinic

Janus of Santa Cruz is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Counselor. Counselors see patients for individual and group sessions Monday through Friday. The Clinic opens at 5:30 a.m and closes at 2:00 p.m. during the week. Weekend hours are 6:00 a.m. to Noon. Janus Community Clinic, 1000 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.

Schedule: Full Time – with Full Benefits

  • An evidence-based approach to the treatment of opioid use disorders
  • Work with a great team of professionals!
  • Creative and dynamic work environment
  • Manage a caseload of up to 35-40 adult patients
  • Provide ASAM treatment assessments, treatment planning, counseling (individual) and case management services

Qualifications:

  • Counselors must be certified or have active intern status. Janus does provide supervision for MFT and CSW interns
  • Experience in medication assisted therapy a plus.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology and physiologic effects of methadone.
  • Working knowledge of applicable portions of Title 9, CARF requirements, and Title 22.

Requirements:

  • Cognitive and intellectual capacity to comprehend and administer organization & Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Personal and intellectual ability to collaborate and organize effectively, understand and work with complex systems, provide professional leadership to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in language that can be readily understood by the majority of the Clinic’s patients, staff and funders.
  • Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to utilize efficient, productive work habits

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@janussc.org

Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor

The Admissions Counselor is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and is responsible for completing the clinical admissions assessment for clients entering the recovery and perinatal programs at Janus. These duties include in-person, level-of-care assessments using the ASI, ASAM placement and motivational interviewing. The Admissions Counselor provides excellent customer service skills, accurately and efficiently completes intakes, assessments and administrative paperwork, including data entry into the AVATAR electronic medical record system and works with persons impaired by substance use disorders with or without co-occurring mental or physical health issues. This is a full-time position with full benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes the entire admissions assessment in the AVATAR system.
  • Conducts basic client and family orientations including an overview of program guidelines and structure.
  • As needed, assist with clerical tasks to include typing, filing, proofreading, and maintenance of service logs and data entry.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of community resources; provides information, referrals and follow-up.
  • Exhibits genuine concern for clients and always conducts oneself appropriately and professionally.
  • Coordinates admissions appointments with Janus staff.
  • Obtains authorizations for care and completes timely Utilization Reviews.
  • Ensures that all documentation is completed in an accurate, complete and timely manner in compliance with all legal, licensing and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains department policies and procedures in accordance with accreditation, licensing and certification requirements.
  • Regularly collaborates and maintains cooperative relationships with area providers and state agencies to support the continuity of care, network coordination & responsiveness to client needs.
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to learn and implement Electronic Medical Software (AVATAR) to perform essential job functions which include, but is not limited to, thoroughly documenting and entering client-related information and documents into the AVATAR system in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preference for two (2) years paid experience providing direct substance abuse counseling services in an intensive setting under supervision.
  • Preference for two (2) years paid experience providing direct sales of services or goods.
  • Certified as a drug and alcohol counselor or registered in a State of California approved certifying organization required.
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to learn and implement Electronic Medical Software (AVATAR) to perform essential job functions which includes, but is not limited to, thoroughly documenting and entering client-related information and documents into the AVATAR system in a timely manner.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Adept at using all features of the telephone system and voicemail.
  • CPR and First Aid certification prior to the first day of employment and maintains currency.
  • Bi-lingual highly desirable.


To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@janussc.org, Fax to (831) 462-4970 or mail to Human Resources, 200 7th Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

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Internships

Janus offers internships to students needing hours for supervision in CAADAC, MSW, LMFT and LCSW. For more information on how to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Department at jobs@janussc.org.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at Janus? Contact our Human Resources Department at jobs@janussc.org to learn more.

Janus of Santa Cruz
200 7th Avenue, Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95062