Director of Addiction Services

SUMMARY:

Director of Addiction Services will work closely with Chief Behavioral Health Officer and senior management in the assessment and development of Addiction Programming.   Director of Addiction Services has a lead role in administratively assessing and supervising team based work flows, team based care, is a lead in developing programs and quality improvement projects from an addictions standpoint across the health center.  The Director of Addiction services is the team leader of the complex addiction program and behavioral health complex addiction program staff report directly to the Director of Addiction services.   The Director of Addiction services will assist in the supervision of assigned prescribers that see patients with dual diagnosis and addictions. 

Participate in LCHC community outreach efforts, as appropriate and as assigned.  This may include serving as a health consultant for the Lynn Public Schools, local day care centers, after school program, day camps or other community related organizations; providing such services as programmatic consultation, preparation/review of health related policies and documentation or participating in health screenings, health education programs or counseling at health fairs and other similar community events.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic health information.   
  • Treat all patients and fellow staff in a welcoming and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude and behavior within the department setting.
  • Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members and maintaining an open and positive attitude.
  • Welcome new employees and students to the team by assisting with their orientation to the team and mentoring them, as requested. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Routine communication with CBHO and senior management regarding current addiction programming, health center needs, policies, and program development.
  • Conduct routine needs assessment on current addiction programming with a focus on quality improvement and program development.
  • Play a lead role in developing addiction programming, treatment guidelines, and policies.
  • Lead complex addiction team treatment team meetings and facilitate effective communication within team members and outside providers.
  • Lead of buprenorphine/naloxone treatment team meetings and facilitate effective communication within team members and outside providers.
  • Provide consultation as indicated and deemed appropriate to patient care providers and others within health center around matters related to addiction.
  • Supervise assigned psychopharmacologists.
  • Train and educate BH and primary care providers on evidence based addiction practices
  • Collaborate with team member developing efficient operational work flow with respect to addiction programming.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training and ACES Training.
  • Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

CULTURAL COMPETENCE

  • Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence.
  • Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural bias or conflicts.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

  • Is aware that in order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergencies, any staff member may be assigned temporary duties that differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.
  • Understands that all staff should have a Personal Emergency Plan in place to best respond to his/her job responsibilities should a health center emergency arise.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have completed an addiction fellowship or have significant experience working in addictions field or have a certification in addictions.  
  • Have an X-license to prescribe Suboxone.
  • Significant experience and training in working with patients with dual diagnosis and addictions.   
  • Has had previous experience in program management, program development, supervision, and quality improvement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual BBP Training is required. 
  • Up to date immunizations and annual TB testing is required. 
  • Annual flu immunization is strongly recommended.  All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center.
  • Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

JOB POSTING:   18-071

Hours

Full-Time