The University of Kansas Hospital - Therapy & Rehab Careers

Substance Abuse Counselor Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for Substance Abuse Counselor


Assesses patients entering methadone treatment and provides ongoing assessments at appropriate intervals.

Provides appropriate care and treatment planning that considers the age appropriateness and developmental level of each patient served.

Takes actions to correct, reduce, and /or prevent risks to methadone patient in response to data indicating healthcare risks.

Ensures appropriate documentation and communication on all issues of observed deviations from methadone treatment standards and situations involving unacceptable/exceptional performance and behavior.

Works with treatment team to establish measurable treatment goals, objectives and specific time-limited interventions for patients.

Provides and coordinates care for patients between providers and community resources, including, but not limited to other local/national clinics about transfer patients and cross-check of patients.

Teaches and counsels patients in accordance with designated plans.


Bachelor's Degree in psychology, counseling, nursing or a related human services field from a fully accredited college or university required

Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related human services field from a fully accredited college or university preferred

LAC license/certification from Kansas BSRB required

Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Counselor, or other third party reimbursable license to practice in the State of Kansas preferred

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