Outreach Team Member

  • Location: Los Banos, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #75932

Location: Los Banos, CA 93635
Position: Outreach Team Member/Substance Use Navigator
Pay Rate: $ 31.63/hr.
Duration: 13 weeks
Expected Shift: Mon-Fri, (8:00am-5pm PST), ON-SITE

Duties

  • This role will be onsite in the ER dept, and will help patients in person and by phone at other sites.

  • The navigator is a care coordinator and an integral team member of a statewide initiative to improve access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder.

  • Navigators conduct initial brief assessments, introduce patients to MOUD programs and services, expedite appointments at MOUD-capable clinics, serve as the primary point for their clients, and maintain ongoing contact with their panel.

  • They also assist with access to other services such as financial counseling, primary care, mental health services, social services, and residential treatment facilities.

Job Overview

  • Member of the Emergency Department (ED)-Based or Bridge clinic-based MOUD Team.

  • During scheduled (longer) homework hours, find or has a robust referral mechanism in place to follow up with patients referred to Patient Navigator during this timeframe.

  • Become versed in a variety of substance use treatment models, patterns of substance use, effects of intoxicants and withdrawal of various substances

  • Become versed in local and regional substance use treatment options and local harm reduction services.

  • Develop expertise in insurance benefits and exclusions related to treatment.

  • Initiate, develop and maintain constructive relationships with community MOUD treatment providers.

  • Schedules follow up appointments, offers additional resources, networks to help achieve sustained access to care.

  • Establish relationship with the patient and communicate via telephone, texting, and/or email to remind patients of appointments, help patients navigate any obstacles to follow up treatment, and provide encouragement.

  • Support patient to access the most optimal level of care available, if patient from out of county and needs to access MOUD in their home county, assist to connect with local resources in their home county.

  • May have additional duties in a Bridge clinic depending on site.

Skills

  • Preferable experience: social worker with substance use treatment program/insurance experience/Emergency Room experience/Hospital exp. Maybe someone with BS wanting work experience before grad school.

  • CADAC cert desired not required. Sutter can help candidate obtain cert during the contract.

  • BLS required

  • Nonjudgmental, energetic, positive approach to assisting patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

  • Understanding of SUD as a medical condition and the role of MOUD in treatment and harm reduction. Adherence to an abstinence-based social model that is unsupportive of MOUD is not aligned with the goals of this position.

  • Interest/proficiency in working with individuals recently released from incarceration, homeless individuals and other marginalized populations.

  • Any additional ability to communicate in languages spoken in local community such as Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, etc. helpful

Education

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or similar focus – preferred not required

  • High School Diploma

Our client is one of the largest Healthcare Staffing Providers in the United States, to be assigned at one of their affiliated hospitals/healthcare facilities.
 
This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations may be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.
 
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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