The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of
Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.
Assess and evaluate patients seeking primary care health services for alcohol and other drug use; ensure immediate
access and warm hand-off to substance use treatment services; ensure collection of data in compliance with grant funding requirements.
None. Will work with the entire Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Interact with patients, families, University and Hospital staff, federal and local government
agencies, community-based organizations and the general public.
medical and behavioral health screening tools (including AUDIT-C, DAST, PHQ-9) to assess patients for substance use and mental health;
conduct one-on-one interviews with patients.
Conducts brief interventions with patients who screen positive for alcohol and other
drugs, as necessary
Collaborate with medical and behavioral health care providers to refer and provide linkage and access to
immediate referral to substance use treatment service agencies (governmental, hospital-based, community-based or private treatment services)
Ensure warm hand-off to referring agency prior to patient leaving an appointment
Provide follow-up calls to
treatment providers to confirm patient follow through; contact patient to assess satisfaction with the services provided by the substance
Document and maintain accurate records of follow-up with patients.
Assists in developing and revising
policies and procedures to guide program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Train staff, health care providers, community-based
agencies externs and interns for the delivery of health promotion programs and activities.
Maintain, continuously update and ensure
accuracy of directory of substance treatment referrals sources
Monitor and review electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR) reports
to ensure accuracy of data and follow-up activities
Maintain a library of health education resources for patients, staff and medical
and behavioral health care providers on health and wellness, alcohol and other drug use, prescription medication use and related topics
Assist SBIRT Team with planning and on-going program evaluation (Plan-Do-Study-Act) and outcomes assessment.
Serve on the SBIRT
Team and assume responsibility of assigned tasks.
Represent the SBIRT team throughout HU, HUH, local DC government and
community-based health care agencies, private practices and the general public
Attend regularly scheduled SBIRT team meetings.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of principles, contemporary practices and
trends of health education, training methodology and individual and group dynamics.
Skilled in interviewing, listening,
individual/group training needs
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with culturally diverse
populations to include, patients, health care professionals, departmental leadership, government, community-based and private agencies.
Demonstrated experience using Windows Operating Systems including Microsoft Office, e-mail and Internet.
Works a 40-hour work
Ability to work staggered hours of duty as scheduled and/or extra hours to complete assignments.
Must possess a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree or equivalent. Health education experience, a plus.
Current Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentials, a plus; but not required
If you like wild growth and working
with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!