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Triage Associate - Addiction Recovery

Company: CARLE
Location: Allerton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

The Triage Associate will assess new patient referrals for appropriate level of substance use and/or mental health care. Performs phone assessment/screenings and arranges/recommends follow-up care. Provides short-term, individual or group based solution-focused counseling to a subset of patients

  • Assesses new patient referrals. Determine appropriate level of substance use and/or mental health care based upon phone or in person screen (level 1, level 2, medication assisted treatment, and/or case management)
  • Provides phone screenings to assess level of care needed.
  • Provides referrals to callers for treatment outside of the department as needed.
  • Provides short-term, solution focused counseling individually or in a group setting to a subset of patients.
  • Provides education to patients, families and group
  • Documents accurately and completely.
  • May complete a full substance use and mental health assessment when appropriate based on need, referral, and/or screening. Create or assist in treatment planning.
    • Screens new patients referred to Carle Addiction Recovery Center for treatment, and refers new patients for appropriate services inside and outside CARC.
    • Performs phone screenings to referred patients, including assessing need for level of care, medication assisted treatment, and/or case management.
    • Completes appropriate documentation in medical record within time frames established by departmental policy.
    • With permission of patient, provides communication back to referring providers about patient diagnosis, treatment plan, and progress
    • Maintains patient confidentiality and fulfills provider responsibilities as specified under HIPAA, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , Triage Associate - Addiction Recovery, Other , Allerton, Illinois

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