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Recovery Navigator - Community Medication Assisted Recovery

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
The recovery navigator is a trained, certified peer recovery specialist who helps patients access evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders with a focus on low-threshold access to MAR (medication assisted recovery), treatment programs, and harm-reduction, specifically those who are homeless, facing homelessness, and incarcerated.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Training and certification as CPRS required.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Nonjudgmental, energetic, positive, harm-reduction approach to assisting patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Understanding of SUD as a medical condition and the role of MAR in treatment and harm reduction. Ability to use computer information systems, computer literacy, and knowledge of word processing. Ability to interact with patients in a culturally relatable manner. Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Make contact and establish a positive relationship with patients, not limited to but including, in the jail or who are homeless who use drugs. Utilizing standardized tools and assessments to identify patient needs, provide brief intervention as applicable.
  • Work with Supervisor to set up a robust system for ensuring patient referral.
  • In conjunction with supervisor, develop relationships with a comprehensive array of community service providers to address the needs of people with SUD or co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Respond to calls or messages directly from patients and providers, as appropriate.
  • Advocate for a culture of low threshold access to medication assisted recovery for patients
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to communicate with patients in a respectful, culturally appropriate, non-judgmental manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date information about the effects of various substances, withdrawal symptoms, and treatment options in order to effectively educate and counsel patients.

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