Peer Recovery Coach, Full Time, Emergency Services

Fort Washington, MD
Aug 06, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced Peer Recovery Coach who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Peer Recovery Coach, you will:
•Work as part of the Emergency Department team to provide peer support and motivation to encourage patients who are seeking treatment for alcohol or drug dependency and addiction issues.
•Conduct brief interventions to patients that screen positive for alcohol and/or drug use.
•Identify patient's history of drug/alcohol use, treatment history, motivation to change behavior and other needs for community support services.
•Identify patient's readiness to change and use motivational interviewing techniques and other communication skills to support a plan for reducing or eliminating harmful drug and/or alcohol use.
•Work with ED staff and social worker to identify community support services.
•Assist patient and family with understanding how to utilize these community services.
•Assist patients in linking to community support services and substance treatment services including securing appointment and transportation.
•Act as a peer support throughout the hospitalization and post-discharge, as appropriate to facilitate attainment of goals.
•Provide family members with recovery support materials.
•Provide telephone outreach to patients to assist with linkages and continued peer support.
•Model coping techniques and self-help strategies.
•Demonstrate ability to meet the productivity requirements set in accordance with program goals.
•Participate in trainings to continually gain new skills.
•Attend required staff and other meetings.
•Complete required documentation and other reports.
•Act as a resource to other clinical team members on recovery support.
•Consult with nursing staff, social work as requested, even if patient does not screen positive.
•Notify patient's nurse before visiting the patient.
•Telephone treatment providers to verify patient showed up for appointment; and follow-up by telephone with any patient that misses an appointment.

Qualifications include:
•High school diploma or G.E.D.
•The candidate must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with a minimum of three years demonstrated personal recovery and sustained abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use.
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
•Demonstrate competencies for position within the first 90 days of employment.
•Satisfactorily meets requirements of position during periodic and annual evaluations.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Rotating shifts based on needs of the department

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.