291 Elm St. (HV- Terrace House) Treatment Assistant
Location: Buffalo, NY Department: 291 Elm Street
Type: FULL TIME Min. Experience: Entry Level
TITLE: Treatment Assistant -Adult Programs
Under direct supervision the Treatment Facilitator assists in carrying out intake assessments and provides a range of supported services to assist patients achieve short term and long term recovery goals. Must be alert and awake at all times.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:
Under direct supervision, performs screening of new patients including the collection of demographic information, medical history, and chemical use history and insurance information.
Monitors and reports vital signs on a regular basis including blood pressure, pulse and temperature; observes and monitors overt patient behaviors and alerts appropriate staff of unusual situations.
Under direct supervision of the nursing staff, assists in emergency medical care for problems such as seizures, aspiration and wounds, and maintains a working knowledge of the standard medical equipment used in Primary Care.
Provides direct patient care including assisting with shower, distributing linen, clothing and personal hygiene articles, changing bed sheets, dispensing fluid, meals and cleaning up patients areas.
B. Support Services
Provides supportive and motivational counseling to patients during sobering up; encourages patients to complete the program and enter appropriate follow-up services.
May assist in developing short-term treatment plans for patient including patient assignment to intake unit.
Provides linkage services to patients, including transporting or escorting patients to scheduled appointments or outside activities.
Assists in managing patient behaviors.
Inventories and secures patient valuables and clothing at admission.
C. Other Duties
Assists in the waiting area of the building and surrounding areas to assure safe, clean access for patients and promote a clean healthy environment.
Maintains clinical, administrative and statistical records as required.
May conduct follow up activities to determine service outcome.
May assist in promoting program services to potential patients and sources of referral.
Participates in staff meetings, case conferences and in-service training.
Performs related services as directed.
All duties and other work place activities shall be undertaken in a manner that is non-discriminatory, and behavior toward co-workers and patients will demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency.
The Treatment Facilitator receives clinical and administrative supervision from the Nursing Services Specialist or Program Supervisor and may receive task supervision from the Addiction Rehabilitation Nurse or the Addiction Rehabilitation Specialist.
All employees must enhance and work toward a clean work environment.
Certification in CPR and basic first aid required. 2 years full-time paid human services experience. Associates Degree in a human service field. Must have clean driving record.