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Substance Abuse Counselor

Company name
NYU Langone Medical Center

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Case Management, Healthcare, Part Time, Counseling, Volunteer

Posted on
Dec 25,2018

Valid Through
Apr 09,2019

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

In this role, the successful candidate We are seeking a part-time, health coach/counselor to provide multi-session smoking cessation coaching to patients enrolled in a research study at NYU Orthopedic Hospital. The smoking cessation coach will provide telephone counseling to patients following a protocol developed by the study investigators. The protocol uses problem-solving and motivational enhancement approaches to help patients develop an individualized relapse prevention plan.

Job Responsibilities:

Counseling - Provides smoking cessation counseling for patients who quit smoking prior to undergoing knee or hip replacement at NYU Orthopedic Hospital. Smoking cessation counseling utilizes motivational interviewing techniques.

Project Administration - Oversees planning/management of counseling activities of projects as assigned. Assists in coordinating visits between participants and counselors throughout the course of the study, including tracking and documenting follow up visits.

Site Relationships - Establishes and maintains positive relationships with recruitment site staff and participants. Demonstrates effective and professional communication with recruitment sites and study participants.

Study Regulations - Aware of study regulatory status and keep an up to date copy of regulatory documents. Interact with patient/subject and families in a courteous and professional manner. Be consistent and regularly follow through with the patient/subjects reminding them of visits and compliance. Monitors any outward effects or issues regarding patient/subject safety and report this to the Principal Investigator.

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a - Bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g., mental health counseling, social work).

- 2 years of experience as a health coach or counselor, with experience in relevant health behavior change approaches.

- Experience working with patients in a research setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree preferred.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research.

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