Substance Use Technician | OTP/MAT | Chiefland | #40381

Location: Chiefland, Fl


This is a moderately advanced position at the OTP clinic that conducts drug screening on patients in the clinic, putting patient information into the lab site, printing up lab results, putting these results in Tower and creating the billing in patients' EHR.  Monitoring hall and parking lot activity, discouraging loitering while promoting compliance with individual and group attendance is a daily task of this position

Minimum Qualifications:

High school degree or equivalent

Five years of experience working directly with recipients experiencing substance use disorders in a treatment setting or complete an in service training in the treatment of substance use disorders (provided by Meridian Staff)

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1.  Be familiar with the OTP rules and regulations (will be taught at the OTP)

2.  Have the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with drug abuse and drug dependence.

3.  Have the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the  individualized client treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program

4.  Can demonstrate behaviors that recognize client rights

5.  Can demonstrate respect for diversity and shows sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.

6.  Understand and comply with rules related to Personal Health Information and ensures that information is shared with other providers, as directed by the client in a manner consistent with Center policy and HIPAA requirements

7.  Must be able to assist other staff with education and program activities, work effectively with others, be part of a team and be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities when requested.

8.  Complete observed urine drug screens on same sex clients and oral drug screens and alcohol breathalyzer tests on all clients as required.

9.  Be able to effectively work with clients to reach desired reactions

10.  Provide effective and accurate documentation in progress notes and/or other required reports.

11. Have basic computer skills by being able to work with a computer based program, input data and find and report on data

12. Willing to accept other duties as required in order to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.  The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demand:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions