Peer Support Specialist-ER Opioid Protocol Grant Funded-FT-Days(52194) BHMC
Req #: 52194
Dept.: Behavior Health
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, US .Date Posted: May 25, 2023.
Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale has been a respected leader in healthcare since its founding in 1938. As Broward Health’s flagship hospital, Broward Health Medical Center offers 716 beds and is home to virtually every medical specialty, including cardiac care, maternity, neonatology, pediatrics and comprehensive stroke care. Additional services include cancer care, kidney and lung transplant, orthopaedics, palliative care, robotics, sickle cell, surgical weight loss, a Level I trauma center and an on-site fitness center.
***GRANT-FUNDED***Full Time Eligible 80 hours per pay period. High school graduation or equivalent.
One to Two years of related experience. Including at a minimum one year of experience as a Peer Support Specialist or similar position.
Current BLS from the American Heart Association. Must have a minimum of two years stability managing personal recovery and using coping skills. Must have first-hand knowledge and experience with substance abuse recovery. Requires possession of a valid Florida drivers license. Requires Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CPRS) certification, or be able to obtain within Twelve(12) months of hire.
Under general supervision and according to departmental policies and procedures, provides a range of activities including advocacy, linkage to resources, sharing of experience, community and relationship building, group facilitation, skill building, mentoring and goal setting for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). This position provides patient care assistance in collaboration with the clinical, and/or medical staff within Broward health facilities. Employees in this position may provide non-clinical casework to patients with SUD. While actual tasks may vary, depending upon area of assignment, work generally involves assisting professional, clinical, and nursing staff in the treatment and care of patients in accordance with the established methods and procedures of the addiction/substance abuse program and state regulations. Judgment and discretion are used in dealing with program participants. Work is performed with some independence in daily operations within approved policies and procedures and is evaluated through reports and observation of results.
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