Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST - ABQ - FULL TIME
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Requisition ID
- Case/Utilization Mgmt/Care Coor
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- Location : Name
- 8120 Constitution Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-7654
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- New Mexico
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Weekday Schedule Monday-Friday
Peer Recovery Support Specialist will provide Recovery Coaching to patients struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Recovery Coaching is a set of non-clinical activities based on shared lived experience that engage, educate, and support an individual to successfully recover from mental or substance use disorders. Peer Recovery Support Specialists act as a recovery and empowerment catalyst: guiding the recovery process and supporting individual recovery choices, goals, and decisions. They may assist the patient in identifying personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, link the recovering person to the recovery community, and serve as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family recovery. A Peer Recovery Support Specialist does not serve the role of sponsor. A Peer Recovery Support Specialist models competency in resiliency and recovery and ongoing coping skills. Peer Recovery Support Specialists work closely with the patients treatment team and, when needed, works with patients family and community, as well.
*Coordinates and communicates with hospital staff, funders and community partners as required.
*Creates reports and presentations as required.
*Works independently and with a multidisciplinary team to provide services and deliverables as required by PHS and/or funders.
*Engages patient toward recovery using Motivational Interviewing Skills.
*Provides patient assessment(s).
*Provides Naloxone education in partnership with nursing and medical personnel.
*Identifies and provides community resources.
*Works with ancillary/community providers to ensure seamless transition for continuity of care.
*Supports patient in linkage with community appointment prior to discharge.
*Regularly contacts patient after discharge.
*Manages and maintains patient tracking and outcomes.
*Complies with hospital, funding, State and Federal regulations.
*Support Patients, first and foremost uses their personal experiences to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acting as a mentor. As someone who successfully managed their own recovery, the Peer Recovery Support Specialist provides patients an example of what they can strive for in their recovery.
*Coordinate Patient Logistics, in order to support the facility, handles some logistics of patient arrival and departure; includes arranging transportation for the patient, managing follow-up appointments, and working with facility administrators and discharge staff members.
*Build Community, works to build a community of both patients and staff that is supportive and conducive to patient growth and recovery. May assist in the creation and implementation of social activities and help create a positive environment for everyone.
*Identify Resources for patients; link up with various community organizations and resources to provide additional support for patients, particularly as they transition from recovery back into the general community. Can include continued healthcare, housing, job assistance, and additional treatment services as well as support in the task of finding or re-integrating with friends, family, and outside communities.
Education: High School Diploma/GED required
*Knowledge of community resources required. * Registrar for Peer Certification class within 6 months after hire *Current NM drivers license is preferred *Certified Narcan educator preferred *Trained in Motivational Interviewing Skills preferred *Previous experience working in hospital or ED setting preferred *Experience working with confidential medical records and documentation preferred. *Effective written and verbal communication skills *Computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point *Familiar with readiness assessment tools and SBIRT.
* High School Diploma or GED
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.