This is a grant-funded position within ECUHIVP in the Division of Infectious Disease. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Counselor (SAMHC) is a self-directed position and will be under the direct supervision of the Behavioral Health Coordinator to provide substance abuse and mental health counseling services. The SAMHC will use advanced therapy and counseling skills to evaluate and treat people living with HIV (PLWH) who are in primary medical care at ECUIVP. The SAMHC is expected to treat clients with complex multiple substance abuse, acute and chronic mental health issues and/or biopsychosocial issues (e.g., community-related). Some of the duties include providing individual and group counseling by establishing rapport with clients and their families, applying techniques of assessing psychosocial, behavioral and psychological aspects of addiction, and formulating clear, goal-oriented treatment plans with appropriate documentation. Other duties include providing counseling education to staff and act as a resource for substance abuse evaluation and treatment.
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The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
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Associate’s degree in a related Human Services discipline and two years of experience related to the area of assignment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 400137
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Infectious Diseases at The Brody School of Medicine is dedicated to the treatment of persons infected with HIV in Eastern North Carolina. Our physicians and physician extenders currently provide care for more than 1,000 patients in our clinic in Greenville as well as for another 300 patients in clinics in surrounding counties. Faculty members are currently collecting data to address the issue of the disproportionate infection rate of HIV in African-Americans. The division is involved in many clinical trials involving HIV therapies. These trials provide needed drugs to persons who may otherwise not be able to receive treatment.
The Infectious Diseases Division works closely with Vidant Medical Center in both infection control and antibiotic management to reduce infections in the hospital setting. Researchers in the division are working on infection control screening methods to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the hospital. The antibiotic management program of the hospital has been instrumental in reducing unnecessary antibiotics; the reduction in antibiotic use has lead to a decrease in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections in our hospital.
Education is an integral component of our division. The division is involved with the education of medical students at The Brody School of Medicine as well as with residents at Vidant Medical Center. Faculty members and staff within the division are providing education regarding HIV infection to high-risk groups in the community. Finally, the division has had an infectious diseases fellowship program since 2002. We feel that the training of future infectious diseases clinicians is critical in our fight against the many plagues that threaten our population today and in the years to come.
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