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University of Rochester ITP Coord, Addition Psych Svc - 227934 in Rochester, New York

ITP Coord, Addition Psych Svc Job ID 227934

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych




Position Summary:

Supervise clinical activities of assigned co-occurring disorder team in outpatient clinic setting. This includes caseload management support, intake/admission/orientation procedures, access and any direct care related issues, and participation in program development. Provides supervision to co-occurring disorder and embedded mental health clinical staff. Chairs high risk and treatment team meetings and co-facilitates triage meeting. Assumes teaching and direct clinical care responsibilities. Works with program directors to ensure smooth and cost-efficient program operations. Works with Department of Psychiatry Quality Assurance/Utilization Review Administrator and APS program directors to implement (QA/UR) monitoring within assigned clinics. Reports to the APS program director of chemical dependence services.



Clinical Operations

  • Serves as member of Addiction Psychiatry Program Management Team and other committees as assigned, and serves as Chair of co-occurring disorder treatment team meetings.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of Finger Lakes Region chemical dependency and co-occurring disorder treatment services, self-help groups, and other services, and referral for these programs. Ensures that clinical staff members maintain competency in relevant areas of chemical dependency, family systems, specific population needs and COD treatment, and maintain knowledge of referral sources, and eligibility and treatment requirements for other facilities.

  • Perform chart auditing and coordinate incident reporting procedures. Coordinates program evaluation/Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement activities including incident reviews with program directors and Quality Assurance Administrator.

  • Participate in a clinic wide leadership on call rotation.


  • Ensures effective liaison with other program components within Addiction Psychiatry. Ensures continuity of care for patients within APS, and adequate information and communication flow for patients needing more than one Strong Recovery service. The candidate will supervise staff maintenance of communication with other health care professionals both internal and external to APS, in order to provide continuity of care for the patient.

  • Represents assigned clinic on Department of Psychiatry committees as assigned. Represents assigned clinic within the Department of Psychiatry, to achieve effective liaison with other programs in the Department and continuity of care for patients who may be in more than one program within the Department of Psychiatry.

  • As directed by the Clinic Directors of APS operations, the Clinical Supervisor may represent APS to outside agencies, including county and other governmental agencies, the Region II consortium of chemical dependency treatment providers, other treatment providers, and regulatory agencies such as OASAS and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JCAHO).

    Program Development

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for assigned clinic. Assists program directors and other members of management team with development of other written policies and procedures for the outpatient clinic.

  • Assists the program directors in new service development, including needs assessment, grant or proposal writing, interagency planning, community liaison, regulatory review, and new service implementation. Participates in strategic planning for APS, involving the advancement of vision for the program within the Department of Psychiatry and within the community at large.


  • Directly supervises clinical staff in assigned clinic, including orientation of new staff. Supervises the development and implementation of specific chemical dependency treatment goals for all patients in assigned clinic. Monitors implementation of policies and procedures in assigned clinic. Contributes to hiring and termination decisions regarding clinical staff.

  • Serves as primary consultant to other direct service clinical staff. Advocates for the culture of an integrated approach to the treatment of patients who have both mental illness and chemical dependency. Coordinates urgent care, access to treatment, special arrangements and complicated cases' needs.

    Clinica l

  • Provides direct clinical care and plays a leadership role in the clinical teams, providing a mixture of intake interviews, and individual, group and family treatment, according to individual interest and program needs. Designs appropriate therapeutic treatment plans with clearly defined treatment goals, and follows through with the course of treatment. Assesses successful completion of treatment goals, and plans termination of therapy accordingly. Completes and maintains patient charts, and other required documentation of services rendered. Communicates with referral sources.

  • Prepare, track, and plan for changes as needed for caseload management in census and patient services in assigned clinic.

  • Mobilizes family and natural support networks when necessary, and assumes a leadership role in the multidisciplinary team approach to treatment, case management, training, and community interventions.

  • Maintains a caseload and participates in therapeutic interventions as needed.

  • Assist staff by providing guidance and mentorship during and after a crisis event.

  • Conduct ongoing trainings to staff regarding a variety of topics specific to substance use and mental health.

  • Subscribes to the Department's goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. Participates in available cultural competence events and trainings.


    Master’s Degree in a human services discipline and NYS CASAC required. Five years related of combined clinical and supervisory experience, including both chemical dependency experience and/or specific co-occurring disorders treatment experience.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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