EXPANDED DRUG TESTING COORDINATOR

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE
Posted
Nov 10, 2017
Closes
Dec 10, 2017
Specialty
Office
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121059

Job Summary

Location -
Stroger Hospital
Emergency Medicine

The Expanded
Drug Testing Coordinator works with clinical staff to monitor and facilitate
the drug testing of individuals with substance use disorder at Cook County
Health & Hospitals Systems (CCHHS).
This position will ensure that testing will take place in various
locations including the Emergency Department, Trauma Unit and appropriate
clinics (Medication Assistant Treatment Clinic, Pain Clinic, and Primary Care Clinics). This is a grant funded position. Cook County
Health & Hospitals System has received approval to implement a State
Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR). The grant is
intended to support specialized screening, linkage case management, and
recovery support services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for
persons with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The Opioid STR will expire on
June 30, 2018.

This
position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.


Typical
Duties

  • Monitors
    the ongoing expanded opioid and fentanyl drug testing at Cook County Health
    & Hospitals System (CCHHS).
  • Assists
    clinical staff with facilitating point of care expanded opioid testing in the
    clinical areas through urine toxicology screening.
  • Records
    and/or documents activities in appropriate files and systems, which may include
    medical records, care management systems, etc. aligned with team’s quality
    improvement efforts.
  • Gathers,
    extracting, and analyzes drug screen results from medical records.
  • Initiates,
    troubleshoots and follows up on send out tests supporting further testing such
    as fentanyl analogues to NMS Labs, or other laboratories.
  • Interfaces
    with multiple departments and analyzes trends in healthcare.
  • Administers
    questionnaires or surveys to laboratory, clinicians or patients.
  • Tracks
    clinical data and prepares reports as necessary; performs data cleaning when
    necessary for accuracy in reporting.
  • Retrieves
    documents such as laboratory reports and clinical records from location
    throughout CCHHS including but not limited to Emergency Department, Trauma
    Unit, Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic, Pain Clinic, other outpatient
    clinic, and Provident Hospital to support effective transitions (i.e.
    communication between clinical areas, laboratory, and clinical peer counselor).
  • Participates
    in Interdisciplinary Rounds, as requested.
  • Complies
    with CCHHS policies, procedures, and department standards.
  • Attends
    and participates in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Generates
    drug testing related reports in the electronic record system on regular basis.
  • Works
    closely with research related programs within CCHHS.
  • Acts
    as a liaison with supporting procedures of testing and reporting of expanded
    opioid screening.
  • May
    be required to support the workflow of testing coordinator throughout CCHHS sites.
  • Completes
    other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s
    degree from an accredited college or university is required (must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
  • One
    (1) year of volunteer experience or work experience in a healthcare related
    field is required
  • Previous
    experience working with data generating reports is required

Must Meet All Required Qualifications At Time Of Application Filing

Preferred
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Data Management, Health Care, or Life Sciences from an accredited
    college or university
  • One
    (1) year of experience working with individuals with Substance Use Disorders
    (SUDs)
  • Experience
    working with diverse or vulnerable patient populations
  • Prior
    experience creating Excel spreadsheets
  • Bilingual
    English/Spanish

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other
Characteristics

  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all
    levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age
    groups
  • Demonstrate
    good phone and email etiquette skills with strong response times
  • Demonstrate
    analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict
    management/resolution skills
  • Demonstrate
    attention to detail, accuracy and precision
  • Ability
    to effectively use technology and utilize software for completing notes,
    tracking results and samples.
  • Ability
    to prioritize work.
  • Ability
    to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability
    to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information
    (PHI)
  • Ability to adhere to department
    policies and standards utilizing best practices incorporating the use of
    electronic health record (EHR)

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE
READ


When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals
System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in
the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous
service

To take advantage of this preference a
Veteran must:
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment
    application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
    “Are you a Military Veteran?”
  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of
    application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB
    22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of
    the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before
    9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).

Discharge papers must list
an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge
papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable


OR

A
copy of a valid State ID Card or
Driver’s License
which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may
also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If
items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference


VETERANS MUST PROVIDE
ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S
LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.


Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
    Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits
package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

*Degrees awarded outside of the United States
with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories
and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation
service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be
presented at time of interview
.



*Please note all offers of Employment are
contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional &
employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate
licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and
pre-employment drug screen.




*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly
prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.






COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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