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Overdose Survivor's Coach
Category: Support and Patient Services - Non-Clinical
Job Requisition: 28654
Department: Emergency Services
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day / Evening Shift with Rotating Weekend (Weekends Not Required at This Time)
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The Overdose Survivor's Outreach Program (OSOP) Community Recovery Coach is an integral part of the SBIRT team that is designated to conduct outreach and engagement to survivors of an opioid overdose after discharge and referral from the emergency department. Provides non-clinical services intended to aid patients in establishing recovery and reducing the risk associated with a subsequent overdose. Assists in completing referrals to recovery support and substance use treatment services, and develops service plans to promote successful linkage to referred services. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Peer Recovery Specialist certification preferred or attained within six months of hire.
  • Actively in recovery with a minimum of two years of professional experience in a substance use disorder setting providing peer support/navigation, Certified Peer Specialist through the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, and/or Recovery Coach.
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MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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