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Facility: Mercy Hospital Location: Rockville Centre, NY Department: New Hope Stabilization Center Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time, including Weekends Shift: Night shift Hours: 12:00 to 8 Am ReqNum: 6037627


If you're looking for a great place to grow your career at a community hospital focused on excellent patient experience and nursing excellence, Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, may be what you are seeking.   We offer career advancement, a rich tuition reimbursement program, medical benefits, a generous pension plan, 403B for retirement and PTO plan.  Join us and Long Live Long Island where we care for Every Patient, Every Time. 

Explore a career with Mercy Hospital, a 375-bed not-for-profit hospital and member of Catholic Health that has been serving the healthcare needs for the residents of Nassau County and its surrounding areas since 1913. Ranked among the top hospitals in New York State, Mercy offers a NYS designated Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and has received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – the only hospital in the region and one of only two in NY State to receive this prestigious award.

Job Summary:

Provides chemical dependency counseling, intervention and discharge planning as a member of an interdisciplinary team to adult individuals with chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.


  • Screens potential individuals for admission via telephone/walk-ins to ensure appropriate level of care, using the OASAS LOCADTR tool.
  • Refers individuals to other referral services if the individual is not appropriate for the programs level of care or if there is no bed availability.
  • Receives and processes individuals through the admissions process based on unit admission guidelines, including unit orientation, fire safety, dignified contraband search, confidentiality, alcohol, drug, tobacco free policies, and proper adherence to infection control and hygiene standards.
  • Collects concise, accurate individual Bio-Psychosocial information, completes the Admission Assessment intake form and documents the admitting note.
  • Develops and documents an individualized Recovery Plan within 24 hours of admission based on presenting problems of individual and with collaboration of individual.
  • Provides assistance to individuals with appropriate after care linkage, individual crisis counseling, and basic education about the disease process.
  • Develops educational topics and facilitates group counseling.
  • Plans effective and timely discharges based on utilization review criteria and communicates discharge planning with Program Supervisor/Director.
  • Observes and monitors individual daily activities, behaviors and moods, and fully documents finding and observations in progress notes.
  • Monitors and observes individual’s progress toward achieving Recovery Plan goals and documents finding every two (2) days on Recovery Plan Review and daily or as needed in Progress Notes.
  • Provides transportation as needed using agency vehicles and adheres to unit policies and guidelines regarding transportation of individuals.
  • Maintains confidentiality of individuals, employees, department and agency information including computer passwords.
  • Prepares and serves snacks (and/or meal services) as assigned.
  • Provides assistance and education to co-workers and serves as a resource person to non-certified and support staff.
  • Maintains yearly educational requirements set forth by OASAS to allow for timely renewal of credential.
  • Follows agency policy in regards to attendance.
  • Follows agency policy in regards to lateness.
  • Complies with dress, appearance standards for position.
  • Interrupts and reports potential abuse to administrator immediately to administrator.
  • Keeps supervisor apprised of significant issues.         
  • Employee conducts themselves in conformity with the HIPAA Compliance Program, applicable institutional policies and procedures for individual privacy and the Maryhaven Electronic Information Security Policies and Procedures.
  • Job requires access to the individuals entire protected health information (PHI), in accordance with the Health Information Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.


•Must be certified by NYS OASAS as a CASAC
•Bachelor's degree in Human Service Field preferred
•At least 1 year of experience working with chemical dependency and/or mental health experience required including group experience.
•Maintains valid NYS drivers License for transporting clients in agency vehicle.
•Maintains yearly educational requirements for timely renewal of OASAS credential.
•Flexibility in schedule to meet program demands
•Must be NARCAN trained within the first month of employment 

At Catholic Health, we are more than 18,000 professionals inspired by innovation, strengthened by compassion, and driven to excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible for yourself, and for the community we serve.

Join our team at Mercy Hospital and discover why Catholic Health was named Long Island's Top Workplace.

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