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Allegheny Health Network; Peer Recovery Specialist

Post Date: 09/08/17
Type of Position: Peer-Services
Title: Peer Recovery Specialist
Qualifications: Qualifications:
窶「 Associate’s degree preferred
窶「 At least 3-5 years of experience working with those in recovery
窶「 Communicates effectively, using exceptional verbal and written skills as well as demonstrates strong creative problem-solving and conflict management skills;
窶「 Extensive experience with commonly used computer business applications to include but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Utilizes critical thinking skills to provide recommendations and/or other corrective actions as needed;
窶「 Strong interpersonal organizational and analytical skills and the ability to perform under pressure within rigid time constraints, without the loss of efficiency, quality and professionalism as demonstrated by previous positions held;
窶「 Exemplifies excellent customer relations in interactions with physicians and employees, and serves as a positive role model through initiative, involvement and availability;
窶「 Serves as an educator and internal consultant to leadership, teams and individuals in meeting the needs of physicians and their office staff;
窶「 Seeks out new ideas and best practices in physician onboarding and incorporates them into the organization’s onboarding efforts;
窶「 Ability to identify, establish and meet goals and objectives.
Description: The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.
For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes. We continue this tradition by using the latest medical innovations to treat our patients, gaining knowledge through research to constantly improve how we prevent, diagnose and treat illness, and staffing our hospitals with experienced, expert and compassionate physicians, nurses, technicians, clinicians, and support professionals who are dedicated to medicine, people and healing.

Job Summary:
Assist in facilitation a collaborative relationship between others in recovery from substance use disorders and the Center for Inclusion health COE team for the addiction medicine program. Peer Recovery Specialists are overseen by a Master’s Level Social Worker directly reporting to the Project Manager.
Job Responsibilities:
窶「 Engage the individual and establish rapport as evidenced by empathic and active listening, communicating in a nonjudgmental way, recognizing addictive behavior.
窶「 Recognize signs and symptoms of addiction with sensitivity to cultural and environmental differences.
窶「 Assist in development and enhancement of a comprehensive recovery plan by identifying resources, including community programs and agencies, and overcoming barriers to that plan.
窶「 Ability to recognize emergency and crisis situations.
窶「 Educate the individual, family, and community about disease of addiction and the recovery process.
窶「 Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to codes of ethics and standards of practice.
窶「 Engage in continuing professional and personal development relative to recovery support services.
Contact Info: Emalee Ranalli atツ412-359-4696 orツEmalee.ranalli@ahn.org.