• SBIRT Health Coach - Grant Funded - Part Time

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    Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. As Long Island’s only independent community hospital, we are 100% committed to becoming the community’s healthcare provider of choice with our greatly enhanced services including the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our highly-advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, our new modern surgical pavilion, our unique ER approach, and our high-touch services including women’s imaging, sleep laboratory and orthopedics and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff – Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.


    The SBIRT Health Coach provides interventional coaching through the implementation of the SBIRT protocol for patients facing alcohol and substance abuse issues. The primary area to provide these interventions will be the Emergency Department; however, it is expected that contact will be maintained with patients, their families and clinical teams to foster strong partnerships with patients as appropriate. The SBIRT Health Coach will conduct a screening using the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) tool for alcohol and other drug use.

    Provide education and brief intervention to individuals with identified need using motivational interviewing techniques.

    Make appropriate treatment and service referrals for individuals with high risk alcohol and/or drug use.

    Coordinate with area service providers to assist persons identified with High Risk Substance Use to gain access to substance use treatment services.

    Collect and enter customer information in customer database (Electronic Service Record).

    Liaise with local mental health and homeless service team around service coordination.

    Attend all meetings and trainings as requested.

    Provide SBIRT at community and mobile service sites during designated entertainment, events, and conferences.


    Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology

    New York State License in Social Work

    Minimum of 2 (two) years’ work experience in substance abuse and/or mental health services

    Emergency Room or Healthcare Setting experience preferred


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