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Substance Use Navigator

Company: Community Medical Centers
Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Community Medical Centers has been providing central California with the highest level of care available in the region. Community Regional Medical Center measures up with top hospitals nationally and is the 3rd largest in California! With 685 beds, we are home to the only comprehensive Burn and Level I Trauma center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in California! We have an 84-bed Level III NICU and plan to significantly expand pediatric specialty care. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We're affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility; trained 3,000 Medical Doctor's to date plus continuous invests in research and training grants.


Provides direct services to identified substance use disorder patients of CMC Emergency and inpatient units. Develops a plan of care to coordinate outreach screening, assessment, referral, treatment, education, data collection, and utilization of community based resources to facilitate with compliance of the medical care plan. The position requires collaborative efforts with physicians, case management, social workers, and other internal and external personnel to promote appropriate utilization of healthcare resources.


1. Serves as a member of the CMC Bridge based Medication for Opioid use Disorder team.

2. Develops an effective proactive plan to coordinate care and support care plan compliance.

3. Collaborates with the Case Management team, physicians, Emergency Department, Inpatient Units, Ambulatory Care, and other healthcare professionals to implement plan.

4. Participates in daily bedside rounds, or face to face assessments to encourage voluntary participation.

5. Follows all inpatient and ED referrals for substance abuse treatment resources.

6. Schedules follow up appointments, offers additional resources, and networks to help achieve sustained access to care.

7. Establishes relationships with patients and communicates via telephone, at the bedside, or via email to remind patients of appointments and to help navigate any obstacles to follow up treatment.

8. Serves as a liaison between identified patient and community agencies.

9. Assists patient in developing goals and areas of need through a treatment plan to promote compliance.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.



* Associate's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Human Services related field required
* Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Human Services related field preferred


* 2 years of experience with prior Substance Abuse population assessment and referral experience required
* Experience in an acute care hospital, public health, or behavioral health clinic preferred

Licenses and Certifications

* BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required

Keywords: Community Medical Centers, Fresno , Substance Use Navigator, Other , Fresno, California

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