Deliver direct clinical services to faculty and staff for Work/Life Connections-EAP. The Clinical Counselor is responsible for making independent decisions regarding clinical assessment, treatment planning, and management of caseload and recommendations for employee return to work within the Program guidelines. Provides services under the clinical supervision of the EAP Clinical Manager. Reports to the Manager of Work/Life Connections-EAP.
Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Conducts assessment and referral of employees with personal and job related problems.
Provides short-term counseling, as appropriate.
Provides crisis intervention and CISM (critical incident stress management services) for individuals and groups of employees in response to traumatic events as needed.
Monitors and supports employees in recovery from chemical dependency, particularly the impaired nurses and physicians. Arranges their re-entry into the workplace as appropriate. Encourage employees to sign an alcohol and drug agreement with EAP. Works closely with the Professional Assistance Programs and treatment centers. Intervenes as needed with employees who do not comply with agreement. Conducts discharge planning meetings with employees and counselor at the treatment center.
Performs management consultations to facilitate early identification, intervention, and referral of employees with job performance problems.
Participates on an as needed basis with policy initiatives especially related to the Drug Free Workplace and Violence in the Workplace.
Assists Organizational Manager with training's and educational workshops as appropriate.
Maintains confidentiality of all EAP client records. Provides documentation of client's biopsychological needs, assessment and treatment plan recommendations.
Updates a resource and referral directory of Vanderbilt and other community resources.
Participates in EAP Staff meetings to discuss EAP client cases, particularly complex cases requiring supervision.
Coordinates the return to work transition with employees and managers, as appropriate. Employees may have been hospitalized (inpatient and/or outpatient) due to a medical condition. This condition may be due to physical health, psychiatric or substance abuse.
Provides supervision for graduate social work interns, when applicable.
Serves as liaison between EAP, Human Resource Services, and other departments.
Internal: The nature of the work performed by this position is extremely confidential, involving risk-management decisions that require frequent communication and collaboration with the Work/Life Connections -EAP Manager, Work/Life Connections - EAP Clinical Manager, and the Health and Wellness Medical Director. The position requires the development of effective relationships with internal departments such as Employee Relations, Occupational Health Clinic, Police and Security, Recruitment and Staffing, Risk Management, Legal and other areas as appropriate.
External: The confidential nature of the work requires that the Work/Life Connections EAP strictly adhere to Federal Confidentiality Guidelines, including those for Alcohol and Drug. Communications occur between Work/Life Connections EAP treatment centers, Professional Assistance Programs, medical centers and/or clinics, physicians, facilities, family members, Department of Human Services, private therapists and other individuals or agencies as needed.
Patient/Student Contact: May have occasional contact with employees who are patients at Vanderbilt or other facilities.
Internal Number: 1911019
About Vanderbilt Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.