Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Peer Recovery Coach Grant Position (Shift 11:30 pm - 8:00 am)

    Job Title
    Peer Recovery Coach Grant Position (Shift 11:30 pm - 8:00 am)
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Peer Recovery Coach who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 
    The Peer Recovery Coach:
    Conducts brief interventions to patients that screen positive for alcohol and/or drug use.

    Identifies patient’s history of drug/alcohol use, treatment history, motivation to change behavior and other needs for community support services.

    Identifies patient’s readiness to change and use motivational interviewing techniques and other communication skills to support a plan for reducing or eliminating harmful drug and/or alcohol use.

    Works with ED & 5 South staff and social worker to identify community support services.

    Assists patient and family with understanding how to utilize these community services.

    Assists patients in linking to community support services and substance treatment services including securing appointment and transportation.

    Acts as a peer support throughout the hospitalization and post-discharge, as appropriate to facilitate attainment of goals.

    Provides family members with recovery support materials.

    Provides telephone outreach to patients to assist with linkages and continued peer support.

    Models coping techniques and self-help strategies.

    Leads and Participates in Group Sessions for NA and AA

    Participates in trainings to continually gain new skills.

    Attends required staff and other meetings.

    Completes required documentation and other reports.

    Acts as a resource to other clinical team members on recovery support.

    Consults with nursing staff, social work as requested, even if patient does not screen positive.

    Notifies patient’s nurse before visiting the patient.

    Telephones treatment providers to verify patient showed up for appointment; and follow-up by telephone with any patient that misses an appointment.

    Qualified candidates will possess:
    High school diploma or G.E.D required.

    Must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated personal recovery and sustained abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use.

    Actively in recovery with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a substance use disorder setting providing peer support/navigation; and/or Certified Peer Specialist through the DC Department of Behavioral Health; and/or a Recovery Coach.

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location


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