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Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

at University of Louisville Physicians

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 7415

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-KY-Louisville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Advanced Practice Provider
    Psychiatry - Addiction
  • Overview


    The Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) will facilitate an exceptional patient care experience by providing counseling, assessment, and treatment of addictions, in an effort to provide quality care as a member of the new Substance Use Disorders service (SUDS) at University of Louisville Hospital (ULH). SUDS is a multidisciplinary consultation service that provides assessment, support, and treatment for inpatients suffering from addiction at ULH. This new service is part of a larger community effort to elevate the standard of care for patients suffering from addiction treatment at ULH and also over the larger Health Sciences campus. As a member of the team, the LCADC will provide direct care for patients with addiction and be part of expanding access to MAT at ULH. The LCADC will function to help extend the coverage of the SUDS service, which may require schedule flexibility.

    Candidates should demonstrate sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and should take responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation



    • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    • Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
    • Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.
    • Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
    • Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs.
    • Responsible for timely, accurate and complete patient notes in the electronic medical record.
    • Complete and sign billing fee ticket with all required components daily for each patient see so that daily bills for services can be generated.
    • Respond to emergency calls from patients.
    • Attend weekly clinical meetings with the physicians.
    • Be familiar with the ASAM placement criteria



    • Must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Kentucky
    • Master's degree in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, or Master's degree in any field with a Certification in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
    • Completed a minimum of 4,000 hours of experience within the 12 core functions: Screening; Intake; Orientation; Assessment; Treatment Planning; Counseling; Case Management; Crisis Intervention; Client Education; Referral; Reports and Record Keeping; Consultation
    • Completed a minimum of 300 hours of supervision from a qualified supervisor and this must include a minimum of 10 hours of supervision during work in each of the 12 Core
    • Completed the IC&RC/AODA exam and have a valid Kentucky state licensure
    • Previous experience with programs that utilize MAT is preferred
    • Familiarity with ASAM placement criteria is preferred


    • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
    • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation
    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology
    • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate


    • A good portion of each day will be providing direct patient care, which is in a normal office environment. There is also the need to be able to get up and down out of a chair without difficulty, as one in this position moves to the front office frequently.