Peer Recovery Coach - Team Firefly

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN, US
Nashville, TN
30+ days ago
Peer Recovery Coach - Team Firefly - 2113350

Job : Social Work/Mental Health/Other Therapies

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO)

Organization : Team Firefly 201877

Shift: : Days


Peer Recovery Coach

Team Firefly

# 2113350

Your Role:

Provides peer recovery support services to patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and will assist patients in achieving and sustaining recovery as defined by each individual patient, with some guidance. Facilitates patient access to recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment, resources, and community recovery groups. Maintains ongoing patient support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, sounding board, and advocate for patients with substance use disorders.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Serves as a liaison between the recovery community, the addiction treatment system, the medical treatment system, and the patient’s community, family, and social context to facilitate connections across systems of care.

+ Meets with patients in clinical and community settings to understand their needs and personal goals, support the exploration of potential positive and negative consequences associated with personal goals, and work collaboratively with the patient to remove obstacles that might interfere with goal attainment.

+ Educates patients about addiction safe use practices, multiple pathways of recovery, and utilizes motivational enhancement techniques

+ Conducts active outreach efforts to encourage attendance and participation in recovery-oriented, self-help, and pro-social groups.

+ Works collaboratively with treatment team in support of evidence-based services to patients.

+ Assists with access to treatment for patients, understanding and using systems and procedures to rapidly support identified needs of the patient and assists with data collection for quality assurance and program evaluation.

Unit Summary:

In 2020, Tennessee was one of 10 states to receive the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of the model is to assist states in combating the nation’s opioid crisis and address fragmentation in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD).

The Division of TennCare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnered to form Firefly, Tennessee's MOM program focusing on 26 rural and urban counties in the state. Firefly seeks to improve outcomes for women with opioid use disorder and their infants beginning in pregnancy and extending to one year postpartum. The model, which officially begins accepting patients in July 2021, coordinates clinical care and integrates services critical for health, well-being, and recovery.

Position Shift:

+ Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

· Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

· Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

· The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

· American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

· Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

· National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

· Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6thyear in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Job Requirements:

+ High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)

+ Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience)

+ < 1 year relevant experience

+ Demonstrates ability to maintain 2 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery at time of hire required

+ Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) certification required within first 12 months of employment

+ Successful completion of TDMHSAS Certified Peer Recovery Specialist training before hire, or the successful completion of TDMHSAS Certified Peer Recovery Specialist training within 4 months of hire.

Basic Qualifications


+ Demonstrates ability to maintain 2 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery at time of hire required

+ Successful completion of a CCAR approved Recovery Coach Academy before hire, or the successful completion of a CCAR approved Recovery Coach Academy within 4 months of hire.

+ Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) certification required within first 12 months of employment

+ Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (Required)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

+ Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


+ Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

+ Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

+ Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

+ Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

+ Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

+ Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

+ Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

+ Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

+ Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.


+ Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

+ Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

Environmental Conditions

Req ID: 2113350
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