Substance Use Counselor, PRN, Surgery Trauma

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
March 11, 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Job Title:
Substance Use Counselor, PRN, Surgery Trauma
Job ID:
R Janeway Clinical Science Twr
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Major Duties


Wake Forest Baptist Health is a preeminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist Health’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem, Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, including Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.


Provides substance use and mental health counseling services for patients on the Trauma, Burn, and Medicine Services units. Services provided include support, screenings, and brief interventions for the patients, as well as psychoeducation for patients and caregivers. Coordinates and collaborates with other healthcare providers to improve patient care and recovery.  This position is PRN, less than 19 hours a week.


Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, or related field with one year of clinical experience required.  Basic and advanced counseling skills including crisis intervention preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.


LCMHC, LCSW, LCAS or associate level licensure preferred.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations


Generic Job Description


  1. Meets with patients in the Trauma, Burn, and Medicine floors to provide substance use and mental health counseling.
  2. Administers screenings to the patients, including the AUDIT, CAGE, PC-PTSD, and CTSQ.
  3. Documents patient information, sessions, screening results, and interventions.
  4. Finds and provides necessary psychoeducational resources to patients and their caregivers.
  5. Makes referrals for patients in need of post-hospitalization mental health or substance use support.
  6. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings to communicate psycho-social issues that impact patient health condition/status as needed.
  7. Assists in department research, including conducting and transcribing patient interviews as needed.
  8. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Possible exposure to infectious and contagious diseases
  • Exposure to sights and smells associated with medical treatments in progress
  • Moderate noise environment
  • High stress levels at times


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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