Certified Recovery Specialist

Geisinger Health System
State College, PA

The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is an instrumental member of a multidisciplinary team working to address the disease of addiction within the Geisinger Medication Assisted Treatment Program and related addition treatment programs. The CRS will work within the community, providing outreach to patients with complex addiction, behavioral and psychosocial needs. The CRS acts as a resource to assist patients in navigating the health care system, and motivating them to engage and sustain engagement with the behavioral and addiction treatment system. Under the direction of psychiatry and addiction medicine leadership, the CRS will support patients, as a peer, along the road to recovery from acute addiction.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
About Geisinger
One of the nation's most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
• Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.


Demonstrates excellent communication skills
Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to motivate and engage patients and the Health Care Team
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
Ability to openly address and acknowledge observed issues and concerns
Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills, including accurate keyboard entry of data into relevant computer based databases and spreadsheets
Attention to detail, and ability to be flexible in performing a variety of tasks
Demonstrated ability to complete projects within designated timelines and the ability to prioritize duties is required
Demonstrates ability to use basic office equipment, computer, fax machine, copier, calculator, etc.

Varies settings including but not limited to office, patients home, and hospital.
Travel required, personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement
Day shift with some evening hours required
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.


High School Diploma required.
Minimum of 2 year's continuous recovery required
Three years of experience in community based outreach or demonstrated progressive advancement in responsibilities in healthcare setting such as clinic, hospital, etc. preferred.
Valid PA Driver's License required
Current CRS licensure, or eligibility to qualify and take the CRS educational course

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