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Medical Navigator - Acute Care Evaluation Detox (Per Diem)

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Middletown, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: 96 hours/6 mo and 1 holiday

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

The Medical Navigator provides safe and appropriate basic patient care and administrative duties as needed to assist patients in achieving established outcomes by collecting data points (e.g. vital signs and urine specimens) and other information to be utilized in assessment.  These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of clients, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory, state and company standards, policies and procedures.  

Job Responsibilities

  1. Process and transition clients through admissions including completion of all required documentation. Meet with client’s family obtaining information related to client’s history as it pertains to admission.
  2. Coordinate with all admission related staff ensuring expediency of client admission including Utilization Review, Nursing, Admission Specialists and staff in related departments.
  3. Obtain and observe urine drug screens, take client vitals, and report abnormal values/trends to staff nurse. Complete safety checks throughout the clients stay.
  4. Orient clients to the rules and regulations for clients at Rushford. Provide basic counseling to help decrease the client anxiety and assure continuity of care.
  5. Manage clients’ discharge by ensuring all property is returned, forms are signed and documentation is complete.
  6. Run non-clinical groups.
  7. Maintain supplies by managing inventory and ordering as needed. Complete audits as needed.
  8. Serves as a liaison between Rushford and outside contracting services, providing prompt service for all requests.
  9. Perform other related duties as required


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Diploma/Certificate from an accredited Medical Assistant program, OR an active CT CNA or EMT Certification, OR relative experience as outlined below
  • Diploma from an accredited Medical Assistant program or Associate’s Degree in related field of substance abuse and/or mental health preferred
  • In lieu of education requirement, at least one year of direct medical patient care may be considered
  • Previous experience in drug & alcohol treatment or disease concept of addiction preferred
  • Previous experience with mental health and/or psychiatric population preferred
  • Familiarity with Alcoholic (or Narcotics) Anonymous 12-Step Program preferred
  • Obtain CPR certification within six months of employment. AED Training within six months of employment
  • All required credentials to be maintained throughout employment
  • One year of keyboarding and computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Good interpersonal/written communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal direction
  • Customer Service and detail oriented
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times
  • Able to function as a member of a team
  • Model quality client/customer services by: demonstrating a willingness to serve all customers at all times; maintain an awareness of patient needs and utilize the initiative to respond to those needs within skill level; utilize tact, discretion, and compassion in dealing with other members of the team to ensure quality patient care
  • Demonstrate willingness for self-improvement by collaborating with leadership to identify learning needs (reflective of the organization and of the individual) and seek instruction from appropriate resources
  • Direct patient care experience” be defined as medical direct patient care experience---this type of experience includes vital signs, point-of-care testing, phlebotomy, lab processing, facilitating patient flow, etc.


As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including seven paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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