Kaniksu Community Health, based in Sandpoint, is a federally-qualified community health center, serving the citizens of Bonner and Boundary Counties with clinics in Sandpoint, Priest River, and Bonners Ferry. The North Idaho Panhandle is a four-season recreation paradise, with friendly folks, little traffic, an abundance of amenities, and excellent schools. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and come live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful small towns in the northwest!

The mission of Kaniksu Community Health is to provide access to comprehensive and integrated primary care services (defined as the concurrent prevention and management of physical, oral and emotional health problems addressed holistically with the Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Care).

Our target population is the underserved residents within the communities of Boundary and Bonner Counties in Idaho. KCH is centered on the whole patient with respect and compassion for the individual and based on clinical evidence of best practices.

The goal of our Patient Centered Medical Home Teams is to provide integrated multi-disciplinary care within a culture that is characterized by a highly positive environment, dedicated staff and a patient centric approach to care, where we act in partnership wit those we serve and with one another.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all addiction counseling guidelines as outlined in the ASAM.

      • Provide initial assessments, follow-up assessments, treatment plans and reviews as needed and within level of care guidelines of the payor and/or professional standards.
      • Provide evidence-based addiction counseling in an individual, family and/or group setting as needed.
      • Complete session notes appropriately and on the same day of service.
      • Collaborates with other professionals to ensure care coordination.
      • Maintains proper documentation per agency and/or governing program policies.
      • Evaluate client progress, effectiveness of treatment, barriers and level of care needs as needed or on a predetermined time schedule.
      • Ensure proper evidence-based materials are available for clients.
      • Provide Case Management for clients as needed or outlined in program obligations.
      • Provide crisis intervention to clients as needed.
      • Refer clients to a higher level of care when warranted.
      • Be on time and prepared for all clinical sessions with clients (individual, family or group)
      • Be on time and prepared for all Agency meetings or engagements.
      • Document and Report all critical incidents to the appropriate governing program. Also report all critical incidents and any major issues to the Agency Owner.
      • Participate in agency/community groups to further knowledge of systems and changes to systems.
      • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
      • Seek support and feedback from supervisors as needed.
      • Meet with the Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor regularly for supervision and staffing.

      Must have proficient knowledge of the follow:

      • The cause and effect of drugs and alcohol
      • ASAM Treatment Criteria
      • Individual, group, family and crisis counseling methods
      • Needs and risk assessment
      • The Gains
      • Treatment plan writing
      • Crisis Management
      • Cultural Competency
      • Family Dynamics
      • Case Management
      • Proper clinical documentation practices