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University of Colorado Abstinence Monitoring Tech (Health Care Tech I) in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry – ARTS

Abstinence Monitoring Technician (Health Care Technician I)

Position #006666162 Requisition #17284

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers

School of Medicine- Department of Psychiatry - ARTS Outpatient has an opening for/full-time/University Staff (unclassified) Abstinence Monitoring Technician – position.

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This class series uses three levels in the Health Care Services Occupational Group and describes technical health care work. Positions in this series provide support in delivering psychiatric, developmentally disabled, special education, or nursing care and therapeutic treatment to an assigned client population. Duties include supervising clients in a variety of settings; observing and reporting client behavior, physical condition, reactions to medications; participating as a team member in group therapy sessions; performing preventative and practical nursing procedures, such as taking and recording client’s vital signs; teaching basic living skills, hygiene, and social skills and explaining various routines and expectations; providing immediate crisis intervention when required; and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment.

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The University of Colorado Denver seeks a full-time, University Staff (non-classified) Abstinence Monitor Technician within the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) Adult Outpatient Program, with clinic locations in Denver, Aurora and Arvada. The ARTS Adult Outpatient Program is within the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. ARTS Adult Outpatient clinics provide drug and alcohol assessment, psychosocial and pharmacological treatment for adults. Programs in various clinic locations include traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient and may contain specialty services for clients referred by the criminal justice system, county departments of human services, and services for pregnant women, individuals who are HIV-positive and gender responsive services.

This position supports drug and alcohol assessment, psychosocial, and pharmacological treatment to adult substance abuse clients at ARTS clinics. This is a full-time, University Staff (non-classified) front desk/reception/administrative position that is responsible for checking in patients, collecting fees, tracking and scheduling appointments, ordering supplies, checking for any balances owed by patients, monitoring patients for urinalysis samples, working with confidential patient health records, as well as other duties as assigned. Standard working hours are Tuesday through Friday, 5:00 am to 2:30 pm and Saturdays from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Collecting urine specimens from same-sex patients.

  • Ensuring chain of custody of specimens.

  • Administering Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) tests on patients.

  • Recording and accurately managing urinalysis results into electronic health record system.

  • Clinic receptions duties, such as checking in patients at the clinic front desk and collecting fees.

  • Create, schedule and modify appointments for patients and clinic staff; create appointment records as needed.

  • Ordering urinalysis and BAL-related equipment and supplies as needed.

  • Provide in-person and telephone reception when needed.

  • Provide information on program services to potential and current patients.

  • Assist in preparing charts for various types of patient intakes.

  • Work comfortably with patients who are referred from various referral sources, including parole/probation departments, department of social services, and other entities working with patients who have substance use disorder.

  • Assist the Clinic Coordinator in arranging staff schedules and logistics to ensure smooth operations and adequate clinic coverage.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Clinic Coordinator.


  • Continuously maintain accurate and up-to-date records and/or notes as required by policy.

  • Ensure all appropriate releases of information are signed and up-to-date prior to releasing information.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including but not limited to: billing and voucher tracking, data tracking, and data analysis/reporting.

  • Maintains current and accurate records and notes as required by policy

  • Gathering patient statistical data for reporting purposes

  • Perform other documentation as assigned by Clinic Coordinator.

Provide Abstinence Counseling Services

  • Review urinalysis results with patients in a confidential and respectful manner.

  • Provide feedback on alcohol and other drug use and recommendations regarding behavior change.

  • Discuss and/or follow up with patients regarding interventions.

  • Familiarity with providing alcohol and drug education, brief counseling interventions and referrals.

  • Coordinate with primary counselor regarding ongoing drug or alcohol use.


  • Communicates and collaborates with community partners.

  • Works with ARTS Adult Outpatient management team to improve the overall operations of ARTS Adult Outpatient.

Training and Certification/License

  • Attends approved training sessions for the purpose of upgrading skills and obtaining or maintaining all required certifications and/or licenses.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority

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Salary and Benefits:

The hiring annual salary for this position is $35,652 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


Total Compensation Calculator:https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

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Diversity and Equity:

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Please click here for information on disability accommodations:http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

_Required Qualifications:__ _

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

_Preferred Qualifications_:

  • Two (2) years of providing reception/administrative experience; twelve (12) months of which must include working in a front desk and/or customer reception role.

  • Experience providing administrative support to clients, families, staff, and other stakeholders in a substance abuse treatment setting.

  • Experience working with clients who are involved with the criminal justice system, probation/parole offices, human/social service departments, and/or other similar referral sources.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or a closely-related field.

  • Possesses a current and valid registration in good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) 2 license or higher, with no disciplinary actions or board actions against the credential.

  • Experience working with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

  • Experience managing financial paperwork including creating invoices, tracking expenditures, and gathering statistical data.

  • Experience working with electronic health records and PHI management systems.

  • Experience observing, monitoring and intervening in drug and/or alcohol treatment and related services.

  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

_Conditions of Employment:_

  • Must agree to, and successfully pass, a criminal background check.

  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident, incident, and/or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

  • Must be willing and able to work Tuesday through Friday, 5:00 am to 2:30 pm and Saturdays from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.


The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to manage difficult behaviors.

  • Ability to engage successfully with substance dependent clients in treatment.

  • Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to be open-minded and nonjudgmental.

  • Ability to develop healthy relationships and boundaries with clients.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Ability to effectively and accurately check for typographical, grammatical and/or spelling errors in documents.

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Word to create documents, tables, mail merge, reports, etc.

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel to create, revise, update and maintain spreadsheets and macro-enabled reports.

  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook to create, send and receive e-mail communication.

  • Experience with accurate and timely data entry.

  • Experience working successfully with multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Job: *Health Care

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Abstinence Monitoring Tech (Health Care Tech I)

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 17284