Acute Detox CNA provides direct and indirect medical and non-medical services
in compliance with all applicable Washington state codes, policies and
procedures of Columbia Wellness. Supports a
medically staffed, acute care detox model and contributes to the cohesiveness
and success of the unit with direct, respectful communication. Provide information to clients, their families, care
providers, other community person's and CW staff.
Summary of the Essential Duties and
- Assist with intake tasks, including
explaining and completing admission consent forms, taking breathalyzer reading,
urine drug screen collection, and inspecting, inventorying and locking up
patient personal belongings.
- Observe and monitor client behavior based
on schedule, treatment plan interventions, and unit needs.
- Ensure physical client safety and
security by conducting regular unit and room checks.
- Maintain accurate up
to date records.
- Participate and
assist clients in areas of treatment plan implementation as directed.
- Assist in meeting
- Identify needs not
provided by CW staff and report them to the appropriate nurse/provider.
individual assistance to patients with special mobility, withdrawal or personal
care needs, including taking vitals as assigned by the nurse on duty.
- Work independently
within scope of practice
- Maintain current
certification in CPR, First Aid and CPI.
- Effective use of
technology and software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email,
- Be helpful,
respectful, approachable and team-oriented.
- Assist nursing staff with phone
reception and other administrative unit needs.
- Effective time
management including but not limited to: planning ahead where possible, be
punctual in person and with work performed.
- Build strong
working relationships and a positive work environment.
- Provide pertinent
verbal and written shift reports to interdisciplinary team.
- Be receptive to
feedback, willing to learn, and embrace continuous improvement.
- Complete all
documentation, reporting, and other paperwork per agency standards.
- Attend and
participate in appropriate staff, medical, organizational, and external
collateral meetings with other clinical staff when requested.
- Work efficiently
both independently and as part of a team.
- Provide a safe
and healthy environment which includes maintaining, cleaning, and disposal of
equipment and supplies according to policy and procedures.
daily inventory of patient and staff supplies and place daily order with
appropriate purchasing staff to assure a sufficient supply, including but not
limited to plastic gloves, breathalyzer mouthpieces, office supplies, and other
- Other duties as
- Must possess current
Washington State CNA certification (in compliance with Chapter 18.88 RCW).
- Minimum of two years
nursing assistant experience and prefer one year of psychiatric nursing
- Have an up to date
knowledge of psychiatric medications, mental illness theories, and current practices.
- Possess knowledge of
physical disease, assessment and referral.
We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.
We offer all permanent full time employees:
- Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the employee and their family
- Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
- 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
- 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
- 6.5 sick days per year
- 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
- 2 pay increases within the first year of employment
*NO Phone Calls Please!
Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.
Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!