Certified Nursing Assistant, Relief

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness. If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

The Acute Detox Medical Assistant/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 education and consultation to clients, their families, care providers, other community person's and CW staff.

What We Require:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing/medical assisting school and possess a current license/certification (in compliance with Chapter 18.88 RCW) as a Medical Assistant/CNA.
  • Must be certified or certified eligible and a graduate of school accredited to provide training in medical assisting/nursing. 
  • Minimum of two years nursing experience and prefer one year of psychiatric nursing/medical assistance experience.
  • Have an up to date knowledge of psychiatric medications, mental illness theories, and current practices.
  • Possess knowledge of physical disease, assessment and referral.

Salary: $17.98/hour

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

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


  • Completion of a COVID-19 vaccine/exemption form is required for 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!