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.
The Medical Lead is responsible for the
daily operations of the Wellness and Recover Unit (WRC). The Medical Lead-WRC oversees the quality of
medical services delivered and is a team member of the continuous quality
improvement program. Duties include
development, implementation and monitoring of medical team protocol, procedure,
and practice. The Medical Lead is
responsible for updating policies and procedures, the review of guidelines for
medical care, and insuring all medical employees are cognizant of current
policies and procedures. The Medical
Lead- WRC is responsible for the assurance of compliance to the Revised Code of
Washington, Washington Administrative Code and all other applicable laws and
regulations. The Medical Lead- WRC supervises the direct service performed by
other nursing staff.
Summary of the Essential Duties and
- Oversees the quality
of medical care for the department.
- Develops service
components and service delivery pathways.
- Develops, implements,
and monitors medical team protocol, procedures, and practice, with other Nurse Leads.
medical/psychiatric triage of clients and coordinates appropriate medical
scheduling of staff.
- Approves admissions
to and terminations from the department in collaboration with the Department
- Attends and
participates in meetings (team, medical, management, planning, etc.).
- Coordinates with Department
Administrator to oversee medical transcription.
- Functions as
interdisciplinary team member.
- Insures all medical
employees-WRC are trained in current policies and procedures.
- Performs continuous
quality assurance and utilization tasks.
- Assures department
compliance with CW policies, Washington Administrative Codes
- Practices risk
- Represents the
Medical Department to the community.
- Works collaboratively
with other department managers for the benefit of the entire organization.
- Orients and trains
new staff in collaboration with Department Administrator.
- Provides clinical
supervision and/or consultation with nursing staff.
- Reviews clinical
paperwork of nursing staff.
- Participates in
- Review charts for
- Update and review
- Review incident
- Resolve medical
- Define barriers to
entry for all services.
- Ensure there is
coordinated care and effective discharge planning in all areas of client care.
- Responsible for
Department of Health Yearly Audit and corrective action planning.
- Performs direct
service with other staff for the purpose of training and support to the team.
- Oversee treatment
planning and authorization process
- Make sure treatment
plans and authorizations are kept current.
- 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.
- 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.
- Other duties as
- Must be a graduate of
an accredited nursing school and possess a current license (under chapter 18.88
RCW) as a registered nurse, PA or ARNP.
- Must have a minimum
of five years nursing experience; including a preferred two years' experience
in the direct treatment of mentally ill persons.
- Must possess strong
supervisory and leadership skills in addition to a substantial knowledge base
and skills relating to the clinical and legal issues of psychiatric nursing
- Must be an effective
communicator who encourages professional growth and promotes change on behalf
of program goals.
Depends on qualifications and years of
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.
- Revenue Share Opportunities
- Completion of a COVID-19 vaccine/exemption form is required for employment.
- Daily temperature checks are required for all staff.
- Weekly COVID-19 rapid tests are required for all unvaccinated staff.
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 70 years!