The Medical Assistant provides direct and indirect
medical and non-medical services in compliance with all applicable Washington state
codes, policies and procedures of Columbia Wellness. Provider education and consultation to
clients, their families, care providers, other community person's and center
Summary of the Essential Duties and
- Function as a member
of an interdisciplinary team
- Communicate verbally
and in writing
- Develop and maintain
- Monitor patients
during initial Suboxone induction period
- Coordinate care with
withdrawal management and stabilization medical staff
- Provide initial
intake visit and collect data
- Document data related
to clients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications,
patient responses, or treatment changes.
- Order laboratory
tests under direction of doctor or advance registered nurse practitioner's
- Maintain accurate up
to date records
- Administer the
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scales (AIM)
- Medication monitoring
and refills if appropriate
- Review charts or
updating all medical orders
- Prepare clients for
and assist with examinations and treatments.
- Facilitate referral
in and out of facility
- Attend and
participate in medical and team meetings
- Effective use of
technology/software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email,
- Ability to work with
difficult cases and vulnerable populations.
- Be helpful,
respectful, approachable and team-oriented.
- Effective time
management including but not limited to: planning ahead where possible and be
punctual in person and work performed.
- Build strong working
relationships and a positive work environment.
- Be receptive to
feedback, willing to learn, and embrace continuous improvement.
- Complete all
documentation, reporting, and other paperwork per agency standards.
- Attend all
appropriate staff, organizational, and external meetings (as assigned).
- Work efficiently both
independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to be
flexible and manage urgent and crisis situations effectively.
- Work independently
within scope of practice
- Maintain up to date
paper work in charts
- Maintain current
certification in CPR, First Aid and CPI.
- Other duties as
- The Medical Assistant
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.
- The Medical Assistant
must be certified or certified eligible and a graduate of school accredited to
provide training in medical assisting/nursing.
- The minimum of two
years nursing experience and prefer one year of psychiatric/Substance use
nursing/medical assistance experience.
- Have an up to date
knowledge of psychiatric medications, mental illness theories, and current
practice. Possess knowledge of physical
disease, assessment and referral.
Salary: $18.23 per 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
*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!