Nursing Assistant, Registered (NA-R)

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 will do

The Wellness and Recovery Center NA-R (Nursing Assistant, Registered) 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 Responsibilities

  • 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 client's needs.
  • Identify needs not provided by CW staff and report them to the appropriate nurse/provider.
  • Provide 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, EMR, etc.
  • 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 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 meetings.  Attend 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.
  • Complete 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 supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess current Washington State Nursing Assistant Registration (in compliance with Chapter 18.88 RCW). 
  • Minimum of 6 months of nursing assistant experience and prefer one year of psychiatric nursing assistance experience.
  • Possess knowledge of physical disease, assessment, and referral.
  • Must have an understanding and basic knowledge in vital ranges. 

Salary: $15.84 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 employees and children beginning the 1st of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. Spousal/Significant other coverage at a nominal cost to employee of just $46.95 per month.
  • 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.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • 26 days of paid time off per year.
  • Revenue share opportunities

Join a team where Wellness is our passion.

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 70 years!