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:
Responsible for medication management, assisting Medical
Department Manager, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Acute Detox &
Stabilization with medical policies and procedures, completing medical
assessments upon admission to the detox & stabilization unit, oversee the
medical staff on the unit. Will be responsible for including but not limited
to: placing orders through Order Connect based on verbal orders during
prescriber rounds, transcribing MARs, clarifying orders, medication
inventory, narcotic counts, chart audits, milieu therapy, treatments and daily
care for individuals admitted to the unit.
This is a 24/7 program and shifts may vary.
Summary of the Essential Duties and
- Manage clients' pain
relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
interventions, monitoring clients' responses, and changing care plans
- Document data related
to clients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient
responses, or treatment changes.
- Assist in the
diagnosis of acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid
physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
- Assist in the
diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions.
- Evaluate clients'
behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments.
- Distinguish between
physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately.
intravenous infusions, monitoring clients for adverse reactions.
- Assess urgent and
emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically
- Collaborate with clients
to plan for future health care need or to coordinate transitions and referrals.
- Maintain accurate,
detailed reports and records.
- Monitor, record, and
report symptoms or changes in clients' conditions.
- Consult and
coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate
patient care plans.
- Modify patient
treatment plans as indicated by clients' responses and conditions.
- Monitor all aspects
of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Direct or supervise
less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel on tasks as needed.
- Prepare clients for
and assist with examinations and treatments.
- Collaborate with
interdisciplinary team members, including primary care, psychiatrists,
psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment
- Document clients'
medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses,
treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
- Provide clinical
consultations to medical and clinical staff as needed/required.
- Provide education
about medications and their effects to consumers and relevant family members or
- Maintain all required
charting/paperwork requirements as defined by agency contracts or payer
- Ordering routine lab
work for clients. Coordinating care with outside providers.
- Medication refills
and prior authorizations.
- Other nursing duties
as directed by the Medical Department Manager and the Director.
- Effective use of
technology and 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.
- Ability to motivate
staff and develop a working team around individual cases.
- Other duties as
- Associate's degree in
Nursing, Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Current WA Nursing
- MHP/MHS eligible,
- 2-4 years of
psychiatric nursing experience and/or in a sub-acute detox environment.
- Candidate should
possess strong nursing assessment skills
Salary: $48.23 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 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.
term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
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
Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about
Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has
been serving the community for over 70 years!