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COMET Medical Assistant/C.N.A. - Posting

Company: Lifeline Connections
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Agency Background:

Lifeline Connections is a not-for-profit agency that is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Washington State, offering a full continuum of care for individuals who have a behavioral health condition. Lifeline Connections' patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find and sustain long-term recovery. For over sixty years Lifeline Connections has provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland, Oregon metro area.

COMET Medical Assistant/Certified Nursing Assistant - Posting #22-178

MAJOR DUTIES: This member of the Mental Health team works under the unit Program Director and is responsible for assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the provider and nursing staff; and providing of a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. The MA/CNA plays an important role in patient care by supporting the providers and patients throughout their entire visit and is considered an integral part of the team. The MA/CNA role will include both medical and case management of clients on the COMET team. In fulfilling these duties the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

  • Participate in ongoing psychosocial assessment of the goals and needs of the mental health clients.
  • Obtaining routine labs per provider orders, including collecting and processing lab samples to send out to the laboratory, appropriate POC testing, and venipuncture.
  • Administer injectable medications ordered by the provider and appropriately documenting these in accordance with team protocols.
  • Completing and documenting provider orders.
  • Assisting providers and care team with both internal and external patient medical and mental health referrals.
  • Following up on patient referrals and treatment, including supporting patients at external medical appointments.
  • Receive, document and direct patient phone calls in a timely manner according to team protocol.
  • Assist in scheduling appointments and completing prior authorizations.
  • Contact pharmacies to assist with medication refills per provider request.
  • Educate clients regarding psychotropic medications.
  • Complete all required documentation in an accurate, complete, and timely manner per agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the implementation of agency tracking systems and chart audit procedures.
  • Maintain the safety, security, and confidentiality of clients and their families.
  • Ensure own professional development and maintain licensure and/or certification requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Current MA, or CNA credential in the state of Washington; with phlebotomy certification if holding CNA credential.
    • Current BLS CPR/1st Aid certification required.
    • Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
    • A strong commitment to working collaboratively, assertively and interdependently with co-workers.
    • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and organize work to satisfactory completion.
    • Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance may be required.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Great attendance.
    • Ability to work well with others.

      Salary: DOE

      MA: $18.75- $19.75/hr

      CNA: $18.25 - $19.25/hr

      Application Process:
      Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at

      The Benefits:

      Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers 85% of medical, dental, and vision costs at the employee level and 75% for all dependent plans. The majority of out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, and deductible under the medical plan are also covered. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and supplemental coverages.

      Our fulltime employees and some part time employees also qualify for our 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 5%. On top of all that, our fulltime employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service), as well as 1 personal holiday and 12 paid holidays per year!

      There are many other supplemental benefits we are glad to offer such as tuition reimbursement and discounted cellular service amongst others.

      Send us your resume and let's talk about you joining our team!

Keywords: Lifeline Connections, Vancouver , COMET Medical Assistant/C.N.A. - Posting, Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington

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