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Behavioral Health Specialist-MA $2,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Community Health Association of Spokane

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 12, 2021.

Denny Murphy – Downtown SpokanePurpose of Job:Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by managing patient care at assigned medical clinic by performing the following duties:Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Oversees clinic referrals to behavioral health and triage for appropriate behavioral health placement, communicating with internal and external resources.* Schedules initial and follow-up appointments for behavioral health providers.* Obtains external health records when appropriate.* Greets patients and escorts to behavioral health room; informs patient of time delays throughout visit.* Conducts appropriate behavioral health screenings and gathers information to maintain efficient patient flow.* Monitors and updates behavioral health registry communicating with internal and external resources.* Performs phlebotomy and laboratory procedures as directed by psychiatric provider.* Supports provider in meeting quality measures.* Assists provider with process, exams, and patient education.* Observes and follows required safety protocols, including handling and disposal of sharps, use of personal protective equipment, exposure of blood borne pathogens, and general safety of employees and patients.* Cleans, prepares, and sterilizes instruments.* Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:: Completion of medical assistant training through a post-secondary school, WACMHC apprenticeship program or college program accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School (ABHES) or the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required. Certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) required within 120 days of hire. Washington locations also require a Medical Assistant – Certified credential issued by Washington State Department of Health within 120 days of hire. Previous experience in a community health clinic preferred. Experience with EHR preferred.: Excellent customer service, oral and written communications skills required. Compassion for patients required. Must be able to work well in team environment. Ability to multi-task in fast-paced work environment, with ability to anticipate future needs. Basic computer user skills required. Medical terminology and accurate spelling ability required. CPR/AED certified for a Health Care Provider. Valid drivers’ license and insurance required.Physical Demands:Medical Assistants are required to stand, sit, and be mobile one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time, as well as reach with hands and arms. Climbing or balancing occurs less than one-third of the time; while stooping, kneeling or crouching occurs between one-third and two-thirds of the day. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 50% for up to 10 pounds and less than one-third of the time up to 25 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 26 pounds.

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