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Care Navigator - #18-054 in Vancouver, WA at Lifeline Connections

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Agency Background: 

Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering multiple mental health services. Lifeline clients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline's goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for mental health and addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision. 

Care Navigator – Posting # 18-054

Major Duties:

This position provides care coordination to community patients. Care Navigators are designed to provide education and support to patient around medication assisted treatment (MAT) services. In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

  • Care Navigator will educate community partners about MAT services;
  • Will coordinate with community partners around referrals to MAT services;
  • Will screen individuals to determine the need for MAT services;
  • Care Navigator will meet ongoing both in person and telephonically to support individuals who are engaged in MAT services;
  • Coordinating with the authorizing and health care or social service entities as necessary to maintain self-care and support the patient’s goals;
  • Should facilitate successful transition of care from community partner to MAT outpatient settings. Supporting discharge instructions, coordinating with specialty and primary providers, reviewing care environments, ensuring medication is understood and used appropriately;
  • Care Navigator will document patient progress and recommendations in the electronic health care system. All in person and telephonic encounters will also be documented;
  • Gather required data and report data to necessary staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Certified as a CDP or CDPT in the state of WA, by the WA State Department of Health
  • Minimum of an associate’s degree in a social service field with 1 year of experience required
  • 3 years’ experience in a social service field in lieu of degree.
  • Above average Microsoft Office skill set
  • Experience working within health systems
  • Experience with underserved, recovery and mental health populations
  • Familiarly in Motivation Interviewing technique
  • Strong communications skills

Salary: DOE

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 www.lifelineconnections.org 

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 over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. There are no out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, or deductible under the medical plan. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 4%. On top of all that, our 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 3 personal holidays and 10 paid holidays per year!

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