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Health Services Specialist (Part-time) - Pioneer Human Services

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Location: Spokane, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11382
Posted: May 1, 2017

The Health Services Specialist is responsible for providing quality health care services to all residents including assessing somatic conditions, delivering medications according to procedure and creating a favorable group climate for the effective treatment of each resident in treatment.

This position supports the Behavioral Health Division of Pioneer Human Services by performing administrative and supervisory tasks to support the provision of quality and cost effective medical services to behavioral health clients. 


Service Delivery (45%)

  • Interprets and explains program policy to each client as needed.
  • Integrates knowledge by thinking through and planning the most professional, therapeutic reaction or intervention in any given client care situation.
  • Aids in the client’s educational process-academic and social, including conducting health education classes and teaching individual clients health related issues as, self administration of medications, prevention of infectious diseases, nutrition, nicotine.
  • Assists clients in meeting health and safety needs in accordance with each individual’s stage of recovery and program policies including the following:
  • Assesses and reports client concerns regarding physical and psychological needs.
  • Assists residents with delivery of self administration of medications.

Collaboration and Communication (30%)

  • Attends and participates in department staff meetings as directed.
  • Meets with other program staff, consultants, volunteers, and attends other meetings as directed.
  • Stocks supplies, maintains, inventories and assist with ordering of supplies as directed.
  • Licensed staff available for on-call nursing consults and injections.
  • Provides written documentation of observations as input to the resident’s Individual Service Plan and review process.
  • Provides pertinent verbal and written shift reports, and communication with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Documents observations of behaviors, physical signs and symptoms and psychological needs, medication delivery, ongoing health assessment needs and treatment progress and pertinent health and safety issues according to program policy.
  • Participates in other areas of treatment plan implementation as directed.
  • Stocks supplies, maintains, inventories and assist with ordering of supplies.

Medication and Physician Assistance (10%)

  • Follows physician orders in accordance with program policy.
  • Receives and transcribes written physicians orders.
  • Assists residents with delivery of self administration of medications.
  • Assists Physicians with clinical duties.
  • Performs and monitors resident vital signs.
  • Performs resident Urine drug screens.
  • Dependent on specialized training/license/Certification:
  • Performs Aseptic wound care.
  • Performs Ear Lavage.
  • Assist with requests for Nursing consults.

Program and Facility Safety (10%)

  • Provides a safe and healthy environment which includes maintaining, cleaning, and disposal of equipment and supplies according to policy and procedures.
  • Maintains storage of medications, places orders and returns residents medication according to pharmacy services policies.
Performs other duties as required (5%)
Work Setting, including hazards:
  • Work is performed almost exclusively independently, indoors in an office environment, residential or inpatient setting, or jail setting depending upon assignment.  
  • Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in these various environments.
Schedule (i.e. hours and days): 
  • This is a 24/7 facility, schedules could vary depending on facility need.
  • This part-time position would have 2 - 3, 8 hour shifts per week! 
  • Training is full-time for the first two weeks (40 hrs per week). 
Travel Requirements:
  • Some travel is required, and is typically local or regional, to meet with clients, conduct business and attend or provide training. 
  • Incumbent must be able to independently travel to off site meetings/appointments as required.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance if driving on company business.
Tools & Equipment:
  • All tools and equipment required of a Health Services Specialist to perform their duties, within their scope of practice. 
  • Software and Equipment Used: Computer usage to include medical record retention as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
Customer Interactions:
  • Daily contact with clients, including some contact with those who may be angry, depressed distraught, or frustrated and/or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. 


  • Will work with clients who have both chemical dependency and mental health disorders.  
  • Will work with individuals who have criminal histories and/or identified criminogenic risk factors.

Required Qualifications

  • GED or High School Diploma. 
  • Washington State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, or Certified First Responder.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications

  • Behavioral Health or rehabilitation experience desired.
  • Software and Equipment Used: Computer usage to include medical record retention as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 6 months working in a residential setting.


  • 403(b) retirement plan; Pioneer contributes 4.5% of employees’ annual salaries into retirement plans. An additional 3.5% match is offered to those who contribute 6% of their own salary.
  • Public transportation reimbursement of $25 per month.
  • Employee Recognition Program (PERC Rewards) - Rewards include gift cards, additional time off, weekend getaways and other items.
How to Apply:

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