Certified Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant (CNA/MA)

  • Location: Vancouver, WA
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #184501
Vancouver, WA
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Certified Nursing Assistant/Medical Assistant (CNA/MA)

Lifeline Connections has been leading the way in mental wellness and substance use treatment for 60 years. Since opening our doors in 1962, we’ve provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland metro area.

Today, with programs that cover mental health and wellness, recovery, employment and crisis management, our impact—and our desire to help more people—has never been greater.

If you’re looking for a social services non-profit that is rooted in community care and service, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.



In this care support position, you’ll provide shift coverage, medical management and case management of clients in the Crisis Triage and Stabilization Program.

Our CAN/MA team is a critical element in both patient experience and wellness. You’ll be part of our front-line team, ensuring that patient needs are monitored and addressed by appropriate specialists.

Your work will contribute directly to patient outcomes, and make a huge difference in the daily experience and lives of the people staying with us. 


Practically speaking, you will:

  • Obtain a wide range of information from prescribers and nurses about patient conditions, and treatment plans
  • Record vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration rate
  • Observe patient behavior, reporting complaints or physical symptoms to nurses
  • Stay up to date on CNA training and facility policy and procedure
  • Maintain accurate patient records and patient confidentiality
  • Complete all job duties while following required infection control procedures, including but not limited to thorough hand washing, proper use of personal protective equipment and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Draft treatment referrals
  • Understand and follow proper protocol in avoiding the spread of germs and spores which transport disease
  • Intake paperwork
  • Participates in discharge planning
  • Completes charting requirements


The Details

This is a full-time, permanent position working in our inpatient unit. Hours will be from Mon – Fri, 10am to 6pm. 

In addition to a wage between $22 and $26 per hour, FT staff will receive medical/dental/vision benefits, as well as life insurance, paid time-off, and 401K + Roth 401K Plan with 5% employer match. We also offer several unique benefits that make a big difference for many of our staff: things like first-time home buyers’ assistance, and reimbursement for tuition and accreditation.

Collaboration and community are the hallmarks of our work culture. We are a team that shares in our values and dedication to the important work that we do; we are person-centred, not only with our clients, but also with one another.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current MA, HCA, or CNA credential in the state of Washington
  • 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
  • Willingness to understand individual circumstances and preferences, incorporating them into crisis response to help individuals regain a sense of control
  • Current CPR/1st Aid certification
  • Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of partnerships and individual choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity
  • Interest or experience in working with individuals who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional behavioral health programs
  • Ability to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved medical/religious exemption


Applying with Ian Martin 

Ian Martin is an established healthcare, IT and engineering hiring firm with over 60 years’ experience connecting talented candidates with meaningful work. When you apply, you’ll get more than just a chance at a great job—you’ll become part of a vast network of employers that are always changing.

We strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.

If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com.