LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Chemical Dependency - Entry Level

The UA Technician position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC) - Hillsboro Walnut, King/NE Portland, Gresham and Beaverton sites. This position could expand to support non-CCBHC sites in 2019. 

In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.

PURPOSE:  The UA (Urinalysis) Technician collects urine samples from clients. The candidate observes same-gender (male or female) clients.

DAYS/HOURS: This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week. The days would likely be a rotating schedule working Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule will change frequently.

PAY/BENEFITS: $15.00 to $16.13 per hour. Full benefits


  • Observe and collect direct urine samples in a professional and respectful manner at multiple LifeWorks NW locations based on random scheduling.
  • Adhere strictly to procedures in handling collections, samples and information ensuring timely and accurate records of all aspects of UA labeling and forwarding. 
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Order and restock urinalysis supplies as needed. 
  • Assist with phone inquiries from clients and partner agencies in a professional manner maintaining client confidentiality. 
  • All services must be provided in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner.
  • Completes tasks accurately within defined timeframes with minimal supervision. 
  • Consistently helps cover for co-workers when needed and willingly accepts and follows through with other tasks as needed.
  • Meets standards for attendance following the department's call-in policy for any unscheduled absences.
  • Travels between sites and in the community driving.


  • High school diploma/GED.
  • If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.
  • Must have the ability to navigate complex electronic health record software to access client records, including but not limited to phone numbers, history of services, clinical progress notes, and medication logs.
  • Must have the ability to keep accurate typed and hand-written records and respond timely to requests made via e-mail.
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Requires ability to work some evenings and/or weekends
  • Requires access to car and valid driver's license. 
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.



LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.  Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

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