UA Technician 559 - Male

LifeWorks NW provides outpatient and intensive outpatient services for adults dealing with alcohol and drug problems.

This full-time UA (Urinalysis) Technician position collects urine samples from clients at five LWNW sites throughout the Portland area. 

This position is responsible for observable UA's with male clients. Due to that essential responsibility, this particular position requires a male candidate. 

Days/Hours:  This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Due to current health & safety protocols, the hours are 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Pay/Benefits: $15.15 to $16.29 per hour. Full benefits

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • 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 time frames 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.
  • Must be able to conduct observable UA's with male clients. 
  • Requires access to car and valid driver's license. 
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a DHS background check.

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to over 30,000 youths, adults, and older adults in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan. Core values include Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. LifeWorks NW is committed to advancing our equity and inclusion work with an emphasis on ensuring an anti-racist organizational culture and practice.  We strive to continuously improve the cultural competence and cultural humility of LifeWorks NW, its staff, and its services to clients and consumers in all aspects including race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and status, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, and ability. LifeWorks NW creates and upholds a work environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. LifeWorks NW services are effective across cultural groups.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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