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Professional Opportunities

To locate and apply for open positions at Cougar Health Services, please visit WSU Human Resource Services. Active job opportunities include:

Advanced Practice Professional

Cougar Health Services (CHS) Nurse Practitioner provides primary care and gender affirming therapy for WSU students. This practice requires competence in general medicine, gynecology, sports medicine, trauma, infectious disease including STD’s, dermatology, psycho-social medicine and as applicable women’s health using current standards of care. Provider practices within the scope of a board-certified provider to prescribe, administer, and dispense contraceptive products and be a resource for students seeking family planning options in a primary care clinic. This includes providing education to patients which may include counseling them about family planning, sexual health, and reproductive medicine. Local and regional specialists are available for referral as needed. Patients needing counseling may be referred to WSU Counseling Services, to the staff psychiatrist or to other community mental health professionals. In all interactions professionalism, teamwork, preventive care, patient education and cost-effective practice styles are valued. Providers also support CHS and the university through non-clinical work when requested.

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Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant position is responsible for performing duties required to assist health care professionals at Cougar Health Services. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to: assist in the examination and treatment of ambulatory patients; preparation of patient and environment for treatment; may conduct basic laboratory tests; perform electrocardiogram; care of the patient after treatment; patient education, clerical reception functions; and other duties assigned.

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Medical Coding Specialist

The Medical Coding Specialist is responsible for performing specialized and technical duties in support of the Cougar Health Services billing department. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to: reviewing medical records to ensure accurate diagnostic and procedure codes, monitor regulatory and policy requirements that affect coding information, performs data entry and abstracts pertinent data from medical records to ensure data integrity and optimal reimbursement, performs medical records reviews and recommends corrections, trains health care providers and staff on codes and services, answering telephones, processing and preparing charge documents, submitting claims to various third party payers and state and federal agencies, obtaining prior authorizations and scheduling referral appointments, establishing eligibility, processing medical and pharmacy remittance advices, maintaining assigned insurance accounts receivables, evaluate patient financial status, and other duties as assigned. Under general direction, the medical coding specialist independently performs professional level work as an internal and external technical specialist for medical diagnostic coding, procedural coding and services performed by qualified healthcare providers. This position performs a variety of medical coding functions such as: analyzing medical records to abstract information for appropriate medical diagnostic and services coding; assigns diagnoses and/or procedure codes; converts or corrects medical codes and services; review medical records for completeness and accuracy.

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Physician

Cougar Health Services (CHS) physicians provide primary care for WSU students. This practice requires competence in general medicine, gynecology, sports medicine, trauma, infectious diseases including STIs, minor surgical skills, dermatology, women’s health and psychosocial medicine using current standards of care. Provider practices within the scope of a board-certified provider to prescribe, administer, and dispense contraceptive products and be a resource for students seeking family planning options in a primary care clinic. This includes providing education to patients which may include counseling them about family planning, sexual health, and reproductive medicine. Patients needing mental health services may be referred to WSU Counseling & Psychological Services and Behavioral Health to the staff psychiatrist, or to other community mental health professionals. In all interactions professionalism, teamwork, preventive care, patient education and cost-effective practice styles are valued. Physicians also support CHS and the university through non-clinical work when requested.

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Physician, Gender Affirming Therapy Provider

The Cougar Health Services (CHS) physician provides primary care and Gender Affirming Therapy for WSU students. This practice requires competence in general medicine, gynecology, sports medicine, trauma, infectious diseases including STIs, minor surgical skills, dermatology, women’s health and psychosocial medicine using current standards of care. Provider practices within the scope of a board-certified provider to prescribe, administer, and dispense contraceptive products and be a resource for students seeking family planning options in a primary care clinic. This includes providing education to patients which may include counseling them about family planning, sexual health, and reproductive medicine. Patients needing mental health services may be referred to WSU Counseling & Psychological Services and Behavioral Health to the staff psychiatrist, or to other community mental health professionals. In all interactions professionalism, teamwork, preventive care, patient education and cost-effective practice styles are valued. Physicians also support CHS and the university through non-clinical work when requested.

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Postdoctoral Psychology Resident

The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will join a team of professionals who are strongly committed to social justice, equity and inclusion. At CAPS, we strive to create a workplace where we can recognize and value our differences. The Postdoctoral Resident will join us in providing brief and culturally-sensitive individual counseling, group therapy, risk assessment, crisis intervention, AOD (alcohol and other drug) interventions, consultation, and outreach for a diverse group of WSU students presenting with a range of diagnoses and concerns, including psychological, social and other difficulties that interfere with student functioning and academic performance. It is the expectation of CAPS that the Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will demonstrate a nuanced understanding and awareness of cultural differences and will be affirming of others across a broad spectrum of identities including racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, immigration status and ability.

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Psychologist

Provide culturally affirming brief, focused individual counseling, group therapy and workshops, initial consultations, and crisis assessment and intervention to a diverse student population. Provide training and clinical supervision in a training program that includes practicum counselors, an American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral internship, and post-doctoral psychology residents. Engage in outreach presentations and activities. Provide professional consultation to WSU faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.

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Psychologist, Multicultural Specialist

Provide culturally affirming brief, focused individual counseling, group therapy and workshops, initial consultations, and crisis assessment and intervention to a diverse student population. Prioritize clinical work, outreach, and liaison relationships with students from marginalized communities including Black/African American, Latinx, Undocumented, Indigenous/First Nations, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, and other students of color. Provide training and clinical supervision in a training program that includes practicum counselors, an American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral internship, and post-doctoral psychology residents. Engage in outreach presentations and activities. Provide professional consultation to WSU faculty, staff, and students regarding student behavior, mental health, and academic challenges in order to enhance an inclusive campus climate for student success.

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Student Employment

Cougar Health Services hires students for graduate assistantships and hourly student employment. You can find and apply for jobs through Handshake, WSU’s electronic job board for students.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways students can get involved at Cougar Health Services.