Washington State Nursing Assistant--AHCC in Airway Heights, Washington


Nursing Assistant (NA-C)

Full-Time and On-Call

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Nursing Assistant-Certified at Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC). There is an opportunity for a Full-time and an On-Call position. (This posting will remain open continuously until the position is filled. Review of Applications will begin 10 days after the opening and periodically until filled. Therefore, it is advisable to submit your application as soon as possible.)

Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) is a 2000 bed male facility located approximately 10 miles west of Spokane. The prison consists of a main facility that houses medium- and long-term minimum-custody offenders. A separate perimeter adjacent to the main facility accommodates a minimum-security unit for offenders with minimum-custody or lower.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.


Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, assists in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care. Provides assistance to medical and nursing staff by performing routine tasks involving direct and indirect patient care, treatment, transportation and clerical tasks.

The Nursing Assistant:

  • Collects subjective and objective data about the physical and emotional conditions of offender patients during nursing triage, ambulatory care clinics, and patient rounds;
  • Reports data collected to the licensed nurse, and as directed, initiates appropriate intervention according to the Health Services policies and procedures, treatment plans and protocols;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings to develop a comprehensive plan to provide continuity of care;
  • Contributes to the development of patient care plans using standard nursing care plans for chronic and stable disease processes;
  • Assists the licensed nurse in responding to emergencies throughout the facility;
  • Provides emergency medical care including CPR, using triage format to offenders and staff;
  • Assists patients to improve their skills and ability to provide care for themselves and their family; AND
  • Responds to all requests for health care attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate and therapeutic manner. Qualifications


Graduation from a Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure in the State of Washington as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Certified by the American Heart Association in Emergency First Response. Also must exhibit knowledge, skills and ability to perform nursing assistant activities. Participates in the evaluation of competency in nursing assistant practice as requested by the Employer. Able to use the computer to enter, schedule, monitor and track patient information, word process and communicate via email.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

More than 1 year experience as a NA-C in various areas.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
  • The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email rebecca.oneal@doc.wa.gov or call us at (509) 244-6704. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2015-12824

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $13.59 - $17.53 Hourly

Location: Spokane County - Airway Heights, WA