Washington State DSHS Registered Nurse (RN) 2 (Western State Hospital) in Lakewood, Washington


Sometimes, timing is everything. Right now could not be a better time to join Western State Hospital(WSH) as a Registered Nurse 2(RN2), where positive, long-term changes are occurring every day. Patient care is our number one priority as is taking care of our staff.

On February 2017, Registered Nurses at WSH will receive a 10% pay increase, which is in addition to the salary listed above. Also, we are adding a recruiting incentive of $10,000. We offer flexible schedules and a benefit package that rivals any employer in Washington State. If you seek to use both your mind and heart to support your patients on their road to recovery on a daily basis, come join our team. We offer great challenges, a rewarding career and opportunities for advancement.

At Western State Hospital, we know our clients can grow stronger and more independent with the help of our skilled clinical staff. We rely on and trust our dedicated clinicians and appreciate their ability and compassion in accomplishing our mission of Transforming Lives. We want to hire Registered Nurses committed to enhancing the quality of life of people suffering from mental illnesses by providing a broad continuum of care.

What you will do in this job: In your role as the RN2 you develop, lead, document, and direct the clinical care carried out by professional and paraprofessional nursing personnel in compliance with applicable nursing standards of care and practice. This involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient's medical and psychiatry needs with a focus on providing the highest patient-focused quality care possible. Our RN's are the liaison between the patients and their families so we rely on you to educate them in regards to the treatment plan.

We are most interested in applicants who meet the following desirable qualifications*:* A qualified applicant for this job should either have a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse OR is able to obtain a valid Washington State license by start of employment.

Application Process: Please attach a chronological resume describing your education and work history. You are encouraged to contact the Recruiter, Anette Dotterer directly either via email dotteah@dshs.wa.gov or phone (360) 725-5815.

Please note: This announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies. As a 24/7 facility, WSH offers three shifts. When you apply please choose your preferred shift in the supplemental question section and tell us if you want to be considered for on-call or permanent positions. We have multiple permanent and on-call RN2 positions available right now.

The hiring manager reserves the right to review application materials and make a hiring decision at any point during this recruitment process. Applicants will be reviewed on a daily basis. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as soon as possible.

Some jobs in our department may require a background check, including criminal record history and may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Who we are: To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives click here.

Supplemental Information

Benefits: At Western State Hospital, you will enjoy a rewarding career with a benefits package designed to protect you and your family. These include, but are not limited to: major medical, dental, vision, optional medical flexible spending account, long-term disability, fully funded retirement, savings plan options, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and holidays and continuing education. For more detailed information regarding benefits, please review the benefits tab.

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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06806 #LI-AD2

Job Type: Various Job Types

Job Number: 2016-06806

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 12/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

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: $4,964.00 - $8,132.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA