Washington State DSHS Registered Nurse (RN) 3 (Western State Hospital) in Lakewood, Washington


Western State Hospital (WSH) wants to hire Registered Nurses who are devoted to compassionate patient care, have a strong work ethic and display consistently good judgment.In return, you'll receive an excellent benefit package that rivals any employer in Washington State, a challenging career and exciting chances to learn and grow.

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 improve lives on a daily basis, come join our team and our mission of Transforming Lives.

What you will do in this job: The Registered Nurse 3 at Western State Hospital (WSH) supervises, educates, coaches and mentors nursing staff, and fosters a caring environment that respects our patient's dignity. In your role' you collaborate with all members of the healthcare team to maintain a high quality of nursing care for individuals with psychiatric and mental health illnesses. You are part of an interdisciplinary team that plans, delivers and evaluates all patient care provided. We rely on you to take the lead role in case of a medical or psychiatric emergency and therapeutically intervene and de-escalate our patients.

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 be able to obtain a valid Washington State license. Those with two or more years of professional nursing experience may be given preference.

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.

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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Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-06869

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

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: $5,754.00 - $8,977.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA