State Of Washington Kent , WA 98031
Follow your passion for nursing beyond the bedside as a Supported Living Complaint Investigator with the Residential Care Services Division. As a Registered Nurse, if you are no stranger to applying your critical thinking and investigative skills, consider yourself highly organized and flexible, we would love to talk to you.
Working with the RCS investigation team, you will conduct investigations in supported living households. Investigations involve abuse, neglect, and/or misappropriation of client property by individuals providing services for a supported living provider. We are looking for RNs who have a high level of integrity and are passionate about ensuring client's well-being and safety.
Here are a few good reasons why you should consider this career opportunity
You'll be able to add new skills and knowledge to your nursing "tool kit".
You're assigned to a wide variety of investigations which keeps your work day interesting with ongoing advocacy for patients.
You'll receive an excellent benefit package that rivals any employer in Washington State.
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Some of what you'll do
Conduct onsite investigations for provider practice and non-compliance. Investigations take place in supported living households; households that provide care for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Gather evidence and obtain information regarding clients' care and services from professional and medical records, provider staff, clients, family members and community representatives to obtain information regarding practices of providers and clients' satisfaction with the care and services provided by the home.
Make observations of client observations of client services and care and the physical environment in which the services are provided. Observe and interview clients and provider staff.
Communicate with supervisor, team members, providers, staff, clients and families objectively.
Evaluate nursing care and health care issues within parameters of state regulations.
Recognize and analyze deficient practice and effectively communicate to team members, other department staff and provider staff.
Participate in education, training and administrative hearings.
Who we're looking for
Professionals with a valid Washington State Registered Nurse license or the ability to obtain one by start of employment
Plus one of the following:
Associate of Nursing and five years of RN experience in assisted living or a long-term care setting
Bachelor of science in nursing and three years of RN experience in assisted living nursing or a long-term care setting
Master of science in nursing and two years of RN experience in assisted living nursing or a long-term care setting
Experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred for this role.
Interested? With you application, please upload your current resume and a cover letter addressing the needs of this job. Classified as Nursing Consultant Institutional, if you have questions about this career opportunity, contact Recruiter Jenny Bastrom at 360-725-5848 and reference #09640.
keywords: senior living, hospice care, long term care, geriatrics
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. 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 in any area of employment, its programs or services 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.