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L&I Occupational Nurse Consultant, Complex Treatment Unit

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Washington State Tumwater , WA 98511

Posted 4 months ago


Washington State Labor & Industries offers an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering the best in work/life balance. Working within such a supportive system allows our staff to use their talents to the fullest. We focus on positive employee programs, training and education. We offer flexible scheduling with no weekends, holidays, low census days.

The Complex Treatment Unit (CTU) Occupational Nurse Consultant (ONC) triages all referrals received by an Associate Medical Director (AMD) in the Office of the Medical Director (OMD) and implements an action plan which addresses the referrals in a timely and effective manner. The ONC provides an action plan which is compliant with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and Health Care Authority (HCA) requirements in addition to Department of Labor & Industries (L&I;) medical treatment guidelines and coverage decisions.

Your initial success will be measured by:

  • A good working relationship with internal L&I; staff, providers across the state.

  • A good working relationship with attorneys who not uncommonly have adversarial approaches to the resolution of medical issues

  • Knowledge of policies of L&I; along with the supporting RCWs and WACs.

Some of what you will do

  • Triage of referrals to medical consultants and associate medical directors regarding injured workers health care. Referrals are received through multiple sources.

  • Use your nursing and administrative skills to implement complex treatment unit action plans which reflect medically appropriate, goal oriented, and time limited medical treatment for injured worker to help assure return to health and function.

  • Review claims and develop documentation that is relevant to the resolution of medical issues in workers' compensation claims.

  • Complete claim file assessments. Document quality of care concerns and communicates concerns to federal and state regulators in addition to L&I; staff.

  • Critically evaluate injured worker's response to complex treatment unit plans and develop medically appropriate, goal oriented interventions.

  • Communicate with external customers and internal staff regarding medical issues relevant to workers' compensation claims.

  • Develop, complete and distribute monthly and quarterly management reports regarding CTU operations.

  • Work with the AMD and the Program Specialist to identify and implement process improvements.

  • Develop educational materials and training regarding treatment issues for external customers or internal staff.

Who should apply
Professionals with a bachelor of science in nursing (Master's degree preferred), and five years of clinical nursing experience.

Completed Washington State Department of Health continuing education requirements for licensure renewal and maintains current active Washington State Registered Nurse licensure.

Nursing consultation, administrative or supervision experience of registered nursing staff or other health care professional; all or in part are a plus.

In addition to your credentials and experience this is what we're looking for:

  • Facilitation/leadership skills Ability to organize and lead groups, ensuring participants understand their roles and the goals, able to build commitment and momentum through techniques that engage all members in discussion.

  • Analytical skills Ability to break down, sort, and synthesize data, and identify key information; form accurate conclusions about the meaning of information and actions to be taken in response to those conclusions.

  • Consulting skills Demonstrated track record of achieving credibility as an effective problem solver by identifying problems, resources, and practical solutions that meets unique client needs.

  • Teaching/training skills Ability to combine a variety of teaching methods to accommodate all learning styles.

  • Strong writer and communicator Ability to compose clear, straightforward, and technically correct documents and explains complex or technical information using plain talk.

  • Motivated self-starter Ability to work with little supervision and produce high quality work in a timely manner.

  • Computer Skills Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Database knowledge is a plus.

The benefits for working for Labor & Industries

As a full-time State employee you accrue vacation (12-22 days per year) and sick leave (1 day per month). Full-time employees are entitled to 11 paid holidays. You and your family members are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. As a new employee you will have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs to enroll in

NOTE: In addition to your application, please include a letter of interest and resume, please attach while in the online application process.

If you have any questions please contact Phyllis gallegos at or email .

Supplemental Information

This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

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.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a Background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

To apply, follow the "Apply" link above
Jobs advertised as Open Continuous will be closed without notice. Apply quickly!

We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be selected for interview.

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L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call . Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Salary:* $74,376.00 - $121,884.00 Annually

  • Location:* Thurston County Tumwater, WA

  • Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent

  • Department:* Dept. of Labor & Industries

  • Job Number:* 2018-08982

Closing: 9/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Agency:* State of Washington

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L&I Occupational Nurse Consultant, Complex Treatment Unit

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Washington State