Registered Nurse 3
FULL TIME NURSE SUPERVISOR
Washington Corrections Center
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Registered Nurse (RN3 - Nursing Supervisor) for the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) located in Shelton, WA.
The Registered Nurse supports the Department's mission by leading others in the delivery of nursing services that promote health, foster healing, and support coping and adjusting to various health conditions. This position also supports the mission of the Health Services division by providing necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and promoting offender wellness.
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our Health Services Division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the community, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individuals under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
For additional information about our agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) is located 35 miles west of Olympia, the state capital. WCC is the Reception and Diagnostic Center, a close-custody facility with the primary responsibility to process, test, and classify all adult male felons sentenced to prison in Washington State. The facility has seven living units and houses 1,700 offenders. There are about 500 offenders screened and assessed each month. WCC is also the major hub for transfer of offenders to and from facilities throughout the state.
To be considered for this opportunity, please be sure to thoroughly complete your application. Attaching a resume will not substitute for a completed application.
The supervising Registered Nurse 3 manages staff who deliver direct nursing services. Nursing services are provided to individual patients, groups of patients, the staff employed at a correctional facility and to the public at large.
Counsel, consult, teach, advise, and provide health information that improves quality of health services and/or enhances safety and security.
Assists patients to improve their skill and ability to provide care for themselves and their family.
Plan transition, make referrals and arranging follow-up for when the patient transfers or is return to the community.
Delegate and supervise work, monitoring, managing, coordinating and delivering health care.
Respond to all other requests for health care attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate and therapeutic manner.
Screen, assess, and evaluate offenders as well as the conditions where they live and work to ensure that they are well, safe, and their health care is continuous.
Hours may vary depending on supervision needs.
The ability to obtain a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse prior to employment; Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing;
Note: Must have initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse which includes experience as a shift charge nurse or other position which included assignment of tasks and supervision of other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care. Additional work experience as a Registered Nurse 2 is highly desirable for most RN 3 positions.
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will 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 position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals 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.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
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 (TB) 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.
This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
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 people 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.
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, gender expression, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (360) 407-5742.
For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
State Of Washington