Jun 29, 2022

WDVA Registered Nurse 3, Rehabilitation, Port Orchard New

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 614 Division St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA

Job Description

Description

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Please Note: As of July 1, 2022 the new pay range for this position will be $37.79 to $61.93 hourly. The anticipated schedule for this position will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.” As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness. In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla. These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star.

As an RN3, Restorative Nursing Coordinator, you'll be responsible for providing professional nursing services and oversight in the delivery of restorative nursing and care to residents in our WA Veterans Home. In addition, you'll work collaboratively with skilled therapy (physical, occupational, speech/language) to develop and maintain a comprehensive restorative program.

Your leadership will be critical in promoting maximum independence for our residents and ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Connect with your goals and change lives by applying now!

Duties

Some of what you will be doing includes:

  • Coordinating and managing the Restorative Nursing Program; establishing clear expectations for staff; providing counseling and guidance and providing feedback.
  • Maintaining program records, notes, treatment plans, goals and interventions; entering data into the system.
  • Assisting with training and providing education to staff as needed; keeping informed of latest research and evidence-based nursing practices related to long-term nursing, dementia care, and short-term rehabilitative nursing stays.
  • Serving as a member of the Nursing Management Team; assisting with developing, revising, and reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Supporting the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program (QAPI); collaborating on "Lean"/Results Washington projects.
  • Assisting residents with positioning, transferring and ambulation.
  • Monitoring and keeping a safe environment, including prevention infection control.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Current and valid Washington State License to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Three (3) years of professional nursing experience, preferably in Long term care.
  • Knowledge and skills in restorative nursing principles and practices.
  • Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs using proper techniques; capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or to gain access to supplies; capable of pulling or pushing with sufficient strength.
  • Understanding of accurate methods and practices of nursing and restorative care, personal hygiene and sanitation methods, record keeping, report preparation, infection control procedures and resident's rights.
  • Strong clinical skills and long-term knowledge, including regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language for medical charts.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working on an interdisciplinary team serving residents with dementia diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations and guidelines for resident assessment.

Supplemental Information

Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation.
  • 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.
  • Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by WSNA.
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.