Please Note: This recruitment will be used to fill a non-permanent position, anticipated to last through December 1, 2023. The shift for this position will be from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday through Monday.
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.We are looking for a non-permanent Registered Nurse (RN2) within our Washington Soldiers Home. In this role, you'll assist in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care to our residents. In addition, you'll be responsible for monitoring assigned residents in accordance with standards of practice, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect.Come lend direction to your patients as well as a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Connect with your goals and change lives by applying now!
Some of what you'll be doing includes:
- Assisting with physical examinations, techniques and procedures.
- Examining residents to determine their need for medical care.
- Overseeing the administration of medications.
- Collaborating with other members of the health care team in developing individual care plans for residents.
- Assisting with the admission and discharge process of residents and ongoing care of residents.
- Making rounds on a regular basis to ensure compliance with expectations of the unit.
- Reporting and recording actions and findings in medical records.
- Suctioning, administering oxygen, catherization, irrigation, administering IV solutions, colostomy and trach care, maintaining feeding tubes and pumps, dressing changes and treatments.
- Responding to call lights, emergencies and codes.
- Current and valid Washington State License to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs frequently using proper techniques; capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or to gain access to supplies; capable of pushing or pulling with sufficient strength.
- Ability to speak, read and write in English for medical charts.
- Ability to follow accurate methods and practices of nursing and restorative care, personal hygiene and sanitation methods, record keeping, report preparation, infection control procedures and resident rights.
- Ability to assess, evaluate and participate in the development of appropriate plans of care. Plan, implement and document appropriate discharge planning for residents when appropriate. Perform selected nursing procedures.
- Long term care experience.
- One year of experience as a RN.
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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.
- 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 and remain current in CPR.
- Requires medical evaluation, fit testing, training and use of respiratory protection as required by the Washington Industrial Safety & Act Standards.
- 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.
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.