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 in need of an Investigation Nurse (RN3) for our Washington Soldiers Home. In this role, you'll work collaboratively with staff and residents as an objective investigator. Providing this type of support will ensure the dignity, safety and quality of life for our residents by investigating falls, allegations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or exploitation.
Bring your passion, care and vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Brighten prospects for patients and your career. Connect with your goals and change lives by applying now!
Some of what you will be doing:
- Providing oversight and coordination of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement Program.
- Maintaining all program materials in accordance with rules, regulations and policies; consulting with nursing and other departments for QAPI issues and concerns.
- Collecting and analyzing indicator data on falls, pressure ulcers, weight loss and restorative program participation, etc.
- Developing and completing audits; preparing and presenting audit summary reports.
- Providing oversight and coordination of the Investigation Program; initiating and conducting investigations; collecting evidence and analyzing information gathered.
- Reviewing admission and discharge orders; ensuring assessments are complete.
- May be required to assist in the delivery of routine patient care.
- Current and valid Washington State License to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- Three (3) years of experience as an RN.
- Long term care experience.
- Experience with SNF incident investigations.
- Must have the ability to speak, read and write in English for medical charts.
- Bachelor's degree involving major study in nursing.
- Certification in Quality Improvement.
- Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records.
- Knowledge and skills in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement principles and practices.
- Strong computer skills with mastery of PCC, MS Outlook, Word, Access and Excel.
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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.
- Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please reach out to the HR Office at HR@dva.wa.gov if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
- 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.
- Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs. using proper techniques, capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or to gain access to supplies, and is capable of pushing or pulling with sufficient strength. Employee must be able to walk, sit, and bend in an unrestricted manner on a consistent basis during the entire work day.
- Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
- Requires medical evaluation, fit testing, training and use of respiratory protection as required by the WA Industrial Safety & Act standards.
- Requires use of personal protective equipment as identified through a job hazard analyses and PPE assessment.
- 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.