Jun 23, 2022

WDVA Registered Nurse 2, On-Call, Walla Walla New

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Walla Walla County, WA, USA

Job Description


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Please Note: This recruitment will be used to fill an on-call position; shifts and days off will vary.

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 multiple on-call RN2's for our Walla Veterans Home. In this role, you'll assist in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care to our residents. This includes monitoring and recording all aspects of care, passing medications, administering oxygen, suctioning and trach care, irrigations, colostomy care, feeding tubes, and more.

Come lend direction to your patients as well as a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your 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:

  • Preparing, evaluating and revising treatment plans for individual residents based on recommendations of a physician.
  • Under physicians' orders passing medications, administers, monitors, and records treatments, and assesses the condition of the resident.
  • Making nursing assessments of residents as necessitated by the condition of the resident and on a quarterly basis for the completion of the minimum data set (MDS).
  • Directing and supervising subordinate nursing personnel.


Required Qualifications:

  • Current and valid Washington State License to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Must have ability to speak, read and write in English language for medical charts.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of professional nursing experience.
  • Long term care experience.
  • Articulate methods and practices of nursing and restorative care; personal hygiene and sanitation methods, record keeping, report preparation, infection control procedures and resident rights.
  • Experience in assessing, evaluating, and participating in the development of appropriate plans of care. Plan, implement, and document appropriate discharge planning for residents when appropriate. Perform selected nursing procedures.

Supplemental Information

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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 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. 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 Washington Industrial Safety & Act standards.
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds and capable of reaching a minimum of 36” using proper techniques for resident repositioning or access to supplies.
  • 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.
  • 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.