Our Vision is: Safe, healthy individuals, families and communities Our Mission is: The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.
Our Values are; Excellence in Service Respect Collaboration and Partnership Diversity Accountability The salary indicated on this announcement reflects the 3% salary reduction beginning July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 that is imposed under Senate Bill 5860. The Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration at Green Hill School is currently recruiting to fill an on-call Registered Nurse 2 position. The work is intermittent in nature, is sporadic and does not fit a particular pattern. This position is not benefit eligible. Green Hill School is located in Chehalis, WA and is a 24-hour, 7-days a week institution.
This position is an integral member of the Health Center team treating the residents according to physician's orders and encouraging resident accountability using the integrated treatment plan.
PLEASE NOTE: You must apply online and complete the exam to be considered for this position. A resume mailed, e-mailed, or attached to the application will not substitute. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the exam.
Review of applications will begin seven days after the requisition has opened. This position will remain open until an adequate candidate pool is available; the hiring manager reserves the right to make an appointment into this position at any point after the initial seven days. It is in the applicant's best interest to apply as soon as possible.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please use the Human Resources contact numbers provided in the Supplemental Information section of this publication.
Provide professional nursing services including assessment and evaluation of medical problems; perform initial medical screening at youth intake and complete patient discharge summaries at time of release; assist physician and psychiatrist in examination, diagnostic testing, treatment, and record keeping; implement and document all physician orders; document provided health care and patient response to treatment in medical file and electronic medical database; provide medical case management for youth with chronic or acute conditions; communicate with and instruct non-medical agency staff on treatment and care of youth.
Recognize and report risk indicators by youth – e.g. self-harm threats, medication refusal or misuse. Educate and counsel residents regarding medical and mental health care. Follow applicable pharmaceutical standards and administer, document and/or dispose of prescribed pharmaceuticals appropriately; Implement infection control program/protocol requirements as identified in statutes, rules, and related JRA policies. Confer with physician for direction relating to testing and treatment of infectious diseases; Collect blood, urine, fecal, sputum, and other routine specimens for laboratory testing; R emain calm and in control in emergency health care situations; provide first aid and first response emergency medical services for youth, institution employees, and visitors;
Prepare and file medical documents; schedule in house and off campus medical appointments when Office Assistant is unavailable.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing AND one year of professional nursing experience;
A valid Washington State license to practice as a registered, professional nurse.
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Incumbent must be able to communicate and comprehend through oral and written forms of communication with management, peers, clients and the public.
Registered Nurse 2s are required to respond to medical emergencies, sometimes during hours of darkness and under severe or adverse weather conditions.
Incumbents must dress appropriately for the work to be performed.
Carefully review your application before submitting. You cannot re-apply to this job announcement for at least 30 days after submitting your application. Applicants must provide a diploma and/or transcripts prior to appointment. Applicants must also provide three names, addresses, and telephone numbers of last three supervisors from current and previous employment. Please Note: This recruitment closes May 8, 2012 at 5:00pm.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (360) 740-3416.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. For questions about this recruitment, contact Dave Ozment at 360-740-3416 or Tami Hodgins at 360-740-3435.
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