Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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Safe, healthy individuals, families and communities
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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.
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Collaboration and Partnership
The Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and adults with disabling conditions due to aging, disease or accident, to gain access to the high quality, cost effect supports that they need. There are four organizational divisions within ADSA. This position is within the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Lakeland Village (Residential Habilitation Center). Lakeland Village is a Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) certified as an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR). We are operated by the State of Washington for the purpose of providing health and habilitation services for persons with developmental disabilities. In a residential facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities, provide practical nursing services to assigned individuals. Lakeland Village is currently recruiting for a dynamic and motivated Licensed Practical Nurse. This recruitment will be used to fill a Permanent, Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse 2 vacancy for Position E883E, Nursing Facility, Shift 1 (6:45am -3:00pm) with Thursday and Friday as regularly scheduled days off. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the recruiter listed in the “Supplemental Information” section of this publication.
Provide treatment and nursing care for an assigned caseload of adolescent to geriatric individuals, of both genders, with community protection issues, all of which possess developmental disabilities and/or other neurological, physiological, and mental health disorders. Receive, implement and accurately transcribe physician orders. Assist physician and RN with treatment and physical exams. Prepare and obtain lab work to include phlebotomy and other specimens, as ordered by physician. Initiate, monitor and maintain infusion therapy in accordance with doctor orders and scope of licensure/training. Provide first aid care to residents, staff, and visitors. Perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Administer medications via appropriate route, as ordered and in accordance with licensure. Escort individuals to and from daily activities. Document observations, health data, medications, treatments, and other pertinent information regarding individual health status in progress notes, records and other approved documentation media. Identify and report, in accordance with prescribed procedure, any actual/suspicion of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, exploitation, or abandonment. Assist with preparation and participate in Individual Habilitation Plans, Individual Plans of Care, case conferences, and other meetings. Asses for change in individual status and report to higher-level nursing/physician. Plan and perform care that assists individuals and families to maintain or restore health to the extent possible that promotes choice-making and independence as part of a treatment team. Support, communicate and coordinate with the Nurse Team leader/Case Manager RN health related issues to include the development, documentation and updating of nursing acute care plans, treatment options and individual quarterly/annual review preparation. Develop, implement and evaluate nursing care plans. Provide care oversight and act as a resource to Attendant Counselors and Certified Nursing Assistants to the legal limits of their licensure, to include training and assistance. Provide security and protect individuals from harm to include physical intervention following approved program techniques (Behavior Support Plan). Float to assigned units on campus, as determined by staff requirements.
Required Qualifications: Possession of a current, Washington State License to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse and one year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Desirable Skills and Abilities: Willing and able to transport clients as necessary.
Must be able to effectively communicate with management, peers, clients and the public as required to carry out the assigned duties of the position.
Dress appropriate for the work to be performed.
Discern and apply practical nursing principles and concepts.
Perform and interpret basic physical and treatment techniques. Understand the concept of the Nursing Process (assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, evaluation). Understand and demonstrate dynamics of strong interpersonal relationships and communication skills. Possess knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to the practice of nursing and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and the Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR).
Attention to detail is important to the successful completion of your application for this position. Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply online and complete the entire Application. A resume mailed, emailed, attached or embedded within the application will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. Note: You must list contact information for three (3) professional/personal references on your application under the “Reference” section as part of the application process. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. Background checks, which may include fingerprinting, are required for employees and applicants considered for selected positions within DSHS. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the background check. Failure to do so will disqualify you from employment in these positions. Information obtained from background checks will not necessarily prevent you from being hired. This position is designated as “emergent” under the DSHS Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. In a recognized emergency, any employee in this position may be required to report for duty on short notice, work outside the regular schedule including days off, perform duties beyond those normally assigned, and/or report to an alternate work site. Successfully complete Therapeutic Options training as required and demonstrate competency in all aspects of the Therapeutic Options in daily work assignments. Compliance with Union shop requirements. Ability to work flexible hours, covering all possible shifts, and/or weekends to include mandatory overtime. The 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 on this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (509) 299-1006. 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 regarding this recruitment, please call Debbie Tschirley at (509) 299-1006 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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