Licensed Practical nurse LPN4 - SCCC
Washington State Department of Corrections - Aberdeen, WA

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Licensed Practical Nurse 4
Full time and On Call/ Intermittent Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) The Department of corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse 4 at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. This posting will be used to fill a full time evening shift and On Call openings.
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) is a 1,936-bed multi-custody facility located five miles west of Aberdeen, on the southern Washington Coast. There are seven living units for medium and minimum long-term custody offenders and an intensive management unit for maximum-custody offenders. The Health Services employees provide outpatient medical, dental and mental health care, and inpatient medical and dental care at SCCC. There is a wonderful mix of long term and acute care patients at this facility. It has been a center for treatment of infectious disease and a leader in the management and treatment of HCV Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Duties:
The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers service to promote health, foster healing, and support coping and adjustment to various health conditions. Health services are provided to individual patients, their families, groups of patients, the staff employed at the correctional facility and to the public at large. The Licensed Practical Nurse 4 supports the agency mission and vision by providing direct care and special clinic management services in: · Screening, accessing and evaluating offenders and the conditions where they live and work to ensure they are well, safe and their health care continuous; · Responds to all other requests for healthcare attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate and therapeutic manner; · Participates in monitoring, managing and coordinating the delivery of healthcare and providing progress information to the shift supervisor. · Assisting patients improve their skills and ability to provide care for themselves and their family. · Teaching, counseling and providing health care information that improves quality health services and/or enhances safety or security.

The On-Call staff provides coverage in cases of extended vacation, illness, training, and other leaves of absence. On-call/intermittent staff is expected to: · Be available to work all shifts (day, swing and graveyard) including weekends and holidays as requested. · Be willing to work a minimum of 12 shifts a month. · Provide written availability by the 20th of each month for the following month’s coverage. · Be willing to complete a paid six-week correctional worker core training.

Qualifications:
Education : Graduation from a school of Practical Nursing Initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse. AND Experience : Two years experience working as a licensed practical nurse. · Certification by the American Heart Association in emergency first response. · Indicates skill and ability to perform basic nursing skills · Demonstrates nursing skill competency periodically as scheduled. · Able to use the computer to enter schedule, monitor and track patient information, word process and communicate via email.

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the Department of Corrections, please visit www.doc.wa.gov . IMPORTANT NOTES: From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info . · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All Department of Corrections employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for Department of Corrections' employees. A baseline TB skin test is required prior to employment for all health care providers and those staff who supervise offenders. Testing is voluntary for all other employees. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. The Department of Corrections is committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring any information in an alternative format may call (360) 664-1960/toll free (877) 664-1960 or TTY at 360-664-6211/toll free (800) 664-6211. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email wendy.vandel@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 413-5405.

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