Washington State DSHS Registered Nurse 2 - Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, Washington


Eastern State Hospital (ESH) values our nursing staff and understands how important they are to our patients, their families and our facility. If you want to explore inpatient psychiatric nursing and seek to use both your mind and heart to support your patients on their road to recovery, come join our team. We offer great challenges, a rewarding career and opportunities for advancement.

ESH is composed of three clinical areas (Forensic Services Unit, Adult Psychiatric Unit, and Geropsychiatric Unit) and we know that our clients can grow stronger and more independent with the help of our skilled clinical staff. We rely on and trust our dedicated clinicians and appreciate their ability and compassion in accomplishing our mission of Transforming Lives. ESH wants to hire Registered Nurses committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with mental illnesses by providing a broad continuum of care.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of patient care.

  • Educate patients in social skills, functional skill development, and medications.

  • Monitor patients' behavior and if needed, de-escalate high risk situations.

  • Participate in the management of psychiatric and medical emergencies.

  • Assess and evaluate patients who have psychiatric illnesses and chart significant changes in the patient's condition.

  • Administer medications and treatments.

  • Produce care plans and risk assessments for your patients.

We are most interested in applicants who meet the following qualifications: Have a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse OR the ability to obtain a valid Washington State RN license by start of employment. Prior behavioral health experience preferred .

Who We*Are:* To learn more about Eastern State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives visit us here

Questions? Feel free to contact the Recruiter, Anette Dotterer or call me at (206) 305-9381.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may 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 job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact a Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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Salary: $5,343.00 - $8,758.00 Monthly

Location: Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2018-00078

Closing: 3/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov