The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Nurse Manager (RN4)
at our Washington Corrections Center
located in Shelton, WA. This position is responsible for the organization, planning and direction of the entire nursing services at WCC. We are looking for a leader to preform highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge.
The Registered Nurse 4 supports the Department's mission by leading others in the delivery of nursing services that promote health, foster healing, and support coping and adjusting to various health conditions. This position also supports the mission of the Health Services division by providing necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and promoting offender wellness.
To be considered for this opportunity, please be sure to thoroughly complete your application.
Attaching a resume will not
substitute for a completed application.
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our Health Services Division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the community, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individuals under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
For additional information about our agency, please visit doc.wa.gov
|The Nurse Manager directly oversees nursing care at WCC, and in collaboration with the Health Services Manager 3 and the DOC Chief of Nursing Services is responsible for ensuring the quality of all nursing services at WCC.|
- Direct, organize and plan the facility's nursing services to align with the agency's mission of providing quality and comprehensive patient care.
- Lead, supervise, and delegate the work performed by a team of dedicated nursing staff, ensuring appropriate and optimum use of resources and enhance employee effectiveness through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities.
- Ensure that all prescribed treatments and nursing plans for patients are delivered in a respectful and conscientious manner so that the patient's dignity and well-being is preserved.
- Work in collaboration with others to ensure staff and resources are in place to provide offenders with appropriate and timely nursing services consistent with established standards that result in reducing risk to the patient and facility staff.
- In coordination with WCC Health Services Leadership, facilitate a Continuous Quality Improvement Program (CQIP). Based on collected and analyzed data, make corrective changes in the program and delivery of medical services at WCC.
- Serve as part of a team that establish guidelines, projections and parameters for nursing and nursing programs along with policy changes at the agency level.
- Create a work environment that values high ethical standards, emphasizes safe, high quality nursing services, nurtures teamwork and encourages activities which lead to continuous improvement.
CORE WORKING HOURS 0800 – 1630 with Saturday/Sunday off
| The successful candidate will have:|
- Graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.
- At least, five (5) years of recent acute clinical experience working as a Registered Nurse; at least three (3) of which, in a successful progressive management level position.
- An initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse.
- Certification by the American Heart Associate in Basic Life Support (BLS).
- Extensive written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in computer use.
- Master's of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university;
Five (5) years successful experience in a nurse management level position;
Prior correctional experience.
| Supplemental Information:|
| 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'|
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
- Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined 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.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
- 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.
- Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
- We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
- Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
- This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are 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 people 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, gender expression, 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.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (360) 407-5742.
For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.