Washington State DSHS Licensed Practical Nurse 2 in Lakewood, Washington


Do you like helping others, making a difference, and feeling good about what you do? If yes, read on. But before we go any further, let's talk about one important consideration in any employment decision – compensation. Our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) at Western State Hospital are amongst the highest paid in Washington State. In addition to the salary, LPNs at Child Study Treatment Center (CSTC) receive an annual $1000 educational allowance. We also offer flexible schedules and a benefit package that rivals any employer in Washington State.

You will plan, organize and participate in the delivery of practical nursing care services for mentally ill children in our Orcas Cottage at Washington's only state-operated and funded psychiatric hospital for children and youth (ages 5 to 17.)

Some of what you will do:

  • Assess and perform reassessments of patient medical and mental health needs.
  • Complete pain assessments, develop pain manager plans, monitor the effectiveness and modify as needed.
  • Participate in the treatment planning, administer medication and treatment, as well as implement and chart treatment interventions.
  • Advocate for health maintenance and clinical care.
  • Implement Physician Treatment Orders (PTO's) and obtain PTO's by telephone when Physician is not present.
  • Encourage, supervise and participate with patients in group or individual recreation, social and therapeutic activities.
  • Recognize early triggers and early signs of physical and emotional distress in patients.
  • Educate patients and families regarding medications, treatment plans, behavioral interventions, and cottage programs.

Who should apply? Folks who are currently licensed as a practical nurse and who have worked as an LPN for one year. A good attitude, a willingness to learn, being a contributing team member and suggesting how something could be done better are all important attributes to us in making hiring decisions.

Interested Applicants This is a swing shift position (2:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m) with Friday and Saturday off.

CSTC has a total capacity of 47 beds divided among three age and developmentally-based cottages. CSTC is a locked campus, securely designed for youth who cannot be served safely in less restrictive community settings. Elementary, middle and high school educational services are provided on-site by the Clover Park School District.

If this announcement caught your interest, go one step further and apply today for job 10035 and complete the on-line application or simply attach a resume.

For questions about this opportunity, contact Dave Ozment at 360-725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov. Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10035 SV78

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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

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

Salary: $3,453.00 - $4,532.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA