Washington State DSHS Clinical Nurse Specialist (Eastern State Hospital) in Medical Lake, Washington


The Department of Social and Health Services' Behavioral Health Administration (BHA),is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a passion for promoting excellence in psychiatric mental health nursing, to join our team. In this leadership position you will thrive on improvement opportunities that make a real difference to the people within Eastern State Hospital (ESH).

This is an exciting opportunity to promote excellence in patient care by advancing the quality and scope of nursing at ESH through clinical practice, education, consultation and leadership roles.

The Role

You'll assist treatment teams in formulating and applying patient-centered and evidence-based interdisciplinary plans of care and consult with unit management teams in developing and implementing unit programs and initiatives.

Strategize with nursing leadership and nursing management, and contribute to the implementation of the Nursing Department vision, philosophy, and mission.

Enjoy consulting with nursing staff, treatment teams, and other clinical disciplines in maximizing patient care services.

You will have the opportunity to promote and enhance the growth and development of nursing staff by providing leadership and education to improve the delivery of nursing care.

Review and evaluate data, analyze trends and patterns and prepare recommendations for improvement, formulate corrective action plans for improving nursing performance, and develop and review policies and procedures.

Who are we looking for?

An applicant who has a valid license to practice as a registered, professional nurse in the State of Washington, a master's degree in nursing with a primary focus psychiatric mental health nursing, and three years of professional nursing experience.

Additionally, we need someone who:

  • Can effectively communicate with management, peers, patients, and the public.
  • Is able to disperse medications.
  • Is able to provide physical supports/interventions for clients using program approved methods which may include moving or transferring patients.

We would like to find someone who:

  • Possesses clinical expert level knowledge, skills and abilities in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice.
  • Is competent in maintaining regulatory standards (Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in in-patient psychiatric settings.
  • Who holds (or is eligible for) certification as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Supplemental Information

Visit:* www.careers.wa.gov. to submit a complete application. *Screening of application materials will be ongoing. We review applicants weekly and encourage you to apply as early as you can.

This position has been approved for additional assignment pay, which is reflected in the salary advertised.

We offer generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement and deferred compensation plans, life insurance and paid vacation and holidays. See the Benefits Tab for more details.

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 the 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 1-800-833-6384.

If you have questions about this opportunity, # 04075, please contact Lindsey Dicus at (360) 890-5962 or email Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov.

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Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-04075 EV98E

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: $70,776.00 - $116,004.00 Annually

Location: Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA