Washington State Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Lead in Orting, Washington


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The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among three veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates three veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, and Spokane, providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widow(er) s, or gold star parents. For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov. Duties

This is a full-time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Lead (ARNP) day shift position, under the supervision of the Medical Director. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This position provides medical care and oversight to residents of Washington Soldiers Home (WSH). This position serves as a member of an interdisciplinary care team whose primary focus us maintenance and restoration of function through multiple modalities. This position is responsible for meeting regulatory requirements as well as delivering ongoing medical care and oversight consistent with accepted standards of practice. This position is intended to assure that primary medical care is available as needed for residents of WSH. The ARNP provides onsite diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems. The ARNP also make referrals, researches reports and previous records using CPRS independently and timely within 24 hours. The ARNP is also available on-call (in a call rotation schedule) to address medical problems during off duty hours.

Serves as a member of the medical team under the supervision of the Medical Director within a long term care facility with an average population of 97 skilled nursing care residents made up of veterans, spouses of veterans, and surviving spouses of veterans, and approximately thirty residents living in a light nursing/domiciliary environment.

Some of what you will do:

Evaluates medical and nursing plan of care, assessing delivery of care, identifying problems and needs for improvement; utilizing independent judgement in diagnosing and treating simple and chronic health problems according to standards agreed upon with the Medical Director. Monitor, assess, evaluate and treat health problems.

Attends care conferences and provides input. Uses nursing judgment and knowledge to present and evaluate options for meeting residents' needs. Exercises critical thinking skills by applying creative problem solving.

Completes history and physical examinations on residents which include auscultation or respiratory and cardiac systems, abdominal exams, musculoskeletal exams, skin, genitalia and breast exams, sensory and neurological testing annually.

Provide consultation to professional nursing colleagues and staff members regarding physiological, psychosocial and behavioral status.


Required Qualifications:

A valid Washington State license to practice as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Capable of lifting up to 60 pounds using proper techniques; capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or to gain access to supplies; and is capable of pushing or pulling with sufficient strength.

Must be able to walk, sit, and bend in an unrestricted manner on a consistent basis during the entire work day.

Accurate methods and practices of nursing and restorative care; personal hygiene and sanitation methods, record keeping, report preparation, infection control procedures and resident rights.

Provide a positive living environment for residents relating to meeting psychosocial needs; follow written and verbal directions; document and report observed changes in patient condition and behavior.

Assess, evaluate, and participate in the development of appropriate plans of care. Plan, implement, and document appropriate discharge planning for residents when appropriate. Perform selected nursing procedures.

Earn trust, respect and confidence of residents, coworkers and customers through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions. Serve as an effective and positive role model to staff.

Report to work promptly on scheduled days to promote continuity of resident care.

Must have ability to speak, read and write in English language for medical charts.

Strong clinical skills and long term knowledge, including all regulatory requirements.

Demonstrates ability to coordinate, delegate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team.

Knowledge of State and Federal regulations and guidelines for resident assessment.

Excellent professional nursing practice and patient care

Required skills and abilities:

Ability to observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions and progress.

Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.

Ability to develop and/or present orientation or training programs, mentor and provide on-going learning to staff.

Ability to direct and coordinate the work of nursing staff. Ability to set priorities.

Ability to delegate, collaborate and to develop and maintain professional collaborative relationships with other care providers.

Verbal communication skills – ability to explain complex issues; listening skills.

Writing skills – ability to compose technically correct and valid written procedures, evaluations, inspection tools; ability to clearly explain information in writing.

Uses computer hardware and/or software to produce timely and accurate work products that fully satisfy the demands of the assignment.

Consulting skills – ability to partner with resident, other providers and care team to identify and service resident care needs.

Analytical skills – ability to break down, sort and synthesize data; ability to interpret complex information.

Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.

Decision-making skills – ability to weigh options, foreseen consequences, and employ good judgment in managing resources.

Ability to work with staff and residents from diverse backgrounds and maintain strong relationships with clients.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree involving major study in nursing.

Three years of professional nursing experience preferably in Long Term Care.

Medicare A familiarity and experience.

Multidisciplinary collaborative experience.

WA State procedures/policies.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment

Clear Background Check every 2 years.

Pass Annual TB testing.

Maintain current WA ARNP License.

Maintain current DEA Certification.

Supplemental Information

*In your letter of interest, please include in detail how you meet the required qualifications. In addition, please include any of the preferred qualifications that you meet. Applicants who fail to include this information may not move forward in the selection process. Initial screening will be based on information contained in your response to a supplemental questionnaire, as well as your application profile. Please be sure to respond fully and completely to the supplemental questionnaire and submit a completed application profile, a current resume, and three professional references including at least two supervisors.Comments such as "see attachments" or "on file" will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to move forward in the selection process.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For questions about Veterans Preference, Please email us at recruiters@dva.wa.gov.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2204 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2204. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2015-12849 (3051) B707

Department: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Closing: Continuous

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: $5,343.00 - $7,009.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Orting, WA