Washington State DSHS Registered Nurse - Spokane in Spokane, Washington


Are you ready to put your professional, registered nursing experience to work?

At Department of Social & Health Services, "Transforming Lives" is our mission. And it takes people to make this a reality.

Reporting to the Field Manager in Residential Care Services (RCS) Division you'll form strong relationships with other community members and your team. This is a great career step for learning more about the responsibility for the licensing and oversight of adult family homes, boarding homes, nursing facilities, certified residential programs and enhanced services facilities. Being a part of this work is both challenging and very rewarding.

RCS is part of the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA). In ALTSA, our Vision is: Seniors and people with disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that affect their lives.

Join us on our mission to transform lives.


A regular day consists of going out to the assigned facilities as teams or individually to inspect, observe, evaluate, survey, investigate complaints and/or interview residents in licensed nursing homes. You will complete written reports, data entry, and track assigned work. This will include traveling in a broad geographical area for the designated region, which may include overnight stays.

Your initial success will be measured through: Ability to:

  • Maintain an objective, professional and respectful demeanor with difficult persons and events
  • Communicate with diverse population
  • Evaluate nursing services
  • Exercise judgment
  • Stimulate local cooperation and support for effective nursing service
  • Bring about improved practices Qualifications

What we are looking for:

Someone who can communicate well with management, peers, clients, and the public, and who has a Master of Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing and two years of RN experience. OR Bachelor of Science in Nursing and three years of RN experience. OR Associate Degree in Nursing/Diploma Nurse and five years of RN experience.

Supplemental Information

Consideration will be given to complete application information.

The hiring manager reserves the right to interview and possibly offer this position to a qualified candidate before the actual closing date. It's to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple jobs.

Questions? Contact Patti Palmer at 509-454-6917 or patti.palmer@dshs.wa.gov and reference 04861.

This job classification is Nursing Consultant Institutional and is located in Spokane.

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 1-800-833-6384.

Click here to learn more about ALTSA and what they do for the community.

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2016-04861 HR54

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: $4,838.00 - $7,932.00 Monthly

Location: Spokane County – Spokane, WA