Washington State L&I Occupational Nurse Consultant - Health Policy Unit in Tumwater, Washington


This is a unique opportunity to contribute to Washington State Department of Labor & Industries' initiative to "Help Injured Workers Heal and Return to Work". We are a national leader in evidence-based health policy, clinical practice guidelines, and research.

As an L&I; Occupational Nurse Consultant,you will have a unique opportunity to work in a highly visible, inter-professional, and intellectually stimulating environment. You will be able to use your clinical knowledge to ensure safe and effective health care is delivered to Washington's injured and ill workers.

You will be able to contribute significantly to L&I;'s goal of preventing disability by collaborating with physicians, the department's medical advisors, and our utilization review and claims staff to develop and implement evidence-based best practices.

Your success will be measured by:

  • Ability to organize and complete complex healthcare related projects and communicate them effectively to diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to build relationships and work closely with advisory groups and committees, learning their purpose and role within the agency.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a team of professionals.

Some of what you will do

  • Lead the development and implementation of evidence based clinical practice guidelines and utilization review criteria, health policies, and projects that will be used by healthcare providers and claim staff.
  • Organize, coordinate, and lead meetings with healthcare providers, administrators, and staff.
  • Lead and track major workers' compensation and sometimes inter-agency healthcare initiatives and programs such as safe opioid prescribing and comprehensive pain care.
  • Provide clinical consultation and training to staff and other areas of the department as needed to help them understand how to use new healthcare policies and guidelines.

What we are looking for

  1. Bachelor's degree in public health, science, math, nursing or related field including college level courses in statistics and research methods.
  2. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  3. Active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington state.
  4. Minimum of 2 years' experience in a clinical setting.
  5. Minimum of 3 years' experience in public health, policy development, administration or supervision, teaching, research, or case management.
  6. Is comfortable and skilled working directly with healthcare providers and organizations; can build and maintain constructive professional relationships with them.
  7. Able to effectively search (with assistance from our library staff) scientific literature databases and other information sources for specific health care topics; understand the peer review process in scientific literature.
  8. Able to organize, plan, lead, and implement multi-faceted healthcare related projects and assess how they will impact clinical care.
  9. Demonstrates proficiency in writing professional analytical reports, (e.g. with executive summaries, figures, tables, and automated bibliographic references) that can be easily understood.
  10. Demonstrates professional, clear, and concise oral presentation and communication skills.
  11. Willing and able to occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evenings and weekends (rarely), to meet program needs and critical deadlines.
  12. Willing and able to travel (mostly to Seattle) performing the duties of this job.

Additional documentation requested during the application process Self-authored professional or academic writing sample on a healthcare related topic Examples of acceptable writing samples include: 1. A policy 2. A PowerPoint slide deck 3. An instructional procedure or manual 4. A guideline 5. A problem statement or issue analysis 6. An article that was published or distributed to an audience 7. A report from a project, plan, or similar undertaking 8. A thesis or academic research paper

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Live and Work in Washington Washington State employment offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature. The job is located in Olympia, the capital city of Washington State. Olympia is a vibrant city with a small town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains provide majestic scenery to the east while Washington's Pacific Coast is just an hour drive to the west. Olympia enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, augmented by two universities and a community college.

Supplemental Information

This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

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.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

To apply, follow the "Apply" link above Jobs advertised as Open Continuous will be closed without notice. Apply quickly!

We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be selected for interview.

For more information about the Department of Labor & Industries visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ OR Contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09594

Department: Dept. of Labor & Industries

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: $4,838.00 - $7,738.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA