The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.
Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Echo Glen Children's Center. We need your nursing skills to provide professional nursing services for youth committed to a secure juvenile rehabilitation institution. You will be an important member of the Health Center Team treating residents according to physician orders and encouraging resident accountability using the integrated treatment plan.
The schedule is 2:00pm – 10:00pm with Sunday and Monday off.
Some of what you'll do
- Provide professional nursing services including planning, assessing, diagnosing, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
- Perform initial medical screening at youth intake and complete patient discharge summaries at time of release.
- Serve as charge nurse over the unit, when assigned and give direction to staff.
- Problem solve shift coverage and concerns related to unanticipated leave as they arise and in the absence of the RN 3 or as delegated, coordinate with appropriate parties as needed to assure adequate provision of staff coverage in the health center.
- Collaborate with other medical and treatment staff to assure appropriate care delivery occurs throughout the continuum of care for JR youth from entry into the institution through transition to community facilities and/or discharge from JR care.
- Implement infection control, Vaccine for Children VFC and employee health and wellness programs.
- Administer prescribed medications and monitor medication assistance by cottage staff.
- Implement and Support Positive Youth Development, NCCHC, DOH, VFC, ACA, PREA and PbS National Standards.
- Be a positive role model communicate effectively, be flexible and work Professionally, Courteously and Collaboratively with a diverse staff team and client population.
Who should apply?
Graduates from an accredited school of nursing who possess an unencumbered Registered Nurse License to practice in the State of Washington..
We are looking for someone who can work independently as an RN with little supervision and preferably a year of nursing experience.
Please include with your application:
- Letter of Interest describing why your skills and experience make you the best person for the job
- College transcripts
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to pass a national fingerprint background check and complete a questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) inquiring about any sexual misconduct. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
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