Washington State DSHS Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 2 (Western State Hospital) in Lakewood, Washington


Let's cut to the chase and talk about one important consideration in any employment decision right away - compensation. Our LPNs at WSH are amongst the highest paid in Washington State. In addition to the salary, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Psychiatric Security Nurses (PSN) *at *Western State Hospital receive an annual $ 1000 educational allowance. We are also offering flexible schedules and a benefit package that rivals any employer in Washington State.

Positive, long-term changes are occurring every day at WSH where patient care is our number one priority. We want to hire committed and caring Licensed Practical Nurses who have reverence for life and a heart for healing patients suffering from mental illnesses. With enthusiasm, dedication and compassion, WSH staff works with patients to celebrate even the little victories. If you seek to use your mind and your heart to improve lives on a daily basis, come join our team. In short order, you will understand the Department of Social and Health Service's mission of Transforming Lives.

What you will do in this job: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, you'll provide direct, skilled nursing care to adults recovering from severe mental illnesses. You'll participate in the treatment planning, administer medication and treatment, as well as implement and chart treatment interventions. We count on you to be a patient advocate for health maintenance and clinical care. In your role, you must be a great communicator, developing long-term therapeutic relationships with our patients and therapeutically de-escalate a potentially tense situation. While LPNs work in the Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC), PSNs work in the Center for Forensic Services (CFS), which is a more secure facility and as such, also provide additional security when escorting and transferring patients within or outside of CFS.

We are most interested in applicants who meet the following desirable qualifications*:* A qualified applicant for this job should either have a valid Washington State license to practice in as a Licensed Practical Nurse OR are able to obtain a valid Washington State license.

Application Process: Please attach a chronological resume fully describing your education and work history. If you have questions, contact the Recruiter, Lolo Arevalo directly either via email Lolo.arevalo@dshs.wa.gov or phone (360) 485-7229.

Please note: This announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies. As a 24/7 facility, WSH offers three shifts. When you apply please choose your preferred shift in the supplemental question section and tell us if you want to be considered for on-call or permanent opportunities. We have multiple permanent and on-call LPN and PSN jobs available right now.

The hiring manager reserves the right to review application materials and make a hiring decision at any point during this recruitment process. Applicants will be reviewed on a daily basis. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as soon as possible.

Some jobs in our department may require a background check, including criminal record history and may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Who we are: Western State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital serving western Washington providing evaluation and inpatient treatment for adults with serious or long-term mental illness. Located in the historic town of Steilacoom just south of Tacoma, Western State Hospital is less than an hour's drive from Seattle. Outdoor recreation is not far away and the alpine playgrounds of Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean Beaches are an easy drive. Western State Hospital is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals west of the Mississippi River with over 800 beds and 2000 full-time staff. To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives click here.

Supplemental Information

Benefits: At Western State Hospital, you will enjoy a rewarding career with a benefits package designed to protect you and your family. These include, but are not limited to: major medical, dental, vision, optional medical flexible spending account, long-term disability, fully funded retirement, savings plan options, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and holidays and continuing education. For more detailed information regarding benefits, please review the benefits tab.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.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 360-485-7229. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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Job Type: Various Job Types

Job Number: 2016-06852 (MPP)

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

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: $3,453.00 - $4,532.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA