Washington State L&I Occupational Nurse Consultant, Risk of Harm in Tumwater, Washington


Please Note: the closing date has changed to "continuous" this announcement will remain open until position is filled, in order to expand the applicant pool. It is to your advantage to apply early! The hiring manager reserves the right to close this posting at any time.

Here at L&I; being an* Occupational Nurse Consultant,* 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. Specifically, within the Office of the Medical Director, responsible for setting health policy and providing clinical expertise to ensure safe and effective healthcare is delivered to Washington's injured and ill workers.

You will have an opportunity to work in a highly visible, inter-professional, and intellectually stimulating environment. Quality medical decision making leads to better health outcomes for our workers, maximizes value for the public medical aid fund dollars and promotes better customer service. The OMD effectively accomplishes its mission supporting our L&I; Agency Initiative Goal 2 to help injured workers heal and return to work through four (4) functions: by providing clinical expertise, formulating and implementing L&I;'s evidence based medical policy, partnering with the provider community, and performing health care research.

You will be able to contribute significantly to L&I;'s goal by joining our team today!

Your success will be measured by:

  • Ability to perform risk of harm analysis and develop and implement policy to improve standards for health care providers who treat injured workers.
  • Effectively communicate with the public, providers, other state agencies and boards and commissions about quality of care.
  • Ability to build relationships and work closely with L&I; credentialing committee, provider advisory groups or other professional disciplines groups.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a team of professionals, in a diverse working environment with exposure to different ranges of audiences.
  • Ability to work in an independent environment in a new position, helping to develop what the position work will look like in the future.

Some of what you will do

  • Formulate strategy, policy and procedures for reviewing treatment against risk of harm standards.
  • Organize, coordinate, and prioritize risk of harm analysis.
  • Participate in planning, development, and implementation of improvement initiatives in the review and oversight of quality of health care services to injured workers.
  • Perform individual health care provider review of quality of care.
  • Provide staff support as appropriate to L&I; credentialing committee and L&I; medical directors.
  • Liaison with clinical associations, committees, and other key internal and external stakeholders.

Who Should Apply?

  • Bachelors of Science degree in nursing and/or an advanced nursing degree/equivalent AND 5 years of acute care clinical nursing experience in: orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, critical care, psychiatry, or nursing experience with worker's compensation insurance. A Master's degree in a health care discipline will substitute for one year of required nursing experience.
  • Active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington state.

What we are looking for:

  • Master's degree in nursing is desired
  • Two (2) years of nursing consultative, case management, or administrative experience
  • Is comfortable and skilled working directly with healthcare providers and organizations; can build and maintain constructive professional relationships with them.
  • 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.
  • Able to organize, plan, lead, and implement multi-faceted healthcare related projects and assess how they will impact quality of care.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in writing professional analytical reports, (e.g. with executive summaries, figures, tables, and automated bibliographic references) that can be easily understood.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrates professional, clear, and concise oral presentation and communication skills.
  • 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:

  • A policy
  • A PowerPoint slide deck
  • An instructional procedure or manual
  • A guideline
  • A problem statement or issue analysis
  • An article that was published or distributed to an audience
  • A report from a project, plan, or similar undertaking
  • 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.

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

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/


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 fairne3ss 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: 2016-09666

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