Washington State DSHS Nurse -Nursing Consultant Institutional in Washington


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

Residential Care Services is looking for On-Call Registered Nurses. This is a great opportunity to learn 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.

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

The job classification for these positions is Nursing Consultant Institutional. The working titles for the positions are: Nursing Home Surveyor, Assisted Living Facility Licensor, Enhanced Services Facility (ESF) Licensor, Community Complaint Investigator, Adult Family Home (AFH) Licensor, and Nursing Home Complaint Investigator.


You would go out to the assigned facilities as teams or individually to inspect, observe, evaluate, survey, investigate complaints and/or interview residents in licensed facilities. 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

Who 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

Certain positions, such as Nursing Home Surveyor and Nursing Home Complaint Investigator require Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) certification.

Travel and per diem reimbursement is available when conducting official state business.

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.

Questions? Contact Patti Palmer at 509-454-6917 or patti.palmer@dshs.wa.gov and reference 07926.

Job Type: On-Call

Job Number: 2016-07926 On Call

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: $27.80 - $45.57 Hourly

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA