The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Re-entry Nurse (RN2). At this time we are looking for Full Time M-F 0800-1630 for Washington Corrections Center (WCC) located in Shelton, WA.
This position supports the Department's mission to improve public safety by providing medical transition case management for patients with significant physical and/or mental disorders who will soon release to the community. Case management is extended to patients, assessed by Health Services in each facility, to be at highest risk for immediate and serious medical problems upon release. Case management includes pre-release planning, referrals, and coordination of services with DOC Health Services Staff, Counselor staff, Security staff, and Administration staff. Community re-entry coordination includes planning with patients, families, Community Corrections, and community resources for medical benefits, financial assistance, special housing, or facility/institution placement.
The case management process strives to promote/maintain the medical/mental health stability achieved while incarcerated and encourages community support to the released patients, with the goals of successful community re-entry and reduction of recidivism.
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our Health Services Division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the community, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individuals under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) is located 35 miles west of Olympia, the state capital. WCC is the Reception and Diagnostic Center, a close-custody facility with the primary responsibility to process, test, and classify all adult male felons sentenced to prison in Washington State. The facility has seven living units and houses 1,700 offenders. There are about 500 offenders screened and assessed each month. WCC is also the major hub for transfer of offenders to and from facilities throughout the state.
Under general supervision, our Re-entry Registered Nurse serves as a lead worker and supports the agency mission and vision by:
- Model pro-social behaviors; reinforce positive behaviors; redirect negative behaviors; and effectively communicate observed behaviors to responsible program staff, administrators, and supervisors.
- Initiate the case management process by notification to all DOC Facility Health Services of patients with identified medical needs scheduled to release within 6 months.
- Initiate and support medical transition planning and coordination of information and resources for patients referred to case load.
- Foster positive professional relationships with Community Partners in re-entry efforts to strengthen teamwork related to Transition planning, Reach- Out initiatives.
- Maintain current, complete and confidential patient records in accordance with Health Service Policies and Procedures.
- Coordinate the Extraordinary Medical Placement (EMP) process
- Assist with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services of the facility.
- Emergency assignment to help with security in the event of a patient disturbance.
- Other duties as assigned for Health Services.
-Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
-One year experience working as a Registered Nurse.
-Initial and continuous unencumbered licensure in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse or able to obtain a Washington state licenses.
-1 Year experience as a nurse case manager, or current certification, or education in specific case management.
-Training by the American Heart Association in Healthcare Provider CPR.
-Proficient using computer based programs to schedule, monitor and track patient information. Data entry and word processing, and communicate via email, as well as other programs that may be needed to complete assigned work.
-Ability to work independently and with limited supervision
- Experience working as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting or a correctional facility.
-Certification as a Correctional Healthcare Professional.
-Certification as a Nurse Case Manager
-Bachelors of Science in Nursing or above
-2 or more years' experience as a Nurse Case Manager
** Note: Must have initial and continuous unencumbered/unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Mission: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.
Our Vision: Working together for safer communities.
Our Commitment: To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.
Our Core Values:
- Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions.
- Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other.
- People's safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all.
- Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort.
- Supporting people's success: Corrections is committed to our community – understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities.
- Attach Resume, Cover letter and any certification within the field of expertise
- Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
- Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
- All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
- Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
- We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
- Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
- Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
- This position may be included in a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
- Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
- Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
- Promote inclusiveness.
- Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
- Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.