Washington Department of Corrections Gig Harbor, WA

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple On-Call positions within the Health Services Division.

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for multiple On-Call Nursing Assistants-Certified in the Health Services Unit at WCCW. This position is located in Gig Harbor, WA.


The Department of Corrections, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, and Health Services. The Department employs over 7,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.6 billion.

WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN is a 62.6-acre facility located approximately two miles from Gig Harbor. The site includes living units, administration buildings, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium, a chapel, industries buildings, food service buildings, and support facilities.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

We are currently seeking highly flexible and motivated individuals to fill an important role in providing coverage in cases of extended vacation, illness, training, and other leaves of absence. On-call/intermittent staff are expected to: • Be available to work all shifts (day, swing and graveyard) including weekends and holidays as requested. • Be willing to work a minimum of 12 shifts a month. • Provide written availability by the 8th of each month for the following month's coverage. • Be willing to complete a paid six-week correctional worker core training that meets 5 days/week, 8 hours/day Mon – Fri.


Provide one-on-one care in the Inpatient Unit:

-Assist offender with meals by arranging/cutting food, check for proper denture placement when applicable, make sure that patient's hands are clean prior to meals, encourage patients to eat and document the amount of food consumed. -Assist patient transfer with proper body mechanics and use of assistive devices. -Assist with mobility and use proper equipment such as walker and wheelchair. -Ensure safety of offenders and call for assistance if needed. -Ask custody staff to assist with escalating behaviors. Document and report all near or actual assaults. -Obtain vital signs at the start of the shift and to alert the nurse on duty of any abnormal readings. -Communicate with the unit nurse for any changes in the care of the patient. -Inform the nurse of any unusual behaviors or behaviors that are off baseline. -Keep the unit clean, orderly, and free of clutter. -Assist patient with activities of daily living including grooming, bathing, dressing, etc. -Assist nursing staff with procedures as directed. -Assist with rehabilitation therapy, range of motion, and exercise activities. -Provide proper documentation of patient care. -Follow directives of RN and LPN involved in IPE patient care. -Sick Call Appointments/Scheduled Appointments/ Intake: -Vital sign and weight checks on all patients coming into sick call. -Gathering data and making observations about the health status of offenders coming to sick call. -Timely communication of the results of this data collection to the Licensed Nurse to ensure that offenders are well, safe and their health care continuous. -Carrying out planned approaches to patient care and performing common therapeutic nursing techniques. -Monitoring, managing and coordinating the delivery of health care and providing progress information. -Standby for all physical exams. -Assists with gynecological and infectious disease appointments and procedures. -Manages nursing practices specific to a female specialized health services system. -Proper labeling and filling out lab forms for obtained specimens from patients. -Clean and restock patient treatment rooms. -Key in nursing appointments. -Assist in Intake appointments and stocking the Intake room for all necessary possible procedures. -Assist in the Infirmary and TEC unit and assist with intakes of new offenders as needed. -Promote safety; be an active participant, be aware, be alert, act safely and make recommendations.


High School graduate or GED


Six months experience involving customer service in a health care setting or six months experience involving direct patient care.


A valid and current Washington State license to practice as a "Nursing Assistant-Certified"


A Basic Life Support certification

Supplemental Information:

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

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IT IS A REQUIREMENT TO: · Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references with your application. The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference 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. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not being considered for this position.


· Your answers to the supplemental questions MUST be supported by the work experience section in your application, or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the "Work Experience" section of your online application. You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) Meet the minimum qualifications of the job, and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions. Only complete applications will be considered. PLEASE BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND ATTACH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

· All DOC Employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders 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. Applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. · 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 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. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. 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 are 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.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please e-mail or call us at (253) 858-4691. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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