Registered Nurse 2 -WCCW

Washington Department of Corrections Gig Harbor, WA

Registered Nurse 2 (RN2) ON-CALL Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) Gig Harbor, WA

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Registered Nurse at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) located in Gig Harbor, WA. This announcement is for On Call positions, but may be used to fill full time vacancies as they occur.

The Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) is an 800 bed all custody level facility located close to Gig Harbor just across Puget Sound from Tacoma. The facility is laid out campus style with separate buildings for each of the major functions and programs. The facility also operates a program for mothers to live with their children until they are two years old. This facility has just completed the design and building of a new health care building that will increase capacity to provide a greater range of services to women on site.


The registered nurse delivers services which promote health, foster healing, support coping and adjustment to various health conditions. Nursing services are provided to individual patients, their families, groups of patients, the staff employed at a correctional facility and to the public at large. The Registered Nurse 2 serves as a lead worker and supports the agency mission and vision by:

-Screening, assessing, and evaluating offenders and the conditions where they live and work to ensure that they are well, safe and their health care continuous. -Responding to all other requests for health care attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate and therapeutic manner. -Delegating and supervising work, monitoring, managing, coordinating, and delivering health care. -Planning transition, making referrals and arranging follow-up when patients transfer or return to the community. -Assisting patients to improve their skill and ability to provide care for themselves and their family. -Counseling, consulting, teaching, advising, and providing health information that improves quality of health services and/or enhances safety and security.

The vision of the Department is: "We create environments in which all offenders learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society."

The mission of Health Services is: "To provide necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and promote wellness in preparation for return to the community."

The On-Call staff provides coverage in cases of extended vacation, illness, training, and other leaves of absence. On-call/intermittent staff is 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 20th of each month for the following month's coverage. -Be willing to complete a paid six-week correctional worker core training.


The ability to obtain a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse prior to employment;

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing;


One year experience working as a Registered Nurse.

** Note: Must have initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Supplemental Information:

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

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-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. -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, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, 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 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.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 407-5741. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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