Licensed Practical Nurse 2 - WCCW

Washington Department of Corrections Gig Harbor, WA

Licensed Practical Nurse 2 (LPN2) On Call / Intermittent Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) Gig Harbor, WA

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse 2 at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) located in Gig Harbor, WA. This posting may also be used to fill full time positions if they become vacant during this posting period.

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.


Under general supervision, on an assigned shift, and as an experienced licensed practical nurse, provides practical nursing care and treatment services in a facility including: -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; -Collaborates and triages with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop comprehensive plans to provide continuity of care; -Delivers services which promote health, foster healing and support coping and adjustment to various health conditions; -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 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.


Valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (or the ability to obtain), AND one year experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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

Department of Corrections Core Competencies for All Employees: Safety Treats Others with Respect and Courtesy, Dependability, Accountability, Judgment and Problem Solving, Leadership, Communication, Relationship Building, and Ethics and Integrity.

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, 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 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 [email protected] 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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