Licensed Practical Nurse 4 - SCCC

Washington Department of Corrections Aberdeen, WA

Licensed Practical Nurse 4 FULL TIME and On-Call Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse 4. There are FULL-TIME and On-Call positions available at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center.

0530-1400, Tuesday/Wednesday off 1300-2200, Wednesday/Thursday off

Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) is a 1,936-bed multi-custody facility located five miles west of Aberdeen, on the southern Washington Coast. There are seven living units for medium and minimum long-term custody offenders and an intensive management unit for maximum-custody offenders. The Health Services employees provide outpatient medical, dental and mental health care, and inpatient medical and dental care at SCCC. There is a wonderful mix of long term and acute care patients at this facility. It has been a center for treatment of infectious disease and a leader in the management and treatment of HCV.

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.

Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.


The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers service to promote health, foster healing, and support coping and adjustment to various health conditions. Health services are provided to individual patients, their families, groups of patients, the staff employed at the correctional facility and to the public at large. The Licensed Practical Nurse 4 supports the agency mission and vision by providing direct care and special clinic management services in: -Screening, accessing and evaluating offenders and the conditions where they live and work to ensure they are well, safe and their health care is continuous. -Responds to all other requests for healthcare attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate, and therapeutic manner. -Participates in monitoring, managing and coordinating the delivery of healthcare and providing progress information to the shift supervisor. -Assisting patients to improve their skills and ability to provide care for themselves and their family. -Teaching, counseling and providing health care information that improves quality health services and/or enhances safety or security.

Qualifications: Education:

Graduation from a school of Practical Nursing. Initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse.


Experience:Two years experience working as a licensed practical nurse. Certification by the American Heart Association in emergency first response. Indicates skill and ability to perform basic nursing skills Demonstrates nursing skill competency periodically as scheduled. Able to use the computer to enter schedule, monitor and track patient information, word process and communicate via email. NOTE: This posting may be filled as LPN2 which requires 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.

Supplemental Information:

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

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IMPORTANT NOTES: -Please include a minimum of three 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. -All Department of Corrections 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 Department of Corrections' employees. A baseline TB skin test is required prior to employment for all health care providers and those staff who supervise offenders. Testing is voluntary for all other employees. 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. -The Department of Corrections is 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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