Registered Nurse 3 - WSP - Infection Control Nurse

Washington Department of Corrections Walla Walla, WA

Registered Nurse 3 (RN3) Washington State Penitentiary Walla Walla, WA

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Registered Nurse 3 (Nursing Supervisor) for the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) located in Walla Walla, WA.


The hours for this position are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday off.

Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) is a 2400 bed facility with all levels of custody for men. It is located just outside the city, farms, and vineyards of Walla Walla. Four separate facilities exist within the institution, each of which houses a different custody level of offender.


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.

Duties:

This position manages the Infection Control Program in an adult correctional facility and is responsible for the following: -Coordinate the isolation and treatment of communicable/infectious diseases. -Oversee annual TB testing of all inmates. -Coordinate annual influenza vaccinations -Conducts source person testing for occupational exposures to blood and/or body fluids. -Monitors and administers the inmate Hepatitis C program and coordinates treatment, medical assessments and provides inmate education. -Coordinates administration of Hepatitis A and B vaccines. -Network with Department of Health, CDC, EPA and other regulatory agencies. -Assures compliance with ACA/Operations Inspection standards covering Communicable Disease and -the Infection Control Program.


Qualifications:

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


AND

Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse which includes: experience as a shift charge nurse or another position which included assignment of tasks and supervision of other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care. Additional work experience as a Registered Nurse 2 is highly desirable for most RN 3 positions.


The ideal candidate will also have:

Prior experience as an Infection Control Nurse APIC Certification in Infection Control (or equivalent).

Supplemental Information:

The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.


For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


IMPORTANT NOTES:


-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 [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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