DSHS CSTC Registered Nurse 2

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

DSHS BHA CSTC Registered Nurse 2

Consider using your Registered Nurse license to empower children and teens on their road to recovery and fulfilled life.  You will provide nursing services to residents of the new 18-bed San Juan Cottage*; one of CSTC’s programs for ages 15-17 at DSHS’s Child Study and Treatment Center.  
We are hiring for all shifts at this new cottage, as well as specific shifts at Orcas, Ketron, and Camano Cottages. You will receive an excellent benefits package that rivals any employer in Washington State, a rewarding career, and exciting opportunities to learn and grow. Shift information is available within the Supplemental Questions. Apply today and be part of a dedicated team whose knowledge, skills, and compassionate care help Transform Lives!

Want to know more about the Child Study and Treatment Center?  Click on the videos below to meet staff, take a tour, and explore your career.  To learn more about DSHS, go to www.dshs.wa.gov.

Hiring Bonus
$2,000 ($500 following successful completion of new employee orientation; $500 after probation period; $1,000 after 1 year following probation period). Incentive is prorated for part-time employment. Incentive applies to RN’s new to state employment. Minimum 6 month break in service for returning employees to qualify for incentive.

Some of what you will do: 

  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of all patient care provided
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments
  • Educate patients and families regarding medication, treatment plans, behavior interventions, and cottage programs
  • Report and document significant changes in patient condition
  • Monitor patients’ safety and initiate interventions to prevent harm
  • Transport and accompany patients off-campus for specialty medical care

What we’re looking for

  • Professionals with a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse or is the ability to obtain a valid Washington State license by start of employment
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), preferred but not required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPR certification

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Work with children or adolescents and their families
  • Values collaboration to provide solutions and demonstrates excellent communication

What do Psychiatric RNs Do?   

*Patients live in one of 4 cottages determined by age where they have individual bedrooms and a shared day area. Each cottage has its own kitchen and dining room. Admissions are due to forensic issues or CLIP referral. Behavioral characteristics of San Juan youth will include suicidal and para-suicidal behavior, aggression, interpersonal disorder, emotional instability, impulsivity, identity confusion, psychotic behavior, and in some cases an inability to manage basic self-care needs.  The focus of the program is to provide extended behavioral health treatment in order to help youth develop the skills necessary for them to return successfully to their families and communities.  The use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy addresses many of the core issues of our client population and serves as the primary theoretical orientation underlying the San Juan cottage program. Information on additional cottages and age groups are available here.

Evening and Night shifts include a shift differential in addition to the standard compensation rate.  

Free ORCA cards are available for Pierce County employees. 

This advertisement has been reopened to allow additional qualified people to apply. If you have already applied for this job, you do not need to apply again–your status remains unchanged.
Apply online today. Choose your available shifts under the Supplemental Question section. Evening and Night shifts include a shift differential in addition to the standard compensation rate.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. 
Employees of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your vaccine status. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available once an offer of employment is made.  

Questions?  Please contact adrian.alegria@dshs.wa.gov and reference job number 01426.

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