US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services
DSHS ESH Psychiatric Security Nurse
We are building our team of LPN staff who have experience caring for people that have behavioral health conditions. The Psychiatric Security Nurse provides licensed practical nursing (LPN) care and safety oversight within the forensics unit of the treatment facility, Eastern State Hospital. Our patients are people with serious or long-term behavioral health issues who count on us as they work toward healing and growth. Currently, we have multiple PSN scheduling opportunities including day, swing, and night shift, full-time or on-call.
Through your great communication skills, you will develop long-term therapeutic relationships with patients. If the situation arises, you will safely and therapeutically intervene with patients utilizing assistance from your support team.
$1,700 bonus ($850 after probation period; $850 after 1 year post-probation period). Bonus is prorated for part-time employment. Minimum 6 month break in service for returning employees to qualify for bonus.
Evening and Night shifts include a shift differential in addition to the standard compensation rate.
What you will do in this job:
- Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, you’ll provide direct skilled nursing care to adults experiencing behavioral health issues
- Participate in the treatment planning, administer medication, as well as implement and chart treatment interventions
- Be a patient advocate for health maintenance and clinical care by monitoring conditions that may be detrimental to the care and treatment of your patients
Who should apply?
Professionals with a valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse or the ability to obtain a valid license before employment.
One year of experience in caring for patients or residents in a hospital, school, or other treatment facilities.
Want to know more about Eastern State Hospital? 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.
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.
Note: 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 email Leah.Brandenburg@dshs.wa.gov and reference 01436.