DSHS ESH Psychiatric Security Nurse

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 conditions 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.  

Opportunities performed on site at this work location at least three days a week may be eligible for an additional 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary. 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?

  • Possession of a current Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse 

Condition of employment: Completion of safety training within 30 days of hire 

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.

Questions? Please contact Sharon.sterling@dshs.wa.gov or call the main recruitment line at 360-725-5810 and reference 01077.

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.

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