DSHS ESH Registered Nurse 2

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

Registered Nurse 2


Eastern State Hospital is expanding! Come join our team.

We are offering full-time and part-time, all shifts, on-call, and 12-hour shifts. Evening shift and night shift RNs will receive supplemental pay.


Eastern State Hospital values our nursing staff and understands how important they are to our patients, their families, and our facility. We are seeking nurses who are compassionate working with psychiatric patients and support them on their road to recovery. We offer a rewarding career with excellent benefits and a pension plan. You may qualify for reallocation reimbursement assistance. 

Opportunities performed onsite 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.  

Who we are:
We are currently seeking Registered Nurses for our Geropsychiatric Unit (GPU), Adult Psychiatric Unit, and Forensic Services Unit.  Click here to learn more about these units.

Want to know more about Eastern State Hospital? Click on the videos below to meet staff, take a virtual tour, and explore your career.


Some of what you’ll do:

  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of patient care
  • Educate patients on social skills, functional skill development, and medications.
  • Monitor patients’ behavior and if needed, de-escalate high-risk situations
  • Participate in the management of psychiatric and medical emergencies
  • Assess and evaluate patients who have behavioral health issues and chart significant changes in the patient’s condition
  • Administer medications and treatments
  • Produce care plans and risk assessments for your patients


We are most interested in applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State license or compact RN license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

Questions? Please contact alex.baclaan@dshs.wa.gov and reference job number 05213.

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 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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