DSHS ESH Registered Nurse 3

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

DSHS ESH Registered Nurse 3 

The Nurse Supervisors that we are looking for will demonstrate compassionate patient care, a strong work ethic, and consistently display good judgment to provide supportive leadership on the ward they will supervise. The key to your success will be your ability to communicate with clarity to the team you supervise and your interactions with staff.
We are excited to have RNs join our team at Eastern State Hospital in leadership roles. ESH Nurse Supervisors serve in a role that provides services that empower people, instill hope, and support self-discovery and independence.    


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.

What’s in it for you? 
This is a great opportunity if you are seeking an excellent benefits package, a rewarding career, and exciting chances to learn and grow. As a Nurse Supervisor at ESH, you are encouraged to use your leadership capabilities, impact patient care within the multidisciplinary team, and take advantage of learning best practices from our teambuilding initiatives training.  

Some of what you’ll do:   

  • Supervise, educate, coach, and mentor nursing staff, and foster a caring environment that respects our patients’ dignity
  • Lead and manage nursing care on your ward and shift, including administering medications and treatments
  • Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team to maintain a high quality of nursing care for people being treated for behavioral health conditions
  • Collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team that plans, delivers, and evaluates all patient care provided
  • Respond in a lead role in case of a health emergency and therapeutically intervene to de-escalate patients’ behavior 


Who should apply? 
A Registered Nurse with a valid Washington State RN license or the ability to obtain one by the start of employment AND two years of professional nursing experience.
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.

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. 


Questions about this opportunity?  Please contact audrey.adams@dshs.wa.gov and reference job number 05212.  

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