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King County: Registered Nurse – Juvenile- Career Service And/Or Short Term Temporary

King County

This is a Part-time position in Meridian, WA posted August 5, 2021.

JOBAs the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world.

It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement.

With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income.

All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.ABOUT THE POSITION: Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is accepting applications for a Career Service Part-Time and Short-Term Temporary Registered Nurses who have an interest working with our Community’s youth in a detention setting.

This position will be used to fill all needs.Individuals that fill short-term temporary positions are employees that are not eligible for benefits and do not gain status in the regular career service.

Short-term temporary employees are only approved to work a total of 910 hours in a calendar year.SUMMARY OF PRACTICE: Working in a detention setting is a highly specialized field within nursing that involves caring for the medical needs of juveniles.

Nurses operate their practice within the detention centers and perform many of the same tasks as nursing professionals who work in traditional medical settings.

They strive to provide compassionate and competent health care to the vulnerable populations of the county through assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions.

Detention nurses have more autonomy than other nursing specialties since the work environment consists of a compact staff and accessibility to fewer resources.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESProvide nursing assessments and interventions including; medical, dental and psychiatric screening and triage with patients; obtain health history, chief complaint; conduct drug and alcohol withdrawal assessments; patient care planning; evaluation and medical care coordination; carry out prescribed treatments; collect specimens as needed; administer medications and vaccinations; monitor and document treatment progress and patient response.Provide mental health services, as a member of an interdisciplinary team, to patients with emotional, behavioral, cognitive and social impairments.Refer to or consult with other health providers in person and on the phone.Follow established Public Health medical records policies and procedures and the State and Federal laws that govern the release of health care information.Establish relationships with individuals to promote interactive problem solving and provide patient education.Delegate as allowed under the Nurse Practice Act.Participate and assist in the training and orientation of new health care employees and students.Provide for clinic maintenance of supplies and equipment; maintains a safe environment according to standards of (OSHA/WISHA).Provide patient care based upon practice guidelines, community standards of care, and Federal and State laws and regulations.Respond to emergencies throughout the facility; injury and illness; performs CPR when needed.Maintain professional competence by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning, attending continuing education offerings, reading professional literature, and engaging in other activities which develop new knowledge and skills.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:An active and unencumbered Washington State Registered Nurse license in good standing.Associate’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.Documentation of current BLS-CPR for Health Care Providers.

CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.Willing to provide options counselingWashington state driver’s license or ability to travel to sites within the county.MOST COMPETITIVE QUALIFICATIONS:Experience working in a correctional or locked facility.Experience in ER, Psych, Med-Surg, Ambulatory Care or Substance Abuse.Experience working with adolescents.One (1) year or more of nursing experience in a relevant area.Bilingual and/or biculturalDemonstrated experience conducting physical and mental health assessments.Demonstrated ability to initiate appropriate crisis intervention and emergency response.Demonstrated ability to maintain professional working relationshipsDemonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and cultures.Demonstrated ability to engage clients in a care plan.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to improve patient outcomes.Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and web-based enabled tools.NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:An offer of short-term temporary employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam (should be able to lift 25 pounds, move quickly up and down stairs, and crouch/bend to perform CPR).Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on timeSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONWHO MAY APPLY: This opportunity is open to all qualified applicants.

This recruitment may be used to fill current and/or future needs.HOW TO APPLY: Completion of the entire King County application and supplemental questionnaire is required.

Resumes or letter of interest alone will not substitute for a full application.

Online applications are preferred.

For assistance with the online application process, please contact NEOGOV Customer Support toll free at: 1-877-204-4442 (Governmentjobs.Com customer support).REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:King County applicationCover letter detailing how your background prepares you to perform the duties of this positionResponses to supplemental questionsWORK LOCATION:King County Juvenile Detention Center, 1211 E.

Alder, Seattle, WA, 98122.

The individual selected for this short-term temporary position will work within the secure perimeter of the juvenile detention facility.WORK SCHEDULE:The Short Term Temporary hours vary based on operational need.Part-Time Career Service: Friday/Saturday 3 p.M.-11 p.M.

and every other Monday 11 a.M.

7 p.M.DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Questions regarding this announcement or position may be directed to: Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at amy.curtis@kingcounty.govspecial REQUIREMENTS: The individual selected for this position will be required to complete a thorough background investigation process, including fingerprinting, criminal history check, medical physical, and reference checks.

A valid Washington State Driver’s License or alternate ability to travel around the county is required by time of hire.DAJD SELECTION STANDARDS:The selection standards regarding drug and criminal history for Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention are available on our website.

https://www.Kingcounty.Gov/depts/jails/jobs.AspxThe individuals hired into these positions will be required to adhere to the policies of the Department of Juvenile and Adult Detention (in addition to those of the Public Health Department) in meeting and maintaining the standards required for continued access to the facility as well as other standards related to conduct.Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.UNION AFFILIATION: Positions in this classification are represented by the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).PREA Notification: The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders.

PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution; Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or, Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.Additionally, PREA standards require that the department consider any incidents of sexual harassment involving an inmate or detainee in determining whether or not to hire or promote anyone.

The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R.

Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions.Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State’s best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.Guided by our ” True North”, weare making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.

We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce.

To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity.

Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that sharesand will help advance our guiding principles we are one team; we solve problems;we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards.

We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) EmployerNo person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.To ApplyIf you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.

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