Washington State DSHS Licensed Practical Nurse 4 in Lakewood, Washington


The Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center is seeking a LPN4 to join our team on C7 Ward swing shift.

Positive, long-term changes are occurring every day at WSH where patient care is our number one priority. We want to hire a committed and caring LPN4 who has reverence for life and a heart for helping patients suffering from mental illnesses. With enthusiasm, dedication and compassion, WSH staff works with patients to celebrate even the little victories. If you seek to use your mind and your heart to improve lives on a daily basis, come join our team.

Some of what you'll be doing:

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse 3 (RN3), you'll work as a lead worker assisting with providing nursing care, administering medication, transcribing orders from the Physician and observing changes in the patient's condition.

You'll be part of a multi-disciplinary ward team.

You'll ensure that License Practical Nurses (LPN) are educated and trained in Pyxis and MediMAR as super-users.

You'll train Mental Health Technicians 1 (MHT1) in the area of nursing care delivery and the use of patient care equipment.

Part of your responsibilities include providing direct nursing care on a ward intervening with patients that are exhibiting risk behaviors.

If the situation arises, you'll safely, physically, and therapeutically intervene with patients utilizing the assistance from the supporting team.

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

A valid Washington State license to practice in as a Licensed Practical Nurse or are able to obtain a valid Washington State license *and * two years' experience as a LPN.

Interested? Please complete the application and provide a chronological resume describing your education and work history.

*Who We Are: * To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in our mission of transforming lives click HERE.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Dicus at Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov. or 360-890-5962.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5824. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


Salary: $3,721.00 - $4,879.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2017-05261

Closing: 8/24/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov