DSHS ESH Registered Nurse Supervisor

February 15, 2023
Application ends: January 1, 2025

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Registered Nurse 3 – Nurse Supervisor
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.

Hiring Bonus
$2,000 ($500 following successful completion of new employee orientation; $500 after probation period; $1,000 after 1 year following probation period). Incentive is prorated for part-time employment. Incentive applies to RN’s new to state employment. Minimum 6-month break in service for returning employees to qualify for incentive.

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, 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 2 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.

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

Questions about this opportunity? Please contact me at elly.price@dshs.wa.gov and reference job #01433.

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.

NOTE: Employees of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your vaccine status. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available once an offer of employment is made.


Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the job. 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.