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WDVA Director of Nursing, Full Time - Permanent, Washington Soldiers Home

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WDVA Director of Nursing, Full Time - Permanent, Washington Soldiers Home   

JOB TITLE:

WDVA Director of Nursing, Full Time - Permanent, Washington Soldiers Home

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Orting Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

Director of Nursing Services
Washington Soldiers Home


Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity! We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our Director of Nursing Position, here at the historic Washington Soldiers Home! This is a Full Time, Permanent position!

Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of Serving Those Who Served.
As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness.
In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla.
These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star Families.

We are looking for a Director of Nursing Services for our Washington Soldiers Home.
In this position, you will be promoting quality care of our veteran residents through open communication, participative leadership, and educated decision making.
Managing the nursing services of this home encompasses being an empathetic leader to our employees and residents, and assuring that through direct supervision and program management, we are successful in meeting individual and medical standards of care.
Additionally, you will be working cooperatively with the facilitys Medical Director, other Homes across the state, our Central office, and other outside service and treatment providers.
If you are looking for rewarding and challenging work, apply today to join our team!

Duties



Some of what you will be doing:


  • The Director of Nursing position is responsible for planning, organization, direction, supervision and evaluation of all nursing services provided in a skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living home.
  • Manage, plan, lead, and organize the nursing services of the Washington Soldiers Home which provides 3 levels of nursing care to residents of the home.
  • Directs, supervises, coaches, and mentors nursing personnel and is responsible for developing, organizing, and evaluating nursing care program.
  • Ensures compliance and training needs through programs, such as utilization review, quality assurance, infection control and medication error review.
  • Together with the medical staff and representatives of other disciplines, plans for needs and improvements of nursing and health care programs and their evaluation.
*Full Position Description available upon request*

Qualifications

Required:
Required Qualifications:

  • Must currently hold a valid Registered Nursing licensing in the State of Washington.
  • Possess an unencumbered Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  • Strong leadership skills with 5 years management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a DNS.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Five years documented experience in long term care to include supervision and management.
  • Five years documented experience in nursing practice, supervision and management of professional staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and monitoring of social and health service programs and working with vulnerable adults in a medical community.
  • Knowledge of geriatrics, developmental disabilities, and mental illness.
  • Ability to manage and direct nurses in the work unit, and make key decisions regarding actions and processes followed regarding quality of care and life issues.
  • Demonstrate an extensive understanding of state and federal regulations, and interpretations pertaining to nursing homes and specific to the Veterans Administration.
  • Be familiar with the civil and criminal law and professional regulations related to abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Professional nursing principles and techniques.
  • Mental health concepts.
  • Geriatric nursing standards.
  • Infection control and quality assurance.
  • Medical records management.
  • Physical and occupational therapy.
  • Safety and regulatory guidelines and compliance.
  • Principles of management, staff development and training.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of labor relations, civil service, and personnel administration.
  • Effective communication through various mediums and to a wide audience.
  • Problem solving skills in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges
  • Ability to understand and apply organization theories and practices in the administration of policies, practices, programs, and communications.

Supplemental Information

Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position.
Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.


Please include the following documents with your application:
1.
A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.

2.
A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.


Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:


  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will 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 position.
  • Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application.
Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.
For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.
wa.
gov.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

Here at YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs our employees come from all walks of life.
We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency.
Having a diverse workforce is this agencys greatest resource of strength and knowledge.
It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183.
TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact us at recruiters@dva.
wa.
gov
.

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

142000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707362121-0314c9fb991405027cbf0cf9694d4151

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Orting

Job Origin:

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Description

Director of Nursing Services
Washington Soldiers Home


Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity! We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our Director of Nursing Position, here at the historic Washington Soldiers Home! This is a Full Time, Permanent position!

Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of Serving Those Who Served. As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness. In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla. These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star Families.

We are looking for a Director of Nursing Services for our Washington Soldiers Home. In this position, you will be promoting quality care of our veteran residents through open communication, participative leadership, and educated decision making. Managing the nursing services of this home encompasses being an empathetic leader to our employees and residents, and assuring that through direct supervision and program management, we are successful in meeting individual and medical standards of care. Additionally, you will be working cooperatively with the facilitys Medical Director, other Homes across the state, our Central office, and other outside service and treatment providers. If you are looking for rewarding and challenging work, apply today to join our team!

Duties



Some of what you will be doing:


  • The Director of Nursing position is responsible for planning, organization, direction, supervision and evaluation of all nursing services provided in a skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living home.
  • Manage, plan, lead, and organize the nursing services of the Washington Soldiers Home which provides 3 levels of nursing care to residents of the home.
  • Directs, supervises, coaches, and mentors nursing personnel and is responsible for developing, organizing, and evaluating nursing care program.
  • Ensures compliance and training needs through programs, such as utilization review, quality assurance, infection control and medication error review.
  • Together with the medical staff and representatives of other disciplines, plans for needs and improvements of nursing and health care programs and their evaluation.
*Full Position Description available upon request*

Qualifications

Required:
Required Qualifications:

  • Must currently hold a valid Registered Nursing licensing in the State of Washington.
  • Possess an unencumbered Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  • Strong leadership skills with 5 years management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a DNS.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Five years documented experience in long term care to include supervision and management.
  • Five years documented experience in nursing practice, supervision and management of professional staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and monitoring of social and health service programs and working with vulnerable adults in a medical community.
  • Knowledge of geriatrics, developmental disabilities, and mental illness.
  • Ability to manage and direct nurses in the work unit, and make key decisions regarding actions and processes followed regarding quality of care and life issues.
  • Demonstrate an extensive understanding of state and federal regulations, and interpretations pertaining to nursing homes and specific to the Veterans Administration.
  • Be familiar with the civil and criminal law and professional regulations related to abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Professional nursing principles and techniques.
  • Mental health concepts.
  • Geriatric nursing standards.
  • Infection control and quality assurance.
  • Medical records management.
  • Physical and occupational therapy.
  • Safety and regulatory guidelines and compliance.
  • Principles of management, staff development and training.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of labor relations, civil service, and personnel administration.
  • Effective communication through various mediums and to a wide audience.
  • Problem solving skills in developing solutions for unanticipated issues and challenges
  • Ability to understand and apply organization theories and practices in the administration of policies, practices, programs, and communications.

Supplemental Information

Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:


  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will 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 position.
  • Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.wa.gov.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

Here at YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs our employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agencys greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact us at recruiters@dva.wa.gov.


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