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DSHS ESH Nursing Assistant - Mental Health Technician, Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA

Organization: Eastern State Hospital
Category: Nursing Assistant
Location: Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA
Date Job Posted: September 10, 2021
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DSHS ESH Nursing Assistant / MHT

Salary $17.63 - $22.91 Hourly
Location Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA
Job Type Various Job Types
Department Dept. of Social and Health Services
Job Number 2021-09480
Closing 9/30/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Mental Health Technician 1

Eastern State Hospital is expanding! If you are ready to work as a nursing assistant and devoted to providing inpatient care to people seeking recovery from behavioral health issues, consider this exciting opportunity. Eastern State Hospital is seeking committed Mental Health Technicians with a desire to learn the healthcare field supporting our Registered Nurses.

In this role, you will make real, lasting differences in the lives of our patients. See yourself in our bold, new vision of public service!

We currently have opportunities for on-call, day, evening, and night employment. Evening shift is 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Nightshift is 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. These shifts include a $1.00/hr shift differential in addition to base pay.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Provide nursing care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse
  • Following hospital, state, and federal regulatory standards, policies, and procedures deliver care per individual treatment plan
  • Provide for patient safety and comfort through attention to basic needs and activities
  • De-escalate patients as needed
  • Recognize situations to safely deescalate patients utilizing assistance from support team
  • Move and transfer patients, escort and transport patients
  • Communicate information to RNs regarding changes of condition and clinical information

Who should apply?

  • Professionals who have a high school diploma or GED and registration as a nursing assistant (NAR)
  • CNA preferred
  • Ability to provide accurate and clear communication in a calm, non-threatening manner
  • Proficiency in operation of computers, copy machines, metal detectors, and patient lifting equipment
  • Flexibility to adjust scheduled hours of work to meet the hospital's workload demands

Interested? Apply online today. Choose your available shifts under the Supplemental Question section. Evening and Nightshifts include a shift differential in addition to the standard compensation rate.

Questions? Email Jenny at or call 360-725-5848; reference 09480.

NOTE: Per Governor Inslees’ Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. 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.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services 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) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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