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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: October 9, 2021
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DSHS ESH Mental Health Technician 1

Salary $3,067.00 - $3,987.00 Monthly
Location Spokane County - Medical Lake, WA
Job Type Various Job Types
Department Dept. of Social and Health Services
Job Number 2021-11033
Closing 10/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


DSHS ESH Mental Health Technician 1 - Nursing Assistant

If you are ready to put your registration as a Nursing Assistant to work and desire to provide care to patients with psychiatric and physical illnesses, consider this exciting opportunity!

Eastern State Hospital is seeking motivated Nursing Assistants to help people experiencing mental health issues. In this role, you will make real, lasting differences in the lives of our patients. We have day, evening, night and on-call shifts available to fit your schedule. Come join our team!

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
  • Follow all hospital, state, and federal regulatory standards, policies, and procedures
  • De-escalate patients as needed
  • Communicate information to Registered Nurses regarding changes of condition and clinical information
  • Escort and transport patients

What we are looking for:

  • Experience working in a patient care environment
  • Ability to communicate with management, peers, clients, and the public
  • Proficiency in the operation of the following equipment: computer, copy machine, metal detector, and patient lifting equipment
  • Ability to adjust scheduled hours of work to meet the hospital's workload demands
  • Willingness to work with patients who have behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, social, medical, and/or correctional problems, and who may exhibit inappropriate non-compliant and/or aggressive behavior

Who should apply?

  • Professionals who have a high school diploma or GED and current Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) or Nursing Assistant Registration (NAR) is required.
  • Information regarding NAR and NAC with the State of Washington can be found here.

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.

Questions about this opportunity? Please contact Morgan Daggi via email and reference job number 11033.

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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