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Nurse Manager, Kent, WA

Organization: Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care
Category: Nurse Management
Location: Kent, WA
Date Job Posted: November 2, 2021
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We’re invested: in our community’s future, and in yours.

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care is stepping up to meet King County’s mental health and substance use crisis. We invite you to join our team of caring, collaborative professionals who are changing how we deliver health services to the people who need us.

We are currently recruiting the following key position

The Recovery Place Kent Nurse Manager is responsible for managing the 24-hour nursing units (Evaluation and Treatment and Secure Withdrawal Management and Stabilization) to provide safe, efficient, and quality patient care. In meeting this responsibility, the Nurse Manager assists in the selection of unit nursing staff, schedules and supervises unit staff, and develops and implements unit programs to meet specific patient care needs. The Nurse Manager provides leadership to promote professional nursing practice, and further, provides administrative leadership through mentoring and training, participation in administrative decision-making processes, and support and development of policies and programs.

Essential Job Functions (this is not the job description in its entirety):

  • Ensure nursing practice compliance with state, county, federal regulations, as well as accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission.
  • Assign, direct, supervise, and evaluate nursing staff on the delivery of patient care.
  • Develop and oversee nursing workflows to ensure productivity, efficiency, and quality patient care.
  • Generate schedules for nursing staff to ensure adequate staffing for safe care of all admitted clients.
  • Order supplies and equipment and supervise the proper use and maintenance of facility equipment.
  • Interact with the public, county, state and federal agencies on behalf of the organization as part of the management and leadership team.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) required; Master’s degree in nursing, healthcare, business or related field desirable
  • Current license to practice nursing in Washington State


  • 1-2 years of nursing experience in a supervisory role
  • 3 years of nursing experience (psychiatric nursing or detox preferred)
  • Familiarity with WAC requirements, Joint Commission standards, and professional standards of mental health and substance use disorder treatment

Working Conditions

Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift to 25 pounds. May be exposed to office supply odors or vapors. Employee is sitting, most of the time. Employee is also required to stand, walk, type, bend, write, read, interpret and explain complex issues and speak on the telephone.

As a health care entity, the COVID 19 vaccination is required. New hire must provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays.

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $87,740.00 - $106,916.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Inpatient


  • 12 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:

  • As a health care entity, the COVID 19 vaccination is required. New hire must provide proof of vaccination upon hire.


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Supervising: 1 year (Required)


  • Registered Nurse License (Required)
  • BLS Certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

Please send resumes, cover letters, and applications to Human Resources:

Fax: (253) 661-8633
Mail: 325 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032

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