DSHS Nursing Care Consultant / RN

State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services - Tacoma, WA (30+ days ago)3.4


Description
This important role needs a Registered Nurse who is knowledgeable in the physiological disease process in relation to skilled nursing treatments for preventative health and maintenance.

Follow your passion for nursing beyond the bedside as a Nursing Care Consultant with the Developmental Disability Administration. We are looking for a task-focused nurse with a high level of integrity and compassion. You'll have a unique opportunity to combine your career, critical thinking, and coaching medical personnel to assist and care for medically intensive children. We are most interested in hiring a team member who is highly organized, flexible and a clear communicator. If this has caught your interest, you should consider applying.

You will work independently to ensure that clients receive appropriate quality services to meet their needs and recognize their capabilities and choices. You will review plans consisting of chronic and acute medical diagnoses and evaluate the need for potential skilled nursing needs to reduce negative outcomes. In this role, you will also establish and maintain effective relationships with multiple disciplines involved in nursing home care programs.

The duties of a Nursing Care Consultant are varied and challenging. The DDA NCCs provide evaluations of nursing services contracted by DSHS for both children with medically intensive support needs and adults with private duty nursing hours. They also investigate the alleged violation of nurse delegation rules in supported living agencies and provide technical assistance to providers of services for clients. NCCs have the opportunity to share their expertise with case resource managers and through health care trainings on an informal and formal basis.

Some of what you will do:
Complete Medically Intensive Children's Program reviews and recommend nursing hours and reevaluation time frames.
Critically review complex medical information for analytic review for further assessment, care, treatment planning and to assess for level of risk.
Complete Private Duty Nursing reviews and authorize hours paid.
Work with other agencies and community organizations toward better and more comprehensive and consistent health and overall care of our clients.
Conduct public presentations to a variety of audiences.
Consult, train, and work with regional DDA staff and providers about medical assessments, nursing issues, and disease information of medically high-risk clients.
Instruct others in developing individual patient care plans that meet their needs.
Participate in investigations, monitoring and technical assistance for Nurse Delegation.
Extensive travel will be part of the job and evening work may be necessary.
Attend team meetings, policy workgroups, trainings, conferences, and workshops to learn new nursing practices and principles on occasion.

The duties of a Nursing Care Consultant are varied and challenging. The DDA NCCs provide evaluations of nursing services contracted by DSHS for both children with medically intensive support needs and adults with private duty nursing hours. They also investigate the alleged violation of nurse delegation rules in supported living agencies and provide technical assistance to providers of services for clients. NCCs have the opportunity to share their expertise with case resource managers and through health care trainings on an informal and formal basis.

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What we are looking for:
RNs with prior work experience in providing analysis, evaluation and review for people with development disabilities should apply.
Additionally,
A valid Washington State license to practice as a registered nurse,
Professionals with a Master's degree in Nursing, and
Two years of experience in clinical or functional nursing.
Or
A valid Washington State license to practice as a registered nurse,
Professionals with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, and
Three years of RN experience in clinical or functional nursing.

Desired knowledge includes
Proficiency in computer and software use, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and healthcare tracking systems (DDA uses the CARE system)
Ability to understand and interpret the DSHS/DDA mission, program policies and procedures, WAC and other regulations to staff, clients, families, service providers

Interested? Please upload and attach a current resume and cover letter to your online application. Be sure that your application contains current contact information from at least three references.

Questions about this role may be directed via email to Doris Barret.
If you have questions about applying, email Recruiter, Jenny Bastrom or call at 360-725-5848 and reference 07485.

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 & 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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