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DSHS ALTSA Community Nurse Field Manager

DSHS ALTSA  Community Nurse Field Manager

At the Department of Social & Health Services, “Transforming Lives” is our mission.

You’re passionate about safeguarding vulnerable individuals living in licensed and certified residential settings. You work well with staff, stakeholders, and the people we serve and understand the value of regulatory work. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to be a regulator and manage staff who regulate. Become proficient in the issues around long-term care and requirements.

Residential Care Services (RCS), in support of our Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, is seeking a Community Nurse Field Manager to oversee and supervise the work of the unit, ensuring that efficient and effective measurable and clinical outcomes are met in accordance with the state and federal guidelines.

You'll facilitate a smooth transition to the Adult Family Home program-specific team by integrating team members from two duty stations into one team and creating a strong communication system to manage field staff.
Some of what you'll do:
  • Direct, support and refine the staff's critical analysis, improve planning and execution of timely inspections, writing of reports and investigate findings to ensure a solid legal basis to prevail at hearings and informal dispute resolution processes.
  • Recommend, execute, evaluate, and monitor critical aspects of key standard regional operating principles, policies, and procedures in accordance with the state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate and coordinate the RCS programs with the other divisions within ALTSA, long-term care providers, stakeholders, advocates, the Assistant Attorney General's Office, and other state agencies.
  • Develop strong knowledge and depth of intent of Adult Family Home regulations.
  • Ensure inspections, complaint investigations, and other department activities conducted accurately and timely in accordance with state and federal requirements.
  • Responsible for managing and supervising a unit within an assigned geographic region and provide clear and effective communications with individuals and groups within and outside of the organization.

We’re looking for an experienced leader who takes initiative. A leader with experience using plain-talk principles to explain complex laws, rules, and policies to diverse audiences can navigate effectively to achieve desired outcomes, and confidently make decisions and recommendations. 
If this speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!
Who should apply?

Nursing professionals with valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Nursing and at a minimum of three years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultant, or teaching capacity OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a minimum of five years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultant, or teaching capacity.

  • Demonstrated experience in nursing practice
  • Experience in supervision and management of professional staff.
  • Experience in working with the vulnerable adult population.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and monitoring of social and health service program
  • Knowledge of geriatrics, developmental disabilities, and mental illness.
  • Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary management team in a positive and professional manner and maintain an objective, professional and respectful demeanor with difficult persons or during challenging events.
  • Demonstrate an extensive understanding of state and federal regulations, policy and procedures, and interpretations pertaining to nursing homes, adult family homes, and boarding homes. 
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal law and professional regulations related to abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.

Completed applications will include the following:
  • Current chronological resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Three professional references along with their current contact information

Questions contact the recruiter Tracie Kidd at 360-628-7870, or email and reference #04262

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