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Licensed Practical Nurse 2 - AHCC

at State of Washington

Posted: 8/23/2019
Job Reference #: 2356184

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Licensed Practical Nurse 2 (LPN2)
Various Shifts 
Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)
Airway Heights, WA

Are you highly motivated and looking to be part of a team that makes a significant difference in the lives of others? Join our team at the Department of Corrections (DOC) as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Airway Heights Correctional Center.

Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our Health Services Division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition!

The Licensed Practical Nurse supports the Department's mission by assisting others in the delivery of nursing services that promote health, foster healing, and support coping and adjusting to various health conditions. This position also supports the mission of the Health Services division by providing necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and providing necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and promoting wellness of incarcerated individuals.
While you are focused on supporting incarcerated individuals, our team will be focused on supporting you. As a member of our team, you will not only have access to a generous benefits package to support you and your family, but you will also be joining a team of tenured nurses. By joining our team, you will not only have job security and stability, but will have the opportunity for career advancement and personal growth.

Our team is dedicated to aiding in employee career growth. Once you are a part of our team, we strive to guide you and grow your skill set in order to advance your career with us. In 2018 alone, Washington's state workforce completed 5,358 promotions, the equivalent of 8% of our employees.
Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the community, or an administrative office, as a member of the DOC team, you will experience a high degree of personal reward knowing that your efforts are creating an environment in which individuals under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) is a 2000 bed male facility located approximately 10 miles west of Spokane. The prison consists of a main facility that houses medium- and long-term minimum-custody incarcerated individuals. A separate perimeter adjacent to the main facility accommodates a minimum-security unit for incarcerated individuals with minimum-custody or lower. This facility is in the process of becoming a total therapeutic community. Join our team to have a true impact on the lives of these individuals, and to feel fulfilled by your contribution to our larger purpose of improving public safety.
We would be honored to have you join our team! For additional information about our agency, please visit

Under general supervision, our Licensed Practical Nurse provides practical nursing care and treatment services in a prison facility.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, please be sure to thoroughly complete your application.  Attaching a resume will not substitute for a completed application.



Duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Screening, assessing, and evaluating offenders and the conditions where they live and work to ensure that they are well, safe and their health care continuous.
  • Collaborates and triages with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop comprehensive plans to provide continuity of care.
  • Delivers services which promote health, foster healing and support coping and adjustment to various health conditions.
  • Planning transition, making referrals and arranging follow-up when patients transfer or return to the community.
  • Assisting patients to improve their skill and ability to provide care for themselves and their family.
  • Counseling, consulting, teaching, advising, and providing health information that improves quality of health services and/or enhances safety and security.

The On-Call pool provides coverage in cases of extended vacation, illness, training, and other leaves of absence. On-call/intermittent staff is expected to:
  • Be available to work all shifts (day, swing and graveyard) including weekends and holidays.
  • Be willing to work a minimum of 10 shifts per month.
  • Provide written availability by the 10th of each month for the following month's coverage.
  • Be willing to complete six-weeks of full time, paid training at the Correctional Worker Core Academy, provided by the Department of Corrections.


Valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (or the ability to obtain), AND one year experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
** Note: Must have initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit
  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.  Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360)-790-6965.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.