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Licensed Practical Nurse 4

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2334837

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Licensed Practical Nurse 4 (LPN4)
Full Time- Permanent
Stafford Creek Correction Center (SCCC)
Aberdeen, WA
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN4) for the Stafford Creek Corrections Center located in Aberdeen, WA.  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

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!  Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the community, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individuals under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities. 
For additional information about our agency, please visit

Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) is a 1,936-bed multi-custody facility located five miles west of Aberdeen, on the southern Washington Coast. There are seven living units for medium and minimum long-term custody offenders and an intensive management unit for maximum-custody offenders.  The Health Services employees provide outpatient medical, dental and mental health care, and inpatient medical and dental care at SCCC. There is a wonderful mix of long term and acute care patients at this facility. It has been a center for treatment of infectious disease and a leader in the management and treatment of HCV.  SCCC is also the state's first tobacco-free facility for both staff and offenders.
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The Licensed Practical Nurse supports the Department's mission by leading 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 promoting offender wellness.
To be considered for this opportunity, please be sure to thoroughly complete your application. Attaching a resume will not substitute for a completed application.
Friday-Tuesday 1330-2200 (1:30p.m-10:00p.m) off Wednesday/Thursday.
Thursday-Monday 0530-1400 ( 5:30a.m-2:00p.m) off Tuesday/Wednesday 


The Licensed Practical Nurse 4 supports the agency mission and vision by providing direct care and special clinic management services in:
  • Screening, accessing and evaluating offenders and the conditions where they live and work to ensure they are well, safe and their health care is continuous.
  • Responds to all other requests for healthcare attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate, and therapeutic manner.
  • Participates in monitoring, managing and coordinating the delivery of healthcare and providing progress information to the shift supervisor.
  • Assisting patients to improve their skills and ability to provide care for themselves and their family.
  • Teaching, counseling and providing health care information that improves quality health services and/or enhances safety or 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 two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
** Note: Must have initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure.
  • Certification by the American Heart Association in emergency first response.
  • Indicates skill and ability to perform basic nursing skills
  • Demonstrates nursing skill competency periodically as scheduled.
  • Able to use the computer to enter schedule, monitor and track patient information, word process and communicate via email.

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.
  • This position may be included in a Union Shop.
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) 407-5748.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.