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Registered Nurse 3 - Quality Improvement in Monroe, WA

Washington State Department of Corrections
United States, Washington, Monroe
July 04, 2022
$88,908.00 - $145,692.00 Annually
Snohomish County - Monroe, WA
Job Type
Full Time - Permanent
Remote Employment
Dept. of Corrections
Job Number


Registered Nurse 3 (RN3)
- Quality Improvement Nurse
Monroe, WA
The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a
highly qualified individual for Quality Improvement Nurse (RN3) position at our
onroe Correctional Center located in Monroe, WA. This is a day shift
hours are 0800-1630, Monday-Friday. This position is open to flexible work hours and eligible for some telework. Alternate work schedules would need to be reviewed and approved by the supervisor.

DOC Health Services Division is undergoing a transformative change in the delivery of care to its patients. The Quality Improvement nurse will be a specialized resource for clinical teams who are responsible to advance and promote continuous improvement of the safety, effectiveness, timeliness, efficiency, equity, and patient-centeredness of health services provided.

For additional information, visit our website at

Apply today via the 'Apply' button above!

In addition to your online application, please attach the following:

  • Current resume/CV.
  • And a cover letter describing how you gained the quality improvement experience.
  • And provide a work sample of a Root Cause Analysis, that you have done
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.


Under the direction of the Deputy Chief Quality Officer, the QI Nurse integrates with facility teams to reduce safety risks to patients by analyzing root causes of error and system gaps, and developing, implementing, and monitoring sustainable solutions. They support clinic teams in standardized daily management practices proven to enhance safe patient care, while allowing for patient-centered adaptations at individual sites where needed. The QI Nurse bridges work done by front-line clinical teams with quality standards and initiatives for improvement informed by statewide Continuous Quality Improvement Plan program efforts.

  • Works collaboratively with medical, nursing, dental, mental health, and administrative leadership across clinical departments to carry out quality improvement activities under the Continuous Quality Improvement Program (CQIP).
  • Performs clinical quality management with particular focus on patient safety and patient-centered aspects of the care delivered.
  • Facilitates improvements in medication management, handling, and dosing in collaboration with facility teams and pharmacy staff.
  • Monitors for and responds to system adverse events as part of the Quality Team and leads root cause analysis efforts.
  • Collaborates with internal operational audit team and external auditors to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Partners with the Health Services Manager, Facility Medical director, and nursing leadership on facility Continuous Quality Improvement program.


Required Qualifications

  • Have or obtain an unencumbered/unrestricted license in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse.
  • AND Five years of recent clinical experience working as a Registered Nurse.
  • And two years of professional quality assurance experience, which includes the following:
    • HealthCare Quality experience .
    • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety, health care quality and effective care.
    • Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate documentation, identify best practices and make recommendations for improved health care services.
    • Experience with use of Root Cause Analysis Tools (i.e., Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Pareto Chart, 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, and Scatter Diagram).
    • Demonstrated use of clinical problem solving, clinical decision making, and critical thinking.
    • Use of evidence-based practices, conceptual frameworks for quality measurement and quality improvement activities.
    • Development, implementation, or oversight of quality improvement activities.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Certification by the American Heart Associate in Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Proficiency using computer-based programs to schedule, monitor and track information, perform data entry and word processing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teaching/presentation and writing skills to motivate staff compliance with quality care standards.
  • Knowledge of risk, safety, and quality management to ensure optimal patient care experience.
  • Knowledge of NCCHC standards, CMS and DOH expectations, and RCW/WAC requirements for DOC health service delivery.
  • Proficient in reading and auditing medical charts, using critical thinking in interpreting multidisciplinary chart notes.
  • Knowledgeable with team-oriented decision making regarding clinical risk management in a Just Culture framework.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Master of Science in Health Care Quality or related field.
  • Certification in Healthcare Quality by a nationally recognized body (such as CPHQ).
COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement
Pursuant to , all Washington State executive branch employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process for all positions within our agency.

Supplemental Information

Vision: Working together for safer communities.
Mission: Improving public safety by positively changing lives.
Our Commitment: To operate a safe and humane corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

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, gender expression, 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.


  • 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, include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Note: Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire. 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 position.
  • Employees may work directly with or near offenders or incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. 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; 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.
  • 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 will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a bargaining unit.

What We Offer:

As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include:

  • Remote/telework/flexible schedules (depending on position)
  • Up to 25 paid vacations days a year
  • 8 hours of paid sick leave per month
  • 11 paid holidays a year (12 in 2022 for Juneteenth)
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Deferred Compensation and so much more!

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, email Lindsey De Long at
or call us at (425) 760-4485

For TTY service, call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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