Here at L&I, being an Occupational Nurse Consultant is a unique opportunity to contribute to Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ initiative to “Help Injured Workers Heal and Return to Work”. We are a national leader in evidence-based health policy, clinical practice guidelines, and research. Specifically, within the Office of the Medical Director, responsible for setting health policy and providing clinical expertise to ensure safe and effective healthcare is delivered to Washington’s injured and ill workers.
You will have an opportunity to work in a highly visible, inter-professional, and intellectually stimulating environment. Quality medical decision making leads to better health outcomes for our workers, maximizes value for the public medical aid fund dollars and promotes better customer service. The OMD effectively accomplishes its mission supporting our L&I Agency Initiative Goal 2 to help injured workers heal and return to work through four (4) functions: by providing clinical expertise, formulating and implementing L&I’s evidence based medical policy, partnering with the provider community, and performing health care research.
You will be able to contribute significantly to L&I’s goal by joining our team today!
Your success will be measured by:
Ability to perform clinical analysis and critical thinking to develop and implement policy to improve standards for health care providers who treat injured workers.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public, providers, other state agencies and boards and commissions about quality of care.
Ability to build relationships and work closely with L&I provider advisory groups or other professional disciplines groups.
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a team of professionals, in a diverse working environment with exposure to different ranges of audiences.
Ability to initiate work as needs are identified while striving to meet office, division, and agency goals.
Some of what you will do:
Formulate strategy regarding medical treatment guideline development process to ensure appropriate and safe health care services are provided to injured workers. o Interpret complex data and technical discussions about medical conditions and treatments. o Perform, prioritize, coordinate, and organize clinical analyses. o Draft summaries, action plans, algorithms, and criteria. o Translate resulting information through clear, concise writing and other communication modalities. o Participate in planning, writing, and implementation. o Prepare and deliver reports, presentations, and surveys on effectiveness.
Provide lead staff support as appropriate to L&I medical directors and numerous advisory committees. o Prepare agendas, work plans, research regarding statutes, rules, and by-laws pertaining to committee operations. o Team with presenters to ensure all materials are prepared and disseminated timely. o Act as point of contact for members.
Liaison with team members, key internal and external stakeholders, committees, and clinical associations pertaining to medical treatments and conditions, provider education and associated regulations. o Prepare and deliver presentations on complex medical topics with an emphasis on the impacts of clinical practices and claim adjudication. o Create and review clinical content for provider education.
Partner with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Chair, the Provider Education Coordinator, and other subject matter experts.
Who Should Apply?
Bachelors of Science degree in nursing and/or an advanced nursing degree or equivalent AND 5 years of acute care clinical nursing experience in: orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, critical care, psychiatry, or nursing experience with worker’s compensation insurance. A Master’s degree in a health care discipline will substitute for one year of required nursing experience.
Ability to obtain an active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington State prior to the date of hire.
Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
What we are looking for:
Advanced degree in nursing or relevant field.
Two (2) years of nursing consultative, case management, or administrative experience.
Is comfortable and skilled working directly with health care providers and organizations; can build and maintain constructive professional relationships with them.
Able to effectively search (with assistance from our library staff) scientific literature databases and other information sources for specific health care topics; understand the peer review process in scientific literature.
Able to organize, plan, lead, and implement multi-faceted healthcare related projects and assess how they will impact quality of care.
Demonstrates proficiency in writing professional analytical reports, (e.g. with executive summaries, figures, tables, and automated bibliographic references) that can be easily understood. Must be able to demonstrate how evidence and data are used in developing policies or strategies.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrates professional, clear, and concise oral presentation and communication skills; includes understanding how to provide the right kind and amount of information about complex topics within a short period of time.
Willing and able to travel (mostly to Seattle) performing the duties of this job. Additional documentation requested during the application process
The following documents must be included with your application:
Letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
Current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
List of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
Completed supplemental questions.
Self-authored professional or academic writing sample on a healthcare related topic. Examples of acceptable writing samples include: o Policy o PowerPoint slide deck o Instructional procedure or manual o Clinical health care guideline o Decision support document o Article that was published or distributed to an audience o Report from a project, plan, or similar undertaking o Thesis or academic research paper
We’re looking for evidence that you have the skills, experience, and abilities indicated in this announcement. Information you provide will be used for deciding who'll be selected for the next step in our process.
Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions**.
Additional Salary Information: For further information about the Department of Labor & Industries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 2021-00696
About The Department of Labor and Industries
L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health, and security of Washington's 3.3 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards, and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards.
As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replacement coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness. Our rules and enforcement programs also help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children's and teens' work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices.