Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.
Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019)
and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the
nation. Here at the Department of Labor & Industries
(L&I), we believe that your voice matters. We value our
employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life
balance. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency
dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3
million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of
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
- Ability to build relationships and work closely with L&I
provider advisory groups or other professional disciplines
- 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.
Pursuant to the Governor's Directive, 20-08, we will not be
scheduling any furlough days until after July 2021. We are
continuing to work with the Governor's Office on the timing of any
future furlough dates and adjusting to any future
changes. 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.
- Interpret complex data and technical discussions about medical
conditions and treatments.
- Perform, prioritize, coordinate, and organize clinical
- Draft summaries, action plans, algorithms, and
- Translate resulting information through clear, concise writing
and other communication modalities.
Participate in planning, writing, and implementation.
- Provide lead staff support as appropriate to L&I medical
directors and numerous advisory committees.
- Prepare agendas, work plans, research regarding statutes,
rules, and by-laws pertaining to committee operations.
- Team with presenters to ensure all materials are prepared and
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
- Prepare and deliver presentations on complex medical topics
with an emphasis on the impacts of clinical practices and claim
- Create and review clinical content for provider education.
- Partner with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Chair, the
Provider Education Coordinator, and other subject matter
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing and/or advanced nursing degree
- Five years of related 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.
Must be able to work independently with limited direct
- Advanced degree in nursing or relevant field.
- Two (2) years of nursing consultative, case management, or
- 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
- 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
- Letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
- Current resume detailing applicable experience and
- List of at least three professional references with current
- Completed supplemental questions.
- Self-authored professional or academic writing sample on a
healthcare related topic. Examples of acceptable
writing samples include:
- PowerPoint slide deck
- Instructional procedure or manual
- Clinical health care guideline
- Decision support document
- Article that was published or distributed to an audience
- Report from a project, plan, or similar undertaking
- 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.Application
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for
this position. Because the selection will be based on
information provided by you, it is in your best interest to
identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the
mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the
- This position has direct access to sensitive and personal
information. Applicants are required to complete a background
check. Applicants, employees and volunteers in or applying
for positions categorized as Direct Access to Sensitive and
Personal Information cannot hold the position if they have a
conviction for crimes against property, government or
- Positions requiring travel and possession of a valid
unrestricted driver's license may not have convictions for driving
under the influence or driving offenses that endangered or harmed
others within the past 7 years for offenses that may demonstrate
lack of the necessary ability to drive safely and competently
and/or lack of the required judgment needed for the position.
- Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work
authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer
for a visa now or in the future.
Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a
copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed
verification of service letter from the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any
personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.
For further information please contact us at:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer
Here at Labor and Industries our employees come from all walks
of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide
variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us
contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a
diverse workforce is this agency's greatest resource of strength
and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and
abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we
can provide the best customer service. We are committed to
building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we
strongly mean everyone.
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application
process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in
an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should
first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would
like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as
you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive
If you have any questions regarding this announcement,
program, or the agency please contact Georgina Holland at