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L&I Occupational Nurse Consultant Tumwater WA

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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 choice here.


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. 

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 analyses.
  • Draft summaries, action plans, algorithms, and criteria. 
  • 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 disseminated timely.
  • 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. 
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on complex medical topics with an emphasis on the impacts of clinical practices and claim adjudication.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and/or advanced nursing degree or equivalent.  
  • 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 supervision.


  • 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:
  • Policy
  • 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 Process:  

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 announcement.


Other Information:

  • 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 people. 
  • 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: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov


 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 status. 

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 organization.


 If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact Georgina Holland at Hogi235@lni.wa.gov.



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