If you are a health care professional searching for a role that will provide a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities, a career with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) could be for you.
There is a high priority need for an Imaging Technologist 1 position at the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton. All qualified candidates will be considered. There are also significant needs for qualified Registered Nurses, pharmacists, Licensed Practical Nurses, dentists and psychologists.
Department of Corrections Health Care Impacts the Greater Good
The WCC in Shelton is a state prison for men that can hold nearly 1,300 incarcerated individuals. The corrections center includes the Reception Center that all individuals entering the Washington State Prison System must pass through before being permanently assigned to another facility. This process includes health screenings to identify issues that need care.
The WCC Health Services team operates an inpatient and outpatient clinic for patients with various medical and mental health needs. In caring for this underserved, vulnerable population, WCC teams are challenged to educate and care for people who often did not have not had access to health care or did not seek care in the community.
A career in health care at the Washington Corrections Center extends beyond individual job roles inside a governmental organization. You would become part of a small city of talented professionals working together to continually promote and enhance the department’s values of integrity, trust, respectful and inclusive interactions, the safety of all, positivity in words and actions and supporting the success of others. This success includes understanding individuals, giving hope and embracing change.
Imaging Technologist 1 Position at Department of Corrections
The Imaging Technologist 1 will serve as a member of the Health Services Unit and support the Department of Corrections’ goal to provide the best, most efficient and most cost-effective health care possible. Emphasis is placed on early identification of health concerns, care for acute and chronic health problems and preventive care. The Imaging Technologist 1 will independently perform and assist physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in performing diagnosis imaging and coordinating the operation of imaging laboratories.
Key responsibilities for the successful candidate will include completing routine and emergent digital x-rays of incarcerated individuals and assisting health care providers with x-ray interpretations within the scope of AART and the Washington State Certified Radiologic Technologist. The chosen candidate will also ensure safety precautions are taken by all staff in the radiology department and assist staff in providing oral and written instructions to incarcerated individuals to prepare them for diagnostic imaging studies. Additional responsibilities include utilizing OSHA/WISHA requirements for handling blood and body fluids.
This position also completes ultrasounds for the women’s prison. As needed, expect to travel in a state vehicle to other DOC locations to perform Imaging Tech duties. DOC provides hotel accommodations along with numerous other benefits. Required qualifications include satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school. In addition, candidates must be registered or eligible for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Work-life balance is a priority for employees who choose a career with the Washington DOC. Washington state employees are offered one of the nation’s most inclusive and competitive benefits packages. Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental and vision, these perks may include remote/telework options and flexible schedules depending on the position. Successful candidates receive up to 25 paid vacation days annually and eight hours of paid sick leave each month. In addition, there are 11 paid holidays a year and one personal holiday. A generous retirement plan, Flex Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance, Deferred Compensation, and so much more are offered to those seeking a challenge that will demand a lot of compassion and heart.
Start Your New Career with DOC Today
The reasons to start a career with the DOC Health Services team are as unique as those who do. Professionals that thrive on the team share a vision of public service and want to commit to an equitable and inclusive culture that fosters and inspires excellence while promoting innovation, engagement and safety will lead to better outcomes for WCC’s incarcerated population, agency and community.
The WCC health care system is growing, and the Health Services Division is an important and valuable voice in the Department’s organization. The centralized health services unit is responsible for representing health services staff on projects, committees, and initiatives throughout the Department and within state government.
A full description of the Imaging Technologist 1 position can be found on the Washington State Department of Corrections website. A completed application packet must include a detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications. In addition, please have a minimum of three professional references.