Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is filling Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse positions statewide.
We are hiring both permanent and temporary nurses. In addition to providing meaningful work, nurses have the opportunity to work in different facets of the department and with various client/patient populations and programs.
Opportunities may include:
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered Nurse, Senior (RN)
Nurse Manager (RN)
Health Facility Surveyor (RN)
Health Program Specialist (LPN or RN)
Health Program Manager (LPN or RN)
Clinical Specialist - Nurse Practitioner (NP)
If you’re passionate about quality patient care and being able to make a difference for Idaho citizens, we invite you to consider a career with IDHW.
State Hospital North and State Hospital South
Openings may include: Permanent and temporary LPNs and RNs; Clinical Specialist (NP)
State Hospital North (Orofino) is a 55-bed psychiatric hospital that provides treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis. The hospital employs approximately 137 full- and part-time staff. The hospital collaborates with patients and their families, as applicable and the referring Regional Mental Health Centers to develop goals for hospitalization, and arrange follow-up care after an inpatient stay.
State Hospital South (Blackfoot) provides psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho’s adult and adolescent citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. State Hospital South includes 90 psychiatric adult beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and 16 beds for adolescents. It also maintains a statewide program to restore competency of criminal justice patients. The 29 skilled nursing beds in the Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility offer services to consumers with a history of behavioral or psychiatric illness.
To learn more about our state hospitals, click here.
Southwest Idaho Treatment Center of Idaho (SWITC)
Openings may include: Permanent and temporary LPNs and RNs
SWITC is located in Nampa, and provides residential care for people with developmental disabilities who experience severe behavioral or significant medical complications. SWITC is Idaho's only publicly run intermediate care facility (ICF/ID). Highly specialized treatment is provided to people who have been admitted through the FACS Developmental Disabilities Program.
Division of Licensing and Certification
Openings may include: Permanent and temporary Health Facility Surveyor (RN)
L&C licenses and inspects Idaho health facilities, including nursing homes, hospitals, and residential and assisted living facilities. Nurses investigate and ensure compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and state licensure laws, regulations, and policies in matters related to health facilities, building codes, and the number and quality of staff. These positions are critical in ensuring quality healthcare is provided for the public, and travel around Idaho up to 50% of the time.
- Surveyor opportunities are waiting - see the attached flyer with more information.
- Read why our L&C Division Administrator invites you to consider a career as a Health Facility Surveyor.
Division of Medicaid
Openings may include: Registered Nurse, Senior (RN); Nurse Manager (RN)
The Division of Medicaid provides comprehensive medical coverage for eligible Idahoans. The division does not provide direct medical services, but contracts and pays for services through providers similar to health insurance companies. The division has regional offices across the state.
Division of Behavioral Health
Openings may include: Registered Nurse, Senior (RN)
The Division of Behavioral Health helps children, adults, and families address and manage personal challenges that result from mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The division is comprised of the Children's and Adult Mental Health Programs and Substance Abuse Services. Regional offices are located across the state.
Division of Public Health
Openings may include: Registered Nurse, Senior (RN); Health Program Specialist (LPN or RN); Health Program Manager (LPN, RN)
The Division of Public Health provides services ranging from immunizations, testing for communicable diseases, regulating food safety, certifying emergency medical personnel, vital record administration, and compilation of health statistics to bioterrorism preparedness. The division's programs and services actively promote healthy lifestyles and prevention activities, while monitoring and intervening in disease transmission and health risks as a safeguard for Idaho citizens. All positions are located in Boise.
READY TO APPLY?
All of our job announcements are listed on the Idaho Division of Human Resources website: www.dhr.idaho.gov.
In your application, be sure to select Health and Welfare under agencies, and all cities in which you’re willing to work. You can include the type of work you are interested in (full-time, part-time, and/or temporary) under job type/shifts.