State Hospital West Careers

State Hospital West (SHW) is an Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment Hospital in the Treasure Valley. The facility offers a total of 16 psychiatric beds for adolescents between 11 and 18 years old. It provides a comprehensive range of behavioral healthcare, in a secure setting, that will meet the current and future demands of Idaho.

Positions at SHW
  • Physician/Medical Staff - Independent Contractor
  • Psychologist - Independent Contractor
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant - Independent Contractor
  • Psychiatrist - Independent Contractor
  • Administrative Support Manager
  • Facilities Services Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Social Services Director
  • Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator
  • Program System Specialist
  • Clinical
  • Senior Registered Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Health Information Manager
  • Administrative Assistant 1 & 2
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Technical Records Specialist
  • Custodians
  • Dietary
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Current openings at SHW

Senior Cooks

State Hospital West is looking for candidates to fill a Senior Cook position to work 4/10 hour shifts with a possible flexible schedule. We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation (ability to accrue 2.4 weeks/year to start) and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

Psychiatric Technicians & Psychiatric Technician Trainees

These positions offer the opportunity to work with an excellent team and help establish our brand-new facility. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking individuals who are driven to make an impact to our patients’ lives. If you are someone who wants to make a difference, share in growth and development, and know at the end of the day you have made a positive impact, then our Psychiatric Technician position might be for you!

General Information:

  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications of a Psychiatric Technician, can apply as a Psychiatric Technician Trainee to receive to receive and complete necessary training and allow time to obtain more experience and/or certifications so that they can be considered for a promotion to the Psychiatric Technician position.
  • These positions will be working under the direction of the Nurse Manager to implement, maintain, and manage patient care and safety.
  • This position also requires applicants to become certified in CPR and certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
  • Employees may be required to work weekends, holidays, day, evening and night shifts (swing or night shifts include 5% shift pay).
  • Applicants with a CNA or a certification for Recreational Behavioral Technician (RBT) are encouraged to apply.
Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

These positions offer the opportunity to work with an excellent team and help establish our brand-new facility. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking individuals who are driven to make an impact to our patients’ lives. If you are someone who wants to make a difference, share in growth and development, and know at the end of the day you have made a positive impact, then our Nursing positions might be for you!

General Information:

  • These positions will be working under the direction of the Nurse Manager to implement, maintain, and manage patient care and safety.
  • This position also requires applicants to become certified in CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
  • Employees may be required to work weekends, holidays, day, evening and night shifts (swing or night shifts include 5% shift pay).
Custodians

This position is full-time and will work Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with occasional weekends.

Cleaning/maintenance typical duties:
 

  • Performs heavy-duty cleaning in bedrooms, conference rooms, and lavatories, etc.
  • Cleans, sanitizes and polishes bath, lavatory, shower, and sink fixtures
  • Dusts, washes, sponge mops; sanitizes furniture, woodwork, walls, windows, and glass items
  • Cleans shades and covers on light fixtures; removes waste and debris from areas
  • Selects products and compounds for cleaning jobs; measures and mixes compounds, disinfectants, and sanitizing agents and applies according to procedures or manufacturers' specifications
  • Other duties as assigned


Equipment operation/security typical duties: 
 

  • Operates heavy-duty scrubbing, buffing, shampooing, vacuuming, and wet/dry pickup equipment
  • Performs preventive maintenance on cleaning equipment
  • Finishes floors using sanders, strippers, and final finishers
  • Uses dollies and carts
  • Ensures that floors and building areas are cleaned and sanitized