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Registered Nurse Senior - SHN

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/23
Posting End Date: 2024/04/23
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 35.00
Maximum Salary: 39.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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People Making a Difference!

A one-time $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS is being offered for newly hired Registered Nurses.
***Sign-on bonus program criteria must be met.

State Hospital North (Orofino) is seeking applicants for a Registered Nurse, Senior. Nurses provide psychiatric inpatient treatment care for Idaho's adult citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. This position will supervise Registered Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians, this position will work closely with the Nurse Manager and Director of Nursing Services to implement and communicate State Hospital North directives. State Hospital North in Orofino, Idaho, is a licensed 60-bed psychiatric hospital providing primarily involuntary inpatient treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis who are committed to the Department of Health and Welfare. State Hospital North collaborates with patients, their families, and the referring regional behavioral health centers to develop targeted goals and objectives for the individual’s treatment episode while simultaneously focusing on critical supports and arrangements for follow-up care after discharge.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

This is an ongoing announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list. When a position becomes available, the hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview off the referral list.



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time/30+ hours per week) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!



  • Performs lead professional nursing within a specialized program with responsibility for staff or program oversight. 
  • Serves as administrative charge nurse for an entire facility, with on-call backup. 
  • Monitors staffing and scheduling throughout the facility. 
  • Provides and oversees safe patient care delivery. 
  • Provides orientation and growth directed assistance with new employees and mentors/coaches staff as needed. 
  • Supervise and manage employees' performance and training.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse. Requires Idaho state licensure as a Registered Nurse pursuant to Idaho code 54-1408 OR state licensure as a Registered Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418. For licensure information, please contact the Idaho Board of Nursing at or call (208) 577-2476.
  • Experience performing nursing assessments and developing and implementing nursing care plans. Typically gained by at least six months work experience.

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(208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.