APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Registered Nurses provide general or specialized professional nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
DPBH/ Lake's Crossing Center (LCC) a maximum security forensic facility is recruiting for several Nurse 1 positions. The mission of the agency is to provide forensic mental health services to mentally disordered offenders referred by the court system for evaluation of their competency to stand trial and/or treated to restore competency. The Nursing Department at LCC provides professional psychiatric nursing care to clients while at the facility. Nursing staff's duties include but not limited to dispensing medication, responding to medical emergencies, assessing medical needs, providing on going care, supervising and attending treatment groups, supervising clients in isolation, and at times assuming responsibility of Nurse in charge. People hired in these positions will perform in trainee capacity and will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in the psychiatric nursing field. Advancement to Psychiatric Nurse 2 will occur upon satisfactorily completion of one year of experience as Nurse 1 and another year of experience as Psychiatric Nurse 1 with the recommendation of the appointing authority.
Work schedules include day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts. Incumbents will be working innovative schedules with overtime after 8 hours of work. Incumbents must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nevada or an Interim Permit issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. State of Nevada provides an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), yearly accrual of 15 days of annual leave and 15 days of sick leave, paid holidays. Nevada does not have a state income tax and state employees do not contribute to social security.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse; OR an Interim Permit issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Per NRS 632.305, the Nevada State Board of Nursing may, after verifying that an applicant meets all licensure requirements, issue an Interim Permit authorizing the applicant to practice nursing until the results of their examination for licensure are received. The Interim Permit is for a period not to exceed 90 days and is immediately revoked if a candidate fails the examination. Passing the licensure examination is a requirement for continuing employment. Any person working under the authority of an Interim Permit may not represent himself or herself as a licensed registered nurse.
A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
Out of state applicants must have a temporary license issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing at the time of appointment.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.