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.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Registered Nurses provide general or specialized professional nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. The position supports Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS). The mission of the agency is to help adults with mental illness improve their quality of life. We currently have positions available at both Rawson Neal Hospital (RNH), which provides acute psychiatric inpatient treatment for adults with serious mental disorders, and our new Stein Hospital, which is a secure forensic hospital providing inpatient forensic services for adults who are court committed. Incumbents provide professional nursing care to mentally ill adult clients and are an integral component of the clinical service team. Incumbents participate in a multidisciplinary team managing a wide variety of patients and diagnoses.
Dynamic work responsibilities include assessing and identifying patient health care needs; making comprehensive clinical observations and evaluations; preparing nursing care plans; administering medications as prescribed by a physician or designee; monitoring patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions. This is a full-time position that may include weekend and holidays shifts. Incumbent will be working an innovative variable schedule with overtime after 40 hours per week. While this position is anticipated to be assigned in the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital or Stein Hospital, in Las Vegas, agency positions may be assigned to any SNAMHS work location. This position requires completion of respirator fit testing and completion of Certification in Conflict Prevention and Response Training. Incumbent must keep license, CPR certification, and Nevada Driver's License current. SNAMHS provides continual on-going training and education to our staff, including paid release time for attending approved trainings and the availability of on-site CEU's. Some positions may be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. ***THROUGH A CAREER WITH SNAMHS, YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY***
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.
CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
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.
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.