APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 31
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.
Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
License Practical Nurse II's (LPN II) contribute to the assessment of patient health status by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data; observe condition or change in inmate's condition; note signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health; and participate in developing written care plans. Incumbents assist in carrying out therapeutic procedures; maintain safety, health and wellbeing of inmates in the therapeutic environment; and assist in physically restraining combative inmates. LPN II's administer medications as prescribed, ensuring correct time, dosage and route of administration; count controlled medications to ensure security; monitor patient for medication side effects/allergic reaction; and observe patient to determine if medication is effective for prescribed treatment and document findings. LPNs provide emergency medical treatments such as CPR and first aid. Incumbents complete accident and incident reports per agency protocol; they prepare and maintain medical treatment rooms, ensuring supplies are available and ready for use; order and stock medical and related supplies. LPNs provide education to patients related to good health habits and answer questions regarding prescribed treatment. They assist patients with activities of daily living and encourage them to perform activities without help as appropriate. Incumbents may assist in coordinating, scheduling, and arranging for outside medical appointments for inmates. THERE ARE MULTIPLE POSITION OPENINGS.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, one year of which was providing nursing care to inmates in a correctional setting, individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities, or patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (e.g., convalescent or nursing home).
Probationary employees working for the Department of Corrections must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre-service" training provided by the department.
Must be able to work weekends
CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued 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.