APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
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.
Correctional Nurses provide professional nursing care to patients in a correctional setting.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
Under immediate supervision, Correctional Nurse I's (CN I) will acquire skills and experience in providing professional nursing care to patients in a correctional setting in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act and Nevada Revised Statutes. CN I's will identify patient health care needs utilizing professional nursing assessment skills; make comprehensive clinical observations and evaluations of health needs; record and report indicative signs and symptoms of physical and mental condition. Coordinate health services and treatment; conduct sick calls for inmates with medical complaints; identify inmates requiring immediate medical treatment; obtain physician's or designee's orders for treatment; collaborate with professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure optimum patient care. Administer medication to identified patients as prescribed by a physician or designee; ensure correct time, dosage and route of administration; deliver medication to inmates confined to their cells; obtain and distribute non-prescription medications such as aspirin, lozenges, cold tablets; count controlled medications and needles, syringes, and sharps to ensure security; monitor patient for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction; observe patient to determine if medication is effective for prescribed treatment and document medications administered and refused; if necessary, notify appropriate personnel of action taken. Perform physical assessments, and assist in physical examinations and diagnostic testing. This is the entry level and progression to the journey level may occur upon successful completion of the probationary period.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
License as a Registered Nurse and one year of professional nursing experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Probationary employees must successfully complete "pre-service" training (PST) provided by the department.
A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
As a condition of appointment and continuing employment, positions are subject to call-back, overtime on short notice, stand-by status, and must work various hours and/or shifts including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
CPR certification 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.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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.