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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $57,503.52 to  $86,109.12  PAY GRADE: 39
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.307
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 32556
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/23/2017
Recruiter:
   CAROL PION
   Phone: (775)684-0151
   Email: cpion@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted 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.
The Position
Psychiatric Nurses provide professional nursing care to mentally ill and/or mentally and physically ill or disabled individuals, in an institution or outpatient setting.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. This Psychiatric Nurse 2 (PN II) position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services - Desert Regional Center in Las Vegas, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, and friendly co-workers. The mission of the ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. Desert Regional Center (DRC) is a 24 Hour Intermediate Care Facility/Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) Campus. This is a very rewarding and specialized field of nursing working with extremely difficult individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Illness and closely related conditions such as, Autism, Seizure Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, etc.
The PN II will maintain the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and is responsible for the medical coordination of care, of health services and treatment; collaborates with professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure optimum patient care and safety; carry out therapeutic procedures which provide for the emotional and physical comfort of patients; identifies patient health care needs utilizing professional nursing skills; administers treatments and medications per physician's orders; make comprehensive clinical observations and assessments based on information, for the evaluation of health needs; monitoring for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction and effectiveness; provides emergency medical treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) use of AED and must make assessments, choices, determinations and judgments in all aspects of their work. The incumbent will advocate on behalf of the individuals served to have the best possible health and assist them in achieving meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which included working in a facility or institution with individuals with mental illness or intellectual disabilities; OR one year as a Psychiatric Nurse I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    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.
    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.
The Examination
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience working in a facility or institution with individuals who have intellectual disabilities or related conditions.
2) Are you able to work four 10 hour shifts, including week-ends and holidays?
3) Do you possess and maintain a current CPR/AED Certification, license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and NV Driver's License? Two years of professional nursing experience, one of which includes, working in a facility or institution with individuals with Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities or related conditions.
4) Do you have working knowledge of current nursing practices, principles, methods and procedures, universal precautions, and infection control techniques; medical terminology sufficient to understand?
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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