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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 2 - Desert Regional Center
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $40,862.16 to  $60,092.64  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.
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: 10.360
Announcement Number: 32795
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/06/2017
Close Date: 11/21/2017
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
The Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN II) position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Desert Regional Center, and will be located in Las Vegas, NV. 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 LPN II will maintain the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and is responsible for the medical coordination of care and health services and treatment; collaborates with professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure optimum patient care and safety; carries out therapeutic procedures which provide for the emotional and physical comfort of patients; identify patient health care needs utilizing professional nursing skills; make comprehensive clinical observations and collecting data and information for the evaluation of health needs; administer treatments and medications per physician's orders and make choices, determinations and judgments in all aspects of their work; provides monitoring for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction and effectiveness; and provides emergency medical treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. The incumbent will advocate on behalf of the individuals served to have the best possible health and assist them in achieving their personal outcomes. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
The LPN II must establish and maintain a good rapport and working relationships to foster intra and interdepartmental communications necessary for the delivery of quality care. The LPN II will follow NRS/NAC 632, Nursing rules and regulations as well as DHHS, ADSD, DRC policies and procedures , Medicaid and CMS regulations for ICF/ID facilities. Candidates must possess and maintain a current CPR/AED Certification, license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and a NV Driver's License. Travel up to 50% of the time may be required. A 10 hour night shift schedule, which includes working weekends and the flexibility of working day shift is being offered. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and promotes a positive work environment. The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a 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.

To Qualify:
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).
Special Notes
    Must be able to work weekends
    The ability to travel at least 50% of the time is required.
Special Requirements
    Phlebotomy certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Intravenous (IV) certification 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.
    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 continued employment.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued 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 weekends and holidays, on the night shift (7PM-5:30AM)?
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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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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