APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 43
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.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
*** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
This position supports SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) in Las Vegas. Practitioners may be either Advanced Practitioners of Nursing or Physician Assistants who provide medical care in psychiatric settings. Advanced Practitioners of Registered Nursing (APRN) work within the scope of practice of an APRN and practice protocols as set forth in the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 632 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Administrative Code. Physician Assistants (PA) provide psychiatric care in accordance with approved medical protocols as allowed under the supervising physician's scope of practice and Nevada Revised Statutes. The position will assess and evaluate patients using knowledge and skill in psychiatric evaluation and the differential diagnosis of mental disorders in order to diagnose and recommend treatment and care; prescribe medications by using standard pharmacological procedures in order to facilitate treatment and care of psychiatric patients; ability to maintain equanimity in the face of defiance, resistance, verbal and physical hostility, ensuring compliance with Joint Commission and CMS Standards, as well as established laws, regulations and SNAMHS policies. This is a full-time position with the work schedule to be determined at the time of appointment. ***Through a career at 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)
Licensure by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners or certification by the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine as a Physician Assistant; OR certification of recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Nurse Practitioner issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Current certification of registration or license to prescribe from the Nevada Board of Pharmacy is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Licensure to prescribe controlled substances from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Certification or licensure to dispense controlled substances, poisons, dangerous drugs and devices from the Nevada State Board of Nursing and Nevada Board of Pharmacy is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Basic Life Support 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, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this series must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Current licensure by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners as a Physician Assistant; licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing 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.