APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
Psychiatric Nurses provide professional nursing care to individuals with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or social, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, in an institution or out-patient setting 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.
This position is located at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, NV. The incumbent assists in the development and implementation of care plan management; communicates plans with team members by attending treatment team and use of inter-shift report as appropriate; psychotherapeutic interventions; identify inmate's response to health problems and help inmates modify or eliminate those issues that are dysfunctional; employ least restrictive measure to ensure safety of patient and staff; formulate modifications of psychotherapeutic techniques; performs patient interaction; encourages patient participation in developing a self-care plan; protect patient's rights and confidentiality; medical intervention; and document all medical interventions per protocol. This is a nighttime position that requires a high level of independence. Selected applicants must be reliable, have excellent communication skills and the ability to apply assessment and evaluation skills to make accurate medical decisions. This position requires the performance of medical duties as both primary and secondary assignments. Four weeks of orientation will be provided. **Please ensure your application reflects your current nursing license information. This should be included in the "license" section of your application.**
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which included working in a facility or institution with individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities; OR one year as a Psychiatric Nurse I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
Out of state applicants must have a temporary license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing at the time of appointment and must obtain permanent licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing 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.
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.
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.