APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 29
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.
Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
The Licensed Practical Nurse will work under the direct supervision on the Licensed Practical Nurse III. This is an underfill for a Licensed Practical Nurse II position and the incumbent may progress once minimum qualifications are met and with the approval of the appointing authority. They will collect and document medical conditions of patients and initiate emergency care as indicated by patient assessment; document problems requiring nursing interventions; maintain accuracy of related nursing records such as I & Qs, IV, vitals and physicians' orders; and relay information about the day at shift change to maintain quality of care.
The LPN I will be working directly with inmates setting priorities of care for specific patients so the incumbent must be able to adapt to changes on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies, etc. The LPN will carry out nursing care assignments as assigned by the supervisor; administer medications as directed; count/monitor controlled substances; monitor patients for side effects/allergic reactions to medications; and participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
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 one year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Probationary employees working for the Department of Corrections must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre-service" training provided by the department.
Phlebotomy 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.
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.