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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 2 - SNAMHS- Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $61,011.36 to  $91,350.00  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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.307
Announcement Number: 38983
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/03/2019
Close Date: 12/17/2019
   Phone: (775)684-7000
   Email: ekuhlman@gcb.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 part of the SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Department. The designated Patient Safety Officer will have primary oversight of the facility-wide patient safety program. The Patient Safety Officer will guide others within the facility towards process improvements which support the reduction of errors and other factors that contribute to unintended adverse patient outcomes. The Patient Safety Officer provides leadership for safety assessments, coordinates the activities of the patient safety committee, educates on the system-based causes for errors, consults with management and staff, and communicates evidenced-based practices regarding effective patient safety strategies to others within the organization. The incumbent will promote a "culture of safety" by providing leadership and direction to promote safety agency wide, evaluate and improve the patient safety program based on internal needs, external requirements, standards and practices.
The incumbent will conduct regular assessments of patient risks and will work closely with the Patient Safety Committee, Infection Control, Performance Improvement and the Executive Medical Committee to mitigate potential patient harm; review and analyze incident reports, recommend incident reports for Division Level review; and apply corrective action as needed. This position requires contact with hospital staff to maintain an understanding of the hospital's patient safety practices, needs, and a resource to staff in matters of patient safety; requires respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, management, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment. Ideal candidates will have excellent verbal and writing skills; advanced interpersonal communication skills to provide effective consultation and collaboration; the ability to organize and define problems, develop strategies, and carry out action plans; advanced analytical skills to trend and analyze data; capable of exercising sound judgment, attention to detail and making independent decisions; and leadership ability required to prompt cooperation, confidence and respect from personnel. This is an Inpatient Nursing full-time position Monday through Thursday from 7 AM-5:30 PM. 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.

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 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.
Special Notes
    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.
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 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.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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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