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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 2
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.
JOB INFORMATION
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: 10.307
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 39298
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/08/2020
Close Date: 02/07/2020
Recruiter:
   TONYA SIEBEN
   Phone: (775)684-2213
   Email: t.sieben@dhhs.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 Psychiatric Nurse II (PN II) position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Desert Regional Center (DRC) in Las Vegas. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, and friendly co-workers. The mission of the ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of 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. Incumbents maintain the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and are responsible for the medical coordination of care, of health services and treatment. Additionally, this position 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; identifies patient health care needs utilizing professional nursing skills; administers treatments and medications per physician's orders; makes comprehensive clinical observations and assessments for the evaluation of health needs; monitors for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction and effectiveness; provides emergency medical treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of AED and must make assessments, choices, determinations and judgments in all aspects of their work. The incumbent will advocate on behalf of the individuals served to have the best possible health and assist them in achieving their personal outcomes.
Incumbents must establish and maintain good rapport and working relationships to foster intra and interdepartmental communications necessary for the delivery of quality care. The PN II will follow NRS/NAC 632, Nursing rules and regulations as well as DHHS, ADSD, DRC policies and procedures and Medicaid and CMS regulations for ICF/ID facilities. **Please ensure your application reflects your current nursing license information. This should be included in the "license" section of your application.** 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 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.
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) Do you possess a current CPR/AED certification, license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada, and a current Nevada Driver's License?
2) Describe your experience working with individuals with mental illness, intellectual abilities, or other related conditions in an institutional setting.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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