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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $79,719.84 to  $120,582.00  PAY GRADE: 45
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: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.300
Announcement Number: 40151
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 05/22/2020
Close Date: 06/05/2020
   Phone: (775)684-2213
   Email: t.sieben@dhhs.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 10 Days 15 Hrs 3 Mins
The Position
Directors of Nursing oversee and direct the 24-hour, full-time nursing services for psychiatric, developmentally disabled or correctional patients in facilities providing inpatient, residential, or a combination of inpatient or residential and outpatient services; perform administrative duties related to the management of direct nursing care; or oversee and direct the Community Medication Clinic program of Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.
This position is located within Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services at Dini-Townsend Hospital. The Director of Nursing (DON) provides a practice environment which promotes effective and efficient quality patient care which will include developing and interpreting policies, procedures, objectives, standards, and goals for nursing services. The DON evaluates and resolves service delivery issues of nursing functions within the Inpatient Units to maintain excellence in the care of individuals who are severely mentally ill. The DON ensures the use of accepted nursing practices in compliance with regulatory standards, nursing board standards, as well as Joint Commission and CMS standards; participates as a member of the management team by assisting in the development of organizational policies, procedures, and goals; integrates nursing services with other functional areas in cooperation with administration and other division administrators; serves on various committees and task forces to develop recommendations which further the organizational mission and assist in the coordination of services.
The DON also develops and implements master staffing plans within the constraints of budget and personnel, applicable accreditation requirements, and/or regulatory requirements; determines appropriate staffing levels to provide for the changing medical needs of the population served; and will be instrumental in creating inroads for recruiting and initiating an affective selection processes. The DON will delegate assignment of duties, implement performance evaluations, provide counseling, and implement discipline. The State of Nevada provides an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), yearly accrual of annual leave and sick leave, plus 11 paid holidays. 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

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 five years of professional nursing experience in a correctional facility, medical/surgical hospital or infirmary, inpatient psychiatric hospital, or other related hospital nursing experience, two years of which included nursing supervisory experience and one year of nursing management experience with responsibility for developing policies, procedures, and facility staffing plans, participation in budget development, and supervision of subordinate nursing staff; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
Special Requirements
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, some positions have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    This position requires a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    This position requires CPR certification at 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) Please describe your experience with budget preparation including monitoring and controlling the expenditure of funds for staffing, equipment, supplies, or other areas.
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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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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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