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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
CHIEF OF NURSING SERVICES
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $87,320.16 to  $132,441.84  PAY GRADE: 47
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Corrections
Division: Administrative
Job Class Code: 10.310
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 40294
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/01/2020
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted 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.
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.
Incumbents function as managers who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors; develop policies and procedures; and allocate staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives. The Chief of Nursing Services manages the nursing function for the Department of Corrections. In this role, the Chief will foster a collaborative nursing environment while partnering with physicians to ensure smooth workflow. This position may be located in Carson City or the Las Vegas area depending on the location of the most qualified candidate.
Overall responsibilities include promoting the mission, vision and values of the organization while maintaining regulatory, compliance approvals and accreditations, as well as upholding nursing standards. The incumbent will cultivate cross functional relationships across departments and work with senior management and medical staff to develop strategic plans; serve as a spokesperson for the entire nursing department; organize, direct and administer nursing-patient care best practices; maintain quality assessments and improvements; and facilitate opportunities for education and professional advancement of employees. Management responsibilities include development and implementation of master staffing plans within budget constraints and available personnel; determine appropriate staffing levels for the changing medical needs of incarcerated population; develop and implement protocols and procedures to facilitate the safe and secure storage and administration of medications, narcotics and related supplies; oversee inventory; identify discrepancies; take corrective action and employ proper safeguards; vet information; monitor evaluation of performance improvement; and use judgement to appropriately delegate responsibilities. Statewide travel is required approximately 25% to 50% of the time. 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 six years of professional nursing experience in an institutional or hospital setting, three years of which included developing policies and procedures, facility staffing plans and budgets, and working with administration as a member of the management team; 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.
    Probationary employees working for the Department of Corrections must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre-service" training provided by the department.
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.
    Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Some positions require CPR certification at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    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
    An FBI background check and fingerprinting are required at the cost of the applicant.
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 budgeting experience including where it was gained.
2) Please describe your experience developing staffing plans including where the experience was gained.
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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