PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 1

  • State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Mar 16, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $54,330 - $80,973 per yr

Job Description

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 perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series. Lake's Crossing Center (LCC), a maximum security forensic facility, is recruiting for several Psychiatric Nurse 1 positions. The mission of the agency is to provide forensic mental health services to mentally disordered offenders referred by the court system for evaluation of their competency to stand trial and/or treated to restore competency. The Nursing Department at LCC provides professional psychiatric nursing care to clients while at the facility. Nursing staff's duties include but not limited to dispensing medication, responding to medical emergencies, assessing medical needs, providing on going care, supervising and attending treatment groups, supervising clients in isolation, and at times assuming responsibility of Nurse in charge. People hired in these positions will perform in trainee capacity and will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in the psychiatric nursing field. Incumbents will need to be available to work days, evenings, and nights, weekends, and holidays. Work schedules include day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts. Incumbents will be working innovative schedules with overtime after 8 hours of work. Incumbents must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nevada or an Interim Permit issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. **Please ensure your application reflects your current nursing license information. This should be included in the "license" section of your application. ** 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 15 days of annual leave and 15 days of sick leave, paid holidays. Nevada does not have a state income tax and state employees do not contribute to social security.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 35223
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/06/2018
Recruiter:
ANGELICA GONZALEZ
Phone: (775)684-2213
Email: angonzalez@dhhs.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.