PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 1 UNDERFILL FOR PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 2

  • State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Jun 01, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Business Unit: HR-NNV ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SVC

Work Type: PERMANENT

Salary Range: $61,011.36 - $91,350.00

Recruiter: TONYA M SIEBEN

Phone: 775 684-2213

Email: t.sieben@dhhs.nv.gov

Position 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.

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is recruiting for multiple Psychiatric Nurse 1 vacancies in the Reno/Sparks area at Dini-Townsend Hospital. This recruitment may be used to underfill a Psychiatric Nurse 2 position. This is the entry level in the series, advancement to the next level may occur after meeting the minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with endorsement from the appointing authority. Responsibilities include providing professional nursing care to mentally ill individuals in a hospital; identifying patient's care requirements; preparing nursing assessments and treatment plans; participating as an integral member of the treatment team; administering medication; designing and delivering educational programming; and assuming responsibility for patient health and well-being. Incumbent must be capable and willing to work any regularly assigned shift, including night shift.

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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Under immediate supervision, incumbents acquire skills and experience in performing duties outlined in the series concept. To see full Class Specification visit: https://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Resources/ClassSpecs/10/10-306spc.pdf

Minimum Qualifications
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and one year of professional nursing experience; OR one year of experience as a Registered Nurse I in Nevada State service caring for individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


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.

    Special Requirements
    • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • 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. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    • This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • A Bachelor's degree from an approved school of professional nursing, pursuant to NRS 632, is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


    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.

    Nearest Major Market: Reno
    Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Sparks, Nevada United States View Map