DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Division:
DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Business Unit:
HR-SO NEV CHILD & ADLSCNT SVCS Work Type:
PERMANENT Pay Grade:
GRADE 35 Salary Range:
$51,281.28 - $76,170.24 Fulltime/Parttime:
Full Time Recruiter:
NICOLE PEEK Phone:
775 684-0129 Email:
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.
The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a Nurse 1 to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care for children at Desert Willow Treatment Center (DWTC) located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to underfill a Psychiatric Nurse 2. Progression to the next level in the series may occur after meeting the minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with endorsement of the appointing authority.
DWTC is a 20-bed psychiatric hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations that provides mental health treatment for children ages 12 to 17. Work responsibilities include: providing professional nursing care to mentally ill and/or mentally and physically ill or disabled individuals; planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care delivered to adolescent clients; identifying patient mental and physical health care needs and making comprehensive clinical evaluations; providing input and recommendations regarding nursing care and services; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, educational, social, and physical care activities; administering medications as prescribed by physicians and monitoring patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions; monitoring patients for safety; documenting client observations and the effectiveness of planned program activities; and ensuring DWTC maintains a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment for our patients; and ensuring nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with DWTC policy.
DWTC operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day with three shifts. A variety of full-time work schedules are available.
The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and sick leave each year, 11 paid holidays, and no city, county, state, or social security tax!
Under immediate supervision, incumbents acquire skills and experience in performing the duties outlined in the series concept. To view the full class specification visit: https://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Resources/ClassSpecs/10/10-352spc(1).pdf
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse; OR an Interim Permit issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. 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.
This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 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:
- A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
- A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
- CPR certification 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.
- This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.