• State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jun 10, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $44,641.44 - $65,667.60 USD

Job Description

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 2 - Requisition ID: 10636

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

Posting Close Date: N/A

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa





*Pay Grade: GRADE 31

Salary Range: $44,641.44 - $65,667.60

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Recruiter: HOLLY ROEL

Phone: 775 977-5530


Position Description

Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.

The Nevada Department of Corrections has a vacancy for Licensed Practical Nurse 2 at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), Carson City Nevada.

The incumbent requires reliability and the ability to work independently according to their scope of practice. The incumbent must be able to contribute to the assessment of patient health status by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data; observe condition or change in condition; note signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health; participate in developing a written care plan, be able to function under pressure, adjust to change and work as part of a health care team. Must be able to work nights and/or weekends.

Under direction of a Registered Nurse, Mid-Level Practitioner, or physician, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) administer medications as prescribed by a physician or designee, ensuring correct time, dosage and appropriate route of administration; count controlled medications to ensure security; monitor patient for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction; observe patient to determine if medication is effective for prescribed treatment and document; if necessary, notify appropriate personnel of action taken. Document nurse progress notes in medical charts including patient health status, changes in condition and medication administered; review charts for changes in orders and transcribe; prepare written reports, records and summaries; assist with quality improvement activities such as auditing charts and compiling statistics; ensure applicable regulatory standards are met including documentation of the care delivery process. Provide emergency medical treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid required to stabilize the patient’s condition and prevent more serious complications pursuant to established policy; complete accident and incident reports as required.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, one year of which was providing nursing care to inmates in a correctional setting, individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities, or patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (e.g., convalescent or nursing home).

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.

Informational Notes

  • Probationary employees working in a correctional setting must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre- service” training provided by the Department of Corrections.

Special Requirements

  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • Intravenous (IV) certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued 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.
  • Phlebotomy certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

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 salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

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: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno

Job Address

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