Salary: $66,628 - $100,161 per yr
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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse III for the Oasis On Campus Treatment Homes (OCTH) to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team directing nursing care for youth. Located in Las Vegas, NV Oasis is a treatment facility with 5 group homes that provides mental health treatment for children age 6 to 17. Dynamic work responsibilities include: Implementing and guiding nursing services and nursing care; Implement individualized goal-directed nursing plan; Provide input and make recommendations concerning nursing care issues at nursing staff meetings; Initiate and carry out therapeutic, recreational, educational, social, and physical care activities; Implement client monitoring plans, make observations regarding behavior of the youth and the effectiveness of planned program activities; administering and monitoring medication; quality assurance tasks including medication chart audits; oversight of youth menus; and making recommendations for change. The incumbent has the authority and responsibility for assuring nursing care objectives are established and met, in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of psychiatric nursing practice and consistent with OCTH policy. Will also supervise and guide a team of psychiatric nurses to ensure program and nursing goals are met while providing positive leadership for nursing staff. Chosen applicant will also assist the program in becoming CARF accredited. This is a full-time position with a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. The OCTH program is also licensed through Clark County Foster Care licensing and applicants need to be able to meet those licensing requirements in addition to the State Personnel requirements. DCFS also encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's.
Announcement Number: 37707
Open to all qualified persons.
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.