Salary: $61,011 - $91,350 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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for Psychiatric Nurse II's to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care for children at the Oasis On Campus Treatment Homes (OCTH) 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: Planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care delivered to adolescent clients; Identifying client health care needs and make comprehensive clinical evaluations; Providing input and recommendations regarding nursing care and services; Initiate and carry out therapeutic, recreational, educational, social, and physical care activities; Administer medications as prescribed by physicians and monitor patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions; Document client observations and the effectiveness of planned program activities; Assist in oversight of dietary guidelines; Assist with quality assurance activities. Will ensure OCTH maintains a safe, healthy and therapeutic environment for our clients, and nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with OCTH policy. 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: 37709
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.