Salary: $43,347 - $63,747 per yr USD
Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care 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. This position is located at Ely State Prison. Licensed Practical Nurse 2s will work under the direct supervision on the Licensed Practical Nurse 3. The position is responsible for collecting and documenting medical conditions of patients and initiating emergency care as indicated by patient assessment; document problems requiring nursing interventions; maintain accuracy of related nursing records such as I & Qs, IV, vitals and physicians' orders; and relay information about the day at shift change to maintain quality of care. This position requires working directly with inmates setting priorities or care for specific patients. The incumbent will carry out nursing care assignments as assigned by the supervisor; administer medication as directed; count/monitor controlled substances; monitor patients for side effects/allergic reactions to medications; participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible. The incumbent must be able to adapt to changes on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies; prioritize tasks; estimate time frames; meet deadlines; plan and use available resources; and coordinate work assignments with others. 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.
Announcement Number: 39721
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.