Salary: $47,189 - $69,739 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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. The Licensed Practical Nurse will work under the direct supervision on the Correctional Nurse III and will collect and document medical conditions of patients and initiate emergency care as indicated by patient assessment. Document problems requiring nursing interventions, maintain accuracy of related nursing records such as I & Q's, IV, vitals and physicians' orders, relay information about the day at shift change to maintain quality of care. The LPN III will be working directly with inmates setting priorities or care for specific patients and must be able to adapt to change on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies, etc. 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; and participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible. The LPN III will be supervising the selection and assignment of duties for the LPN IIs and will supervise the performance, evaluate, counsel and discipline the LPN IIs and communicate problems through the nursing chain of command. Applicant must have the ability to 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: 40340
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.