• State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Nov 28, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 31

Salary Range: $43,346.88 - $63,746.64

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK

Phone: 775 684-0129


Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing care for children at PRTF North located in Sparks, NV.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) North is a 16-bed facility that provides psychiatric services for adolescents with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act. Work responsibilities include: administering medications as prescribed by physicians and monitoring youth for side effects and/or allergic reactions; monitoring youth for safety; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, educational, social, and physical care activities; documenting the effectiveness of youth treatment goals; ensuring PRTF North maintains a safe, healthy and therapeutic environment for the youth we serve, and that nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with PRTF North policy. 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 is a full-time position that will be located in Reno, Sparks Nevada. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and no city, county, state or social security tax!

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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.

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.

    Special Requirements
    • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    • Some positions require a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment
    • Some positions require CPR certification at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    • As a condition of employment, pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must first submit to a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.

    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: Reno
    Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Sparks, Nevada United States View Map