DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Division:
DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Business Unit:
HR-SO NEV CHILD & ADLSCNT SVCS Work Type:
PERMANENT Salary Range:
$55,958.40 - $83,394.72 Recruiter:
NICOLE PEEK Phone:
775 684-0129 Email:
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. Under immediate supervision, incumbents acquire skills and experience in performing duties outlined in the series concept. This is the entry level in the series, and progression to the journey level may occur upon successful completion of the probationary period, and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. This is an underfill for the Psychiatric Nurse 2 level.
The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Psychiatric Nurse to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care for children at DESERT WILLOW TREATMENT CENTER (DWTC) located in Las Vegas, NV. DWTC is a 20 bed psychiatric hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations that provides mental health treatment for children age 12 to 17. Work responsibilities include: providing professional nursing care to mentally ill and/or mentally and physically ill or disabled individuals; planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care delivered to adolescent clients; identifying patient mental and physical health care needs and make comprehensive clinical evaluations; providing input and recommendations regarding nursing care and services; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, educational, social, and physical care activities; administering medications as prescribed by physicians and monitor patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions; monitoring patients for safety; documenting client observations and the effectiveness of planned program activities; and ensuring DWTC maintains a safe, healthy and therapeutic environment for our patients, and nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with DWTC policy.
DESERT WILLOW TREATMENT CENTER (DWTC) operates 7 days per week, 24 hours per day with three shifts. Due to this there are a variety of available full-time work schedules. To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0//
The Examination Application Evaluation Exam
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and one year of professional nursing experience; OR one year of experience as a Registered Nurse I in Nevada State service caring for individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above
- 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.
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:
- A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
- A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
- A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
- Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
- This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
- CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
- A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.