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

Job Description





Salary Range: $66,628.08 - $100,161.36

Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK

Phone: 775 684-0129


Position Description

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.

This position is located within Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) at Dini Townsend Hospital in Sparks, Nevada. The incumbent will provide education and leadership while supervising the daily activities, group presentations, and therapeutic interactions of front line Registered Nurse and Mental Health Technician staff to ensure a comprehensive treatment program for adults with severe mental illness in an inpatient setting; collaborate with community referral sources to ensure timely acceptance of patients for care; provide direct nursing care as needed; and perform first line hospital administrative duties during after-hours periods and/or when senior administrative staff are not present. This position may require working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

The Psychiatric Nurse 3 functions as a first-line supervisors who trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; assigns and reviews work; and initiates disciplinary action. The incumbent will provide for and supervise others in the care of mentally ill adult consumers in an inpatient setting; will collaborate with community referral sources to ensure timely acceptance of patients for care; and provides first line hospital administrative duties during afterhours periods and/or when senior administrative staffs are not present in the inpatient setting.

Under direction, incumbents perform all the duties described in the series concept. To view the full class specification visit:

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Minimum Qualifications

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and three years of professional nursing experience, two of which included working in a facility or institution with individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities; OR one year of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse 2 in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

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 pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • CPR certification 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.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an approved school of professional nursing, pursuant to NRS 632, is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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