• State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 20, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 41

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

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK

Phone: 775 684-0129


Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a full-time Psychiatric Nurse 3 at Desert Willow Treatment Center (DWTC) located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

DWTC is an inpatient psychiatric hospital that provides mental health treatment for children ages 12 to 17. This position has the authority and responsibility to ensure that safe and effective patient care is being provided; assures compliance with nursing standards, the Joint Commission accreditation standards, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance licensing standards, and DCFS policies; assists Psychiatric Nurse 4 and Director of Nursing with administrative tasks; assists in the development and monitoring of discipline specific competencies; oversees the tracking of all mandatory training for nursing staff; provides orientation, training, and education to all new and existing nursing staff; and is responsible for staff scheduling and ensuring safe and adequate staff-to-patient ratios on all patient care units 24/7.

Incumbent provides positive leadership for nursing staff; provides stabilization of emergencies while arranging for transport and direct nursing services when needed; interacts with the patients' families; provides input and makes recommendations concerning nursing care issues; monitors staff performance of patient monitoring, to include safety of patients, staff, and security of the building; makes observations regarding patients and the effectiveness of nursing care provided such as medication management; and makes and implements recommendations for change. This position will work with staff to correct deficiencies noted. The incumbent will occasionally be required to work overtime to ensure that quality patient care is provided. The position must be able to perform all the duties of the Psychiatric Nurse 2 in providing direct care to the patients at DWTC. This position also assists in developing, reviewing, revising, and implementing policies related to patient care, nursing services, and continuous quality improvement.

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


This is a full-time position with a variable work agreement, overtime is gained after 40 hours in a week. DWTC operates 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, with three shifts.

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 sick leave each year, 11 paid holidays, and no city, county, state, or social security tax!

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 II 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 State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • 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 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: Las Vegas

Job Address

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