• State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
  • Salary: 5/31/2021 USD

Job Description

CORRECTIONAL NURSE 2 - Requisition ID: [[id]]

Posting Close Date: 5/31/2021

Location: 1721 E SNYDER AVE(CC0360)

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa





Salary Range: $61,011.36 - $91,350.00

Recruiter: HOLLY ROEL

Phone: 775 977-5714


Position Description

This recruitment is for the Northern Medical Division of the Department of Corrections and is for a per diem position at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), located in Carson City. Correctional Nurses provide professional nursing care to patients in a correctional setting.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Incumbents must be reliable, able to work independently, be able to apply critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating patients, possess good problem-solving skills, have excellent intervention, communication and evaluation skills and must be able to work under pressure, adjust to change, make quick but accurate medical decisions and be a team player.

Under general supervision of a higher-level nurse, a Correctional Nurse II (CN II) provides professional nursing care to inmates by identifying patient health care needs; making comprehensive clinical observations/evaluations of health needs; and recording/reporting indicative signs/symptoms of physical and mental conditions. A CN II prepares nursing care plans; evaluates needs and develops nursing diagnoses, plans for treatment, services and health education based on the present and predicted needs of the inmate; and identifies immediate and long-term care goals. CN II's conduct sick calls for inmates with medical complaints; identify inmates requiring immediate medical treatment; and obtain physicians' orders for treatment. As a CN II, you will administer medication; ensure correct time, dosage and route of administration; deliver medication to inmates confined to cells; obtain and distribute non-prescription medications; count controlled medications, needles, syringes, and sharps to ensure security; and monitor inmate for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction. Nurses provide emergency medical treatments such as CPR and first aid. Nurses provide emergency medical treatments such as CPR and first aid; are responsible to maintain safety, health and the wellbeing of inmates in the therapeutic environment; assist in physically restraining hostile or combative patients; coordinate and schedule outside medical appointments for inmates; and arrange for transportation to outside medical appointments.

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Minimum Qualifications

License as a Registered Nurse and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which was in a correctional or institutional setting; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications 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
  • CPR certification 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 pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • 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 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: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno

Job Address

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