• State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • May 26, 2022
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

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

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

Posting Close Date: N/A

Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks





*Pay Grade: GRADE 39

Salary Range: $62,848.80 - $94,085.28

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

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 outpatient setting in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is recruiting for multiple Psychiatric Nurse 2 vacancies in the Reno/Sparks area at Dini-Townsend Hospital. Responsibilities include providing professional nursing care to mentally ill individuals in a hospital; identifying patient care requirements; preparing nursing assessments and treatment plans; participating as an integral member of the treatment team; administering medication; designing and delivering educational programming; and assuming responsibility for patient health and well-being. Incumbents must be capable and willing to work any regularly assigned shift, including the night shift.

The State of Nevada provides an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), yearly accrual of annual leave and sick leave, plus 11 paid holidays. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Under general supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties described in the series concept.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and two years of professional nursing experience, one 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 I 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.

Informational Notes

  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate's degree in nursing and one year of experience.
  • Out of state applicants must have a temporary license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing at the time of appointment and must obtain permanent licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing as a condition of continuing employment.

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.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • 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 from an approved school of professional nursing, pursuant to NRS 632, is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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