Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
The Licensed Practical Nurse I will work under the direct supervision on the Licensed Practical Nurse III and will collect and document medical conditions of patients and initiate emergency care as indicated by patient assessment. Other duties include documenting problems requiring nursing interventions; maintain accuracy of related nursing records such as I & Q's, IV, vitals and physicians' orders; relay information about the day at shift change to maintain quality of care; carry out nursing care assignments as assigned by the supervisor; administer medication as directed; count/monitor controlled substances; monitor patients for side effects/allergic reactions to medications; and participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible.
The LPN I must have the ability to prioritize tasks, estimate time frames, meet deadlines, plan and use available resources and coordinate work assignments with others. The LPN I will be working directly with inmates setting priorities or care for specific patients and must be able to adapt to changes on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies, etc.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and one year of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Special Notes Probationary employees working for the Department of Corrections must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre-service" training provided by the department.
Special Requirements Phlebotomy certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Intravenous (IV) certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items. A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. 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. CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
State Of Nevada