Licensed Practical Nurse 2

State Of Nevada Carson City , NV 89701

Posted 2 months ago



Posting Close Date: N/A



Requisition Id: 1743





Pay Grade: GRADE 31

Salary Range: $43,346.88 - $63,746.64

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: HOLLY ROEL

Phone: 775 977-5714


Position Description

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 Nevada Department of Corrections has a vacancy for Licensed Practical Nurse 2 at Northern Nevada Correctional Center, Carson City Nevada. Nevada Department of Corrections will be filling three vacancies for this institution.

The incumbent requires reliability and the ability to work independently according to their scope of practice. The incumbent must be able to contribute to the assessment of patient health status by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data; observe condition or change in condition; note signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health; participate in developing a written care plan, be able to function under pressure, adjust to change and work as part of a health care team. Must be able to work nights and/or weekends.

Under direction of a Registered Nurse, Mid-Level Practitioner, or physician, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) administer medications as prescribed by a physician or designee, ensuring correct time, dosage and appropriate route of administration; count controlled medications to ensure security; monitor patient for medication side effects and/or allergic reaction; observe patient to determine if medication is effective for prescribed treatment and document; if necessary, notify appropriate personnel of action taken. Document nurse progress notes in medical charts including patient health status, changes in condition and medication administered; review charts for changes in orders and transcribe; prepare written reports, records and summaries; assist with quality improvement activities such as auditing charts and compiling statistics; ensure applicable regulatory standards are met including documentation of the care delivery process. Provide emergency medical treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid required to stabilize the patient's condition and prevent more serious complications pursuant to established policy; complete accident and incident reports as required.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • "Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, one year of which was providing nursing care to inmates in a correctional setting, individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities, or patients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (e.g., convalescent or nursing home)."

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

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.

Intravenous (IV) certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Phlebotomy 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.

Probationary employees working in a correctional setting must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre- service" training provided by the Department of Corrections.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of the theory and practice of practical nursing as applied to patients in a mental health, developmental disabilities, correctional setting, or skilled nursing facility.

Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to hostile and combative behavior.

Working knowledge of commonly prescribed medications used to treat chronic and/or acute conditions.

Ability in all knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower levels.

Working knowledge of quality assurance compliance activities including applicable regulatory standards.

Working knowledge of operation and use of standard medical equipment.

Working knowledge of routine laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.

Working knowledge of nursing principles and therapeutic interventions utilized in nursing care of individuals with chronic or acute conditions or mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

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 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.

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