State of Nevada CORRECTIONAL NURSE 2 in Nevada
CORRECTIONAL NURSE 2
APPROXIMATE HOURLY RATE -
PAY GRADE: 39
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In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, part time vacancy
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 41011
Open to all qualified persons.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Correctional Nurses provide professional nursing care to patients in a correctional setting.
The Department of Corrections is seeking Correctional Nurses in Carson City. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Incumbents provide 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 condition. Incumbents prepare nursing care plans; evaluate needs and develop nursing diagnoses, plans for treatment, services and health education based on the present and predicted needs of the inmate; and identify immediate and long-term care goals. Incumbents conduct sick calls for inmates with medical complaints; identify inmates requiring immediate medical treatment; and obtain physician's orders for treatment. Incumbents 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.
Incumbents perform physical assessments; obtain samples for laboratory tests; and perform assigned laboratory tests. Provide emergency medical treatments such as CPR and first aid. Nurses document progress in the medical charts; review charts for changes in orders and transcribe; prepare written reports, records and summaries; and audit charts and compile statistics. Incumbents prepare and maintain medical treatment rooms; order stock medical supplies and equipment; coordinate and participate in clinic sessions; schedule appointments; conduct screening tests; and give immunization injections. Nurses are responsible to maintain safety, health and well being 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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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (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.
A Bachelor's degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associates 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 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 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 continuing employment.
Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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