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Licensed Practical Nurse 3

Company: State of Nevada
Location: Ely
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 3

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 3 - 60009543

Posting Close Date: 5/7/2021

Location:

ELY, NEVADA, US, 89301

Requisition Id: 998

Department: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Division: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Business Unit: HR-PRISON MEDICAL CARE

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 33

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Recruiter: MARJALISA B ROBERTS

Phone: 775 289-1218

Email: mbroberts@doc.nv.gov

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse will work under the direct supervision on the Correctional Nurse III. They will collect and document medical conditions of patients and initiate emergency care as indicated by patient assessment. Document 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.

LPN III will be working directly with inmates setting priorities or care for specific patients, be able to adapt to change on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies, etc. 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. Participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible.

LPN III will be supervising the selection and assignment of duties for the LPN II's. They will supervise the performance, evaluate, counsel and discipline the LPN II's. Also communicate problems through the nursing chain of command. Applicant must have the ability to prioritize tasks, estimate time frames, meet deadlines, plan and use available resources and coordinate work assignments with others.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0//

Minimum Qualifications

  • "Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and three years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, two years of which were providing nursing care to inmates in a correctional setting or to individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities."

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

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

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 valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

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 pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

General knowledge of staff education and training techniques.

Ability to effectively delegate work to subordinate staff.

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

Working knowledge of organization and communication techniques.

Ability to respond to and resolve patient care issues.

Ability to participate in internal investigations.

Ability to apply compliance and regulatory standards to nursing care.

Detailed knowledge of documentation process.

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.

Keywords: State of Nevada, Saint George , Licensed Practical Nurse 3, Other , Ely, Utah

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