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Licensed Practical Nurse 2

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

Job Description:



Posting Close Date: N/A


ELY, NEVADA, US, 89301

Requisition Id: 999





Pay Grade: GRADE 31

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


Phone: 775 289-1218


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 Licensed Practical 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 II 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 II must have the ability to prioritize tasks, estimate time frames, meet deadlines, plan and use available resources and coordinate work assignments with others.

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.

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

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.

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.

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 2, Other , Ely, Utah

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