• State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Apr 12, 2018
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $42,094 - $61,888 per yr

Job 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. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Position(s) may work in Outpatient Clinic, Infirmary or other medical facilities located at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). Position(s) will work closely with inmates. License Practical Nurse II's (LPN II) provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care. They contribute to the assessment of patient health status by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data; observe condition or change in inmate's condition; note signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health; and participate in developing written care plans. Incumbents assist in carrying out therapeutic procedures; maintain safety, health and wellbeing of inmates in the therapeutic environment; and assist in physically restraining combative inmates. LPN II's administer medications as prescribed, ensuring correct time, dosage and route of administration; count controlled medications to ensure security; monitor patient for medication side effects/allergic reaction; and observe patient to determine if medication is effective for prescribed treatment and document findings. LPNs provide emergency medical treatments such as CPR and first aid. Incumbents complete accident and incident reports per agency protocol; they prepare and maintain medical treatment rooms, ensuring supplies are available and ready for use; order and stock medical and related supplies. LPNs provide education to patients related to good health habits and answer questions regarding prescribed treatment. They assist patients with activities of daily living and encourage them to perform activities without help as appropriate. Incumbents may assist in coordinating, scheduling, and arranging for outside medical appointments for inmates.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

Announcement Number: 33822
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/09/2018
Phone: (775)273-1300
Applications accepted 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.