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Job Title:  NURSE 1

NURSE 1 - 60009076
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  2017

NURSE 1 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $52,826.40 - $78,446.16 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK 

Phone:  775 684-0129 




Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a Nurse 1 to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care for children at Desert Willow Treatment Center (DWTC) located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This recruitment may be used to underfill a Psychiatric Nurse 2.  Progression to the next level in the series may occur after meeting the minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with the endorsement of the appointing authority.


DWTC is a 20-bed psychiatric hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations that provides mental health treatment for children ages 12 to 17.  Work responsibilities include: providing professional nursing care to mentally ill and/or mentally and physically ill or disabled individuals; planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care delivered to adolescent clients; identifying patient mental and physical health care needs and making comprehensive clinical evaluations; providing input and recommendations regarding nursing care and services; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, educational, social, and physical care activities; administering medications as prescribed by physicians and monitoring patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions; monitoring patients for safety; documenting client observations and the effectiveness of planned program activities; and ensuring DWTC maintains a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment for our patients; and ensuring nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with DWTC policy.

DWTC operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day with three shifts.  A variety of full-time work schedules are available.


The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and sick leave each year, 11 paid holidays, and no city, county, state, or social security tax!

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse; OR an Interim Permit issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. 


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.

Informational Notes

∗ Per NRS 632.305, the Nevada State Board of Nursing may, after verifying that an applicant meets all licensure requirements, issue an Interim Permit authorizing the applicant (for a Nurse I position) to practice nursing until the results of their examination for licensure are received. The Interim Permit is for a period not to exceed 90 days and is immediately revoked if a candidate fails the examination. Any person working under the authority of an Interim Permit may not represent themselves as a licensed registered nurse. Passing the licensure examination is a requirement for continuing employment in the Nurse I class.

∗ Out of state applicants must have a temporary license issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing at the time of appointment.

Special Requirements

  • Some positions require CPR certification at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Some positions require a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4006, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant at the cost of the applicant.

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 salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas