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Requisition Id:  704

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE 2 - Requisition ID: [[id]]  


Posting Close Date: N/A 

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






Pay Grade: GRADE 39 

Salary Range: $61,011.36 - $91,350.00 


Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK 

Phone:  775 684-0129 




Position Description

Psychiatric Nurses provide professional nursing care to individuals with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or social, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, in an institution or out-patient setting in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act. 


The Nevada Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for multiple Psychiatric Nurse 2 positions to actively participate on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care for children at the Oasis on Campus Treatment Homes (OCTH) located in Las Vegas, NV. OCTH is a treatment facility with five group homes that provides mental health treatment for children aged 6 to 17.


Dynamic work responsibilities include: Planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care delivered to adolescent clients; identifying client health care needs and making comprehensive clinical evaluations; providing input and recommendations regarding nursing care and services; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, recreational, educational, social, and physical care activities; administering medications as prescribed by physicians and monitoring patients for medication side effects and/or allergic reactions; documenting client observations and the effectiveness of planned program activities; assisting in oversight of dietary guidelines; and assisting with quality assurance activities. Positions ensure OCTH maintains a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment for our clients, and nursing care objectives are met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of practice and consistent with OCTH policy.

Position Description (cont.)

This is a full-time position with a variable work agreement, receiving overtime after 40 hours in a week. The OCTH program is also licensed through Clark County Foster Care licensing and applicants need to be able to meet those licensing requirements in addition to the State Personnel requirements.


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!

DCFS encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's. DCFS together in partnership with families, communities, and other governmental agencies provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. We recognize that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth, and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good.


DCFS is an extremely complex organization with incredibly dedicated and professional staff committed to serving Nevada's youth and families! More information on our Division and the valuable services we provide Nevada's children and families can be found at:


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and two years of professional nursing experience, one of which included working in a facility or institution with individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities; OR one year of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


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 valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • 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.
  • This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an approved school of professional nursing, pursuant to NRS 632, is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


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