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Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  1057





Pay Grade: GRADE 41 

Salary Range: $66,628.08 - $100,161.36


Recruiter: NICOLE PEEK 

Phone:  775 684-0129 




Position Description

The Nevada Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is seeking a Psychiatric Nurse 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This position actively participates on a multidisciplinary team providing nursing care and treatment to children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances in a 24 hour/7 day a week residential treatment setting.  The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) at the Oasis Campus has five group homes that provide mental health treatment for children ages 6 to 17.  PRTF-Oasis is licensed through HCQC and accredited through CARF.


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. Dynamic work responsibilities include: Implementing and guiding nursing services and nursing care; implementing individualized goal-directed nursing plan; providing input and making recommendations concerning nursing care issues at nursing staff meetings; initiating and carrying out therapeutic, recreational, educational, social, and physical care activities; implementing client monitoring plans; making observations regarding behavior of the youth and the effectiveness of planned program activities; administering and monitoring medication; performing quality assurance tasks including medication chart audits and review of incident reports; oversight of youth menus; and making recommendations for change. The incumbent has the authority and responsibility for assuring nursing care objectives are established and met in accordance with the nursing association professional standards of psychiatric nursing practice and consistent with division policy.


Incumbent will supervise and guide a team of psychiatric nurses to ensure program and nursing goals are met while providing positive leadership for nursing staff. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.


This is a full-time position with a variable work agreement gaining overtime after 40 hours in a week.


The State of Nevada and DCFS offers 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 also 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!


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse and three years of professional nursing experience, two 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 II 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

  • CPR certification 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 valid driver's license 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 Bachelor’s degree in nursing is equivalent to a diploma or Associate’s degree in nursing and one year of experience. ∗ Out of state applicants must have a temporary license issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing at the time of appointment.


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