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REGISTERED NURSE

Date:  Oct 1, 2021
Req ID:  4343
Location: 

Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71923

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $63,830.00

Position Number: 44071025 
County: Clark 
Posting End Date: [[postingEndDate]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $63,830.00 

DDS 

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: L038C

Grade: MP01

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $63,830.00 - $88,058.00

Summary

The Registered Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care and the provision of other patient services in a clinical setting. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Records medical and family history of patients and current medication usage, conducts physical examinations, and monitors vital signs. Develops and updates patient care plan for completion of treatment goals. Reviews patient charts for physician orders, progress notes, and physical complaints. Consults with physicians concerning problem cases, provides assistance with case management, and refers patients to appropriate clinic or agency for treatment. Responds to emergency or life-threatening situations and administers appropriate treatment. Counsels and instructs patients and family members on proper care and use of medication and medical equipment, modifies care plan according to patient's progress, and informs of available services, if providing care in the home or hospital. Instructs individuals, families, and other groups regarding health issues, such as preventive care, nutrition, and childcare. Arranges for immunizations, blood pressure testing, and other health screening. Works with community leaders, teachers, parents, and physicians in community health education. May supervise daily activities of licensed practical nurses and nursing aides. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of professional nursing theories, concepts, and methods. Ability to develop patient care plan and participate in diagnosis and development of treatment goals. Ability to apply comprehensive nursing care to clients in all age groups in a clinical setting. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates. Ability to instruct patients and families on self-help care. Ability to assist physicians with routine and emergency care.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a diploma, associate's, or bachelor's degree in nursing.  Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-307.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Arkadelphia