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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Date:  Dec 1, 2022
Req ID:  22510
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,674.37

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

 

Position Number: 22104593

County: Pulaski     City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 12/05/22 

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,674.37
Center for Local Public Health – Pulaski County Central Health Unit

 

Additional Preferences: 

 

None

 

Hiring Official:  V. Jones

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268 

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L069C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing direct nursing care to patients in private homes, hospitals, clinics, and residential institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Monitors patient's condition by checking vital signs, measuring food and liquid intake and output, responding to call lights or patients' requests for assistance, and making rounds to observe patients. Provides direct care to patients, including caring for colostomies and tracheotomies, mixing medications and food, inserting feeding tubes, catheterizing patients, and performing other nursing procedures as directed. Documents and administers medications and treatments, changes in patient's condition or behavior, responses to care, and daily activities. Administers injections and oral medications as directed by physician. Obtains specimens for laboratory analysis by swabbing or other means. Instructs patients and their families how to care for patients medical needs, including catheter and colostomy care, bowel program techniques, insulin injection, personal hygiene, and skin care. Assists doctor in clinic by gathering information on patient's needs and informing doctor, dressing and undressing patients, assisting with medical procedures, and transcribing doctor's orders. Notifies next shift of each day's events, including patient progress, behavioral problems, and new orders. 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. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of nursing theory and practices. Ability to provide direct nursing care. Ability to observe and evaluate patient's condition. Ability to instruct patients in routine medical care. Ability to perform various nursing procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a diploma or certificate with the prescribed curriculum in a state approved program for the preparation of practical nurses. 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

Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Arkansas State Nursing Board in accordance with ACA 17-87-304. 

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