Position Number: 22099999
Posting End Date: 02/01/2022
Anticipated Starting Salary: $63,830.00
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.
Special Work Conditions/Preferences - POSITION MAY BE HOUSED IN DIFFERENT DHS OFFICE THAN LISTED. In-state and occasional overnight travel required.
Must be able to drive car, travel by foot to various locations, climb stairs, read/follow map directions. Independently travel to locations including but not limited to: client residences, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities, DHS offices, and provider agencies. VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE IS COMPLETED THROUGH THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING ONLINE SEARCH REGISTRY.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION(S) WILL BE REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED WHEN SELECTING APPLICANT FOR HIRE. Computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. One to two years verifiable RN work experience with in- home services programs or programs providing services to aged or disabled individuals. STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL AND TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS REQUIRED.
Class Code: L038C
FLSA Status: EXEMPT
Salary Range: $63,830.00 - $88,058.00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Fort Smith
State Of Arkansas