Registered Nurse


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with over 8,000 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill five Registered Nurse - Hospital positions in Crittenden, Craighead, Washington, & Benton, AR.

The Registered Nurse - Hospital is responsible for providing direct patient care and the provision of other patient services in a hospital setting. This position:

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. Instruct individuals, families, and other groups regarding health issues, such as preventive care, nutrition, and childcare. Arrange for immunizations, blood pressure testing, and other health screening. Work with community leaders, teachers, parents, and physicians in community health education. Supervise daily activities of licensed practical nurses and nursing aides. Perform other duties as assigned.

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas, State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301; plus one year experience in nursing.

One year of Home Health Experience preferred, as well as excellent computer skills, and experience with Electronic Health Records. Must also be able to work independently and have strong organizational skills.
Notice: 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 an applicant for hire.

Position Number: Continuously

Closing date: June 22, 2014


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