Associate Director of Nursing


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 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 the position of Associate Director of Nursing in Benton, AR.

The Associate Director of Nursing is responsible for assisting in the nursing administrative direction and coordination for clinical policies, procedures, and programs of a multi-site state network. This position:

Assists Nursing Director in managing statewide operations through nursing managers and program coordinators, by interviewing and selecting applicants, training and arranging training opportunities, assigning and reviewing special projects, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and reviewing and approving staff recommendations and administrative actions. Implements and monitors nursing administrative programs. Supervises, coordinates, and directs personnel in the delivery of services to patients. Provides guidance to nursing coordinators regarding state and federal mandates and agency policy. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends revisions of nursing service policies and procedures. Assists in the establishment of facility practices by participating in quality assurance reviews, evaluating reports, and conducting staff meetings. Performs administrative duties by reviewing and analyzing program and service delivery data, identifying staffing, budgetary, and training needs, investigating and resolving complaints, and compiling and preparing reports and correspondence. Assists in the formulation of budgets for nursing staff, materials, equipment, and contract services for nursing operations. Ensures compliance with budgetary guidelines and effective delivery of services. Performs other duties as assigned.

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301;plus six years experience in nursing, including four years of supervisory experience as a nurse in public health.

Position number: 22103766

Closing date: June 17, 2014


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