Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor

Description:

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 Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing activities in a nursing facility. This position:

Supervises a small to medium-sized nursing staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training employees, scheduling leave time, resolving work problems, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Reviews nurses' report book for medication changes, physician orders, new patients, patient problems, and general instructions. Counts controlled drugs to verify the amount of narcotics on hand and reviews medication cards for changes and dosage amount. Administers medications to patients. Observes and charts patient behavior, condition, and daily activities. Discusses routine activities or personal problems with patients. May instruct and assist patients with personal hygiene and feeding and escort patients to dining and recreational area and appointments. Assists doctors and nursing personnel by taking and recording physician orders, nursing notes, and vital signs. Notifies next shift of each day's events including sick patients, behavioral problems, and new orders. Inventories and orders supplies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Number: 22101108

Closing Date: 06/22/2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Licensure by the Arkansas State Nursing Board as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with ACA 17-87-304; plus three years of experience providing direct nursing care, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
At least one year experience as a nurse educator/trainer or in a leadership/supervisor position. At least two years’ experience as a nurse in an acute psychiatric hospital. Prefer certified CPR instruct

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