LPN- Conway HDC

  • Location: Conway
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Salary: 36,155.00
  • Job Level: Student
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Description:

State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Location: HDC in Conway, Arkansas

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas' largest state agency, with more than 7,400 employees and at least one local DHS office in each of the state's 75 counties. The agency’s skilled and passionate staff cares for Arkansans of all ages working to ensure citizens are healthy, safe and enjoying a high quality of life. Learn more about DHS here: humanservices.arkansas.gov/


Responsibilities:
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.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
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.

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

Salary/Benefits:
This position provides a starting salary of $36,155.00 with an increase factored into that amount for every year of experience. Excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.

To Apply:
ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php

“The Arkansas Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.”

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