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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE SUPERVISOR
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Date Posted: 07/27/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing activities in a nursing facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
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.
Special Job Dimensions
May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of licensed practical nursing techniques and methods. Knowledge of implementing standard resident care program objectives. Knowledge of medications and treatments used in the care of patients. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to observe and evaluate conditions, reactions, and changes in the physical andmental conditions of patients. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to instruct patients in personal hygiene. Ability to perform various nursing procedures.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a diploma or certificate with the prescribed curriculum in a state approved program for the preparation of practical nurses; plus three years of experience providing direct nursing care, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Preferred Qualifications
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.
Agency Specific Information
Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: CONTINUOUS
Class Code: L062C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $52,442.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City:
Job County/Region: Pulaski,Saline
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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