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Registered Nurse - Hospital
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: Arkansas State Veterans Home
Section: Nursing
Date Posted: 07/15/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Registered Nurse – Hospital is responsible for providing direct patient care and the provision of other patient services in a hospital setting. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Provides technical supervision of nursing services staff by disseminating patient status information, assigning and reviewing work activities and documentation, providing nursing procedure instructions, and documenting performance. 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. Responds to emergency or life-threatening situations and administers appropriate treatment. Coordinates patient’s laboratory or testing activities and physical or occupational therapy with other departments. Performs and reports on the inventory of narcotics, supplies, and equipment. Instructs or assists patients and/or family members with self-help procedures, including personal grooming, hygiene, medication, nutrition, and equipment use. 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.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of professional nursing theories, concepts, and methods. Ability to develop patient care plan and participate in diagnosis and development of treatment goals. Ability to apply comprehensive nursing care to clients in all age groups in a hospital setting. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates. Ability to instruct patients and families on self-help care. Ability to assist physicians with routine and emergency care.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a diploma, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Preferred Qualifications
2 years experience in LTC
Knowledge of Electronic medical records
Exposure to small house concept preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301. 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
Benefit Package Includes: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

All ADVA applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable.

TWO-YEAR EMPLOYMENT BAN: The following will result in the selectee (whether internal or external applicant) being banned from applying for employment with ADVA for two years:

If the drug test is not performed within 48 hours (unless an extension is granted). If the drug test is positive. A test is considered to be positive if the test results indicate that the sample has been tampered with in any way or that the selectee has attempted to falsify the test results, including the use of masking agents or chemicals.If the selectee fails to appear for drug testing without notifying the hiring official that he/she is declining the position.



ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED STATE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

It is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, beginning with your most recent employment. Include all experience, position held, volunteer or unpaid work; however, you should also include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Point of Contact:

Whitney Haynie
Human Resources
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 230C
Little Rock, AR 72201
Point of Contact: Whitney Haynie
Phone: (501) 683-2446 Fax: (501)682-4833
Email: whitney.haynie@arkansas.gov
Job Details
Position No.: 22164XXX
Class Code: L032C
Grade: MP01
Salary Range:
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: North Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Carole Blanks
Phone: 501-683-7221
Email: Carole.Blanks@arkansas.gov
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