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Licensed Practical Nurse
Agency: Arkansas School for the Deaf
Office: Arkansas School for the Deaf
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Date Posted: 08/04/2020
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing direct nursing care to patients in private homes, hospitals, clinics, and residential institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
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.
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 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 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.
Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in American Sign Language of "Intermediate" as rated by the SCPI system.

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
TEACHERS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A STATE AGENCY AND YOUR EMPLOYMENT HERE IS NOT UNDER A CONTRACT. YOU ARE A REGULAR STATE EMPLOYEE.

A State and Federal background check will be conducted. Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas application. RESUME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATION.

Mandatory Direct deposit and 6.5% Contributory Teacher Retirement is a condition of employment. All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test, state and federal background check, and Child Maltreatment registry check as a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing all of these requirements.

Applicants for positions with a required level of education must provide college transcripts and/or professional certificates to verify that they satisfy the minimum educational requirements. Please bring a copy of your transcript/license if called for an interview.
Job Details
Position No.: 22082474
Class Code: L069C
Grade: GS06
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Human Resources
Phone: 501-682-2726
Email: asd-hr@asd.k12.ar.us
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