Registered Nurse

Position Number: 22097517
Little Rock, AR

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansans. DHS is seeking to fill a Registered Nurse in Little Rock, AR.

Responsibilities: 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. Consults with physicians concerning problem cases, provides assistance with case management, and refers patients to appropriate clinic or agency for treatment. Responds to emergency or life-threatening situations and administers appropriate treatment. Counsels and instructs patients and family members on proper care and use of medication and medical equipment, modifies care plan according to patient's progress, and informs of available services, if providing care in the home or hospital. Instruct individuals, families, and other groups regarding health issues, such as preventive care, nutrition, and childcare. Arrange for immunizations, blood pressure testing, and other health screening. Work with community leaders, teachers, parents, and physicians in community health education. Supervise daily activities of licensed practical nurses and nursing aides. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in nursing; plus one year of experience in nursing.

Special Work Condition/Preferred Qualifications: The starting salary will be based on the entry level, plus education and work experience.

Limited travel requiring a valid Arkansas driver's license and ability to maintain Arkansas driver's license. Experience in the field of Pediatrics.

Salary/Benefits: This position provides a competitive starting salary from $ $39,199- $ 64,915 depending on qualifications, and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.

Location(s): Little Rock, AR


Closing Date: 07/ 23 /2017; 11:59 p.m.

“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.”