The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Work Hours: 7A-7P, three shifts during the week.
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in Medical Specialties (F6). This unit has an inpatient capacity of 30 beds. Patients receive comprehensive medical care which spans diagnosis and periodic re-admissions for treatment. Specialty nursing skills utilized on these units include provision of support to families and patients related to the psychosocial and emotional issues encountered with the diagnoses. A multidisciplinary approach to care is utilized and includes a social worker, pharmacist, clinical nurse specialist, and dietitian.
The Patient Education Department provides assistance to staff in the development of education materials and provides ongoing patient education classes for patients and their families. Care is provided to a broad spectrum of patients including general medicine, pulmonary, gastrointestinal illness and infectious diseases. We strongly believe in patient and family centered care and plan our care with the patient as the primary focus. The partnership between healthcare providers and the patient and families are designed to meet individual spiritual, emotional, social and medical needs.
Required Experience: RN License, minimum of 1 year of registered nursing experience; excellent communication skills, strong work ethics and accountability, basic computer skills.
Preferred Experience: 3 years or more nursing experience with previous Medical/Surgical, geriatrics, infectious disease experience; willing to obtain certification and BSN within 5 years of employment.