• RN Family Medicine Helena Clinic

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 4:48 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-57788
    Category
    Nursing - Inpatient
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    REP Regional Programs
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Post End Date
    2/1/2019
  • Overview

    Schedule: Full-Time, Days

    Location: Helena, Arkansas 

     

    The Registered Nurse (RN) to promote wellness, improve outcomes, and self-care within a defined population of patients in the APEC Clinic.  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:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities

    The RN will provide patients support, education, and assistance in the prevention and/or maintenance of their disease and/or health and wellness state and will work with the individual patient, their families, and providers of care to develop and implement individual health plans, and provide support to the patient in self-management. Coordinate care and/or follow-up for patients who receive care in outpatient facilities. Coordination of prescription refill requests and patient education coordination in collaboration with physician staff. The RN will develop a specialty in patient care related to the clinics populations and acts as a resource. The RN will work with the providers and clinical staff to implement innovative approaches and set priorities to meet patient/family needs. Commitment to patient outcomes results in high levels of performance despite workload changes.

    • Triage, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care and patient education either by telephone or within the UAMS Clinic. 
    • Delivers nursing care according to standards as defined by UAMS, American Nurses Association (ANA), AR State Board of Nursing (ASBN), and those set forth by nursing specialty organizations.
    • Helps develop patient’s Plan of Care (POC) per clinic standards utilizing assessment data.
    • Evaluates the progress of patients’ toward attainment of desired outcomes.
    • Administers medication following clinic standards and Nurse Practice Act.
    • Verifies and evaluates care delivered to ensure care is consistent with standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Coordinates care and/or follow-up for patients who receive care in inpatient and outpatient facilities.
    • Coordinates patients’ prescription refill requests and patient education coordination in collaboration with physician staff.

    Qualifications

    Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing.  Valid RN License, 1 year of Registered Nursing experience, excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.

     

    Preferred: 2 years or more nursing experience with current BLS.

     

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)].  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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