The Registered Nurse (RN)/Charge Nurse 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:
Responsibilities include: Delivers nursing care according to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members; Collects and documents assessment data; Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard; Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach; Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes; Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning; Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families; Acts as a resource/supports others; Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality; Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training; Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff. Assist with maintaing day to day clinical operations under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager.
Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Assoc degree, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing or Nursing Diploma is required. Valid License as a Registered Nurse by the State of Arkansas Required as well as direct RN Nursing Care experience of 3 years.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. 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.