RN - PRN Pool - Adult ICU, Med/Surg, Oncology

Posted Date 5 months ago(4/11/2021 11:03 AM)
Requisition ID
Nursing - PRN Pool
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
PRN - Shift Varies
Post End Date


Schedule: PRN, As Needed Basis

Shifts Vary, Equivalent of 24 hours on a regularly scheduled basis (monthly).

The 24 hours is typically 2-12 hours or 3-8 hour shifts, but the shifts could change based on the need of the unit/clinic.


The Registered Nurse will require the ability to coordinate care for patients, triage patients, and work collaboratively with clinic  providers, fellows, and staff.  Requires the ability to effectively work with patient referral sources, facilitate appointments, coordinate transitions of care, and provide patient education on complex conditions. The RN I will work with the individual patient, their families, and providers of care to develop and implement individual health plans within the ICU's, Medical/Surgical and  Oncology units. 


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.  


PRN staff are not eligible to receive benefits, but may contribute to pre-tax supplemental Retirement.


This posting will be used to fill multiple positions


The Registered  Nurse will provide direct patient care  to assigned patients within the  Adult ICU's, Medical/Surgical, and Oncology units. The RN will 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.


Transfers Into PRN:
Must Follow Transfer Requirements Prior To Last Working Day As Posted On Website 
Http://nurses.uams.edu/. Select 'Employment Info' Drop Down Tab Prior To Submitting An Application.



  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. 
  • Valid RN License.
  • Nursing Experience
  • One year patient care experience similar to or related to the position applied for
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong work ethics and accountability.
  • Specialty areas, i.e.., Intensive Care, F4 Surgical Trauma are required to pass a pre-screening testing with a minimum score of 80%
  • Chemotherapy certification may be required to work Oncology units
  • Work one major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Eve or New Year ) and one additional holiday, in addition to two weekend shifts.
  • PRN staff are only allowed to work 1000 hours in a 12 month rolling year, which begins at orientation and includes any education hours.


  • 2 or more years of RN experience

Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).


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. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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