RN Clinical Coordinator Kids First Newport

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/9/2021 11:05 AM)
Requisition ID
Nursing - Outpatient
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Peds Kids First Newport
Day Shift
Post End Date


****This position is located in Newport****


KIDS FIRST serves children with special healthcare needs ranging in age from six weeks to five years. In our pediatric day healthcare clinics, children diagnosed as having a medical condition known to place them at risk for developmental delays and disabilities receive intensive intervention.


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
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition 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.


Assumes accountability and responsibility for all aspects of care for assigned group of patients, with respect for developmental level and age-specific issues. 


Administers medications, treatments, and performs procedures according to UAMS and Kids First policies. 


Evaluates children to identify signs of illness or injury and intervenes appropriately.  Documents growth, nutrition, and health data, and evaluates for trends.Maintains current and accurate records and ensures confidentiality.


Coordinates and completes nursing intake/ health assessment history and ongoing nursing assessments to monitor progress at established intervals.


Collaborates with Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Registered Dietitian, Primary Care Physicians, Subspecialty Providers, UAMS resources and others to inform, implement, and revise plan of care as needed.


Develops and maintains close working relationships with clinic Director, Medical Director, Director of Nursing, and other clinic team members.  


Encourages families to take an active role in supporting their child’s development using principles of Family Centered Care.  Engages families as part of the treatment team.  Models positive communication. 


Supports the academic model of Kids First by participating in the training of students.  Teaching/learning needs of patients and families are identified, addressed, and documented.  Provides learning activities, including CPR classes, and acts as a resource for staff in the areas of health, safety, and infection control.  Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet professional goals.


Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing.
  • Good communication skills with adults and children is required.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arkansas. 
  • Current CPR instructor status or obtained within six months of hire date.
  • Two years nursing or pediatric experience 

Candidate must pass state abuse registry checks, drug screen, submit to a TB skin test and required immunizations or provide proof of immunizations.


This is a safety sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. 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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