The Registered Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing staff and providing direct patient care unit activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical Functions Supervises a small to medium-sized nursing staff by interviewing and recommending candidates for hire, training employees, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and resolving schedule and work problems. Reviews nursing documentation, including assessments, progress, and medication notes and medical, x-ray, and laboratory reports. Develops and discusses patient treatment plans, determines problems, and notes errors and solutions. Consults with nursing staff to rectify problems and ensures corrections are made. Provides direct nursing care by making rounds to observe and assess patients' medical problems. Informs physician of patient status, charts doctor's orders, administers treatments and medications, or assigns tasks to other nurses, and discusses patient's condition with other nursing departments. Directs floor and shift operations by developing work schedules for staff and contracted personnel. Requisitions and verifies supplies, medication, and equipment. Coordinates and monitors immunization and physical examination programs and quality and infection control programs. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of comprehensive nursing care procedures and practices. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of nursing unit operations and procedures. Knowledge of infection control measures necessary in a medical treatment facility. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare detailed reports such as discharge summaries, patient profiles, and quality assurance and infection control reports. Ability to direct floor and shift nursing unit operations. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a diploma, associates, or bachelors degree in nursing; plus three years of experience in nursing, including two years of supervisory experience as a nurse in public health. Preferred Qualifications Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Agency Specific Information Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Special Work Condition
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
- FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
- O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.