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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Area Nursing Director is responsible for coordinating public health programs and nursing services in a multi-county area. This

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Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a large professional nursing staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing special projects, training staff, arranging training opportunities, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Participates in the planning and directing of public health programs by developing goals and objectives and disseminating and interpreting laws, policies, and procedures. Monitors, evaluates, and revises program or program service delivery. Coordinates nursing services by monitoring and evaluating nursing and patient care activities, staff levels, reports, case histories, and quality control activities. Establishes priorities, identifies needs, determines problem solutions, and reports progress. Performs administrative duties by reviewing and analyzing program data, compiles and prepares reports and correspondence, monitors training budgets, develops and monitors nursing contracts, identifies in-service training needs and locates resources. May perform nursing functions as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of professional nursing concepts, processes, and procedures. Knowledge of clinical and administrative organizational techniques. Knowledge of public health nursing programs and service delivery. Knowledge of departmental nursing policies and procedures. Ability to plan and develop public health nursing program goals and objectives and coordinate nursing and patient care activities. Ability to monitor and evaluate nursing services and patient care activities and modify program or service delivery. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal regulations and department policy to program planning. Ability to coordinate services with other health professions and community. Ability to prepare and present verbal and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301; plus five years of experience in nursing, including three years of supervisory experience as a nurse in public health. 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.

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