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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Nursing Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring a specialized nursing program. This position is governed

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Occasional in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Develops, implements, and monitors a specialized nursing program by researching and analyzing existing programs, trends, and practices. Prepares proposals for new programs and revisions of existing programs and training procedures. Evaluates clinical and staff activities to assess training needs. Plans and prepares training curriculum, informational materials, and training program evaluation. Disseminates and interprets laws, policies, and procedures governing specialized nursing programs. Researches legal and medical impact of unusual health care situations and nursing staff responsibility. Develops methodology to evaluate program cost and staff performance. Compiles program statistical data and prepares reports. Participates in program budget development. Provides work-related supervision to nursing staff by assigning and reviewing special projects and studies, orienting and training staff, and participating in evaluating the performance of incumbents. 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 specialized nursing programs policies and procedures. Knowledge of clinical and administrative organizational techniques. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing the nursing program area. Ability to provide training and supervision of nursing staff on special project activities. Ability to assess impact and effectiveness of programs and services and to recommend corrective actions. Ability to develop and implement a specialized nursing program and provide training. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to nursing program area. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate information and prepare narrative reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301; plus four years of experience in nursing, including two 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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