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The Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing activities in a nursing facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-sized nursing staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training employees, scheduling leave time, resolving work problems, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Reviews nurses’ report book for medication changes, physician orders, new patients, patient problems, and general instructions. Counts controlled drugs to verify the amount of narcotics on hand and reviews medication cards for changes and dosage amount. Administers medications to patients. Observes and charts patient behavior, condition, and daily activities. Discusses routine activities or personal problems with patients. May instruct and assist patients with personal hygiene and feeding and escort patients to dining and recreational area and appointments. Assists doctors and nursing personnel by taking and recording physician orders, nursing notes, and vital signs. Notifies next shift of each day’s events including sick patients, behavioral problems, and new orders. Inventories and orders supplies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of licensed practical nursing techniques and methods. Knowledge of implementing standard resident care program objectives. Knowledge of medications and treatments used in the care of patients. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to observe and evaluate conditions, reactions, and changes in the physical and mental conditions of patients. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to instruct patients in personal hygiene. Ability to perform various nursing procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensure by the Arkansas State Nursing Board as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with ACA 17-87-304; plus three years of experience providing direct nursing care, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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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