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REGISTERED NURSE – HOSPITAL

The Registered Nurse – Hospital is responsible for providing direct patient care and the provision of other patient services in a hospital setting. This

Class Code:

L032C

Job Grade:

MP01

Special Job Requirements:

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call.

Typical Functions:

Provides technical supervision of nursing services staff by disseminating patient status information, assigning and reviewing work activities and documentation, providing nursing procedure instructions, and documenting performance. Records medical and family history of patients and current medication usage, conducts physical examinations, and monitors vital signs. Develops and updates patient care plan for completion of treatment goals. Reviews patient charts for physician orders, progress notes, and physical complaints. Responds to emergency or life-threatening situations and administers appropriate treatment. Coordinates patient’s laboratory or testing activities and physical or occupational therapy with other departments. Performs and reports on the inventory of narcotics, supplies, and equipment. Instructs or assists patients and/or family members with self-help procedures, including personal grooming, hygiene, medication, nutrition, and equipment use. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of professional nursing theories, concepts, and methods. Ability to develop patient care plan and participate in diagnosis and development of treatment goals. Ability to apply comprehensive nursing care to clients in all age groups in a hospital setting. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates. Ability to instruct patients and families on self-help care. Ability to assist physicians with routine and emergency care.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas, State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301; plus one year experience in nursing. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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