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RN PRI Adult Inpatient Unit

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID 2019-60924 Category Nursing - Inpatient Position Type Regular Full-Time Department ICE BHSL PRI Adult Inpatient Unit Shift Day Shift Post End Date 8/6/2019 Overview Schedule: Full-Time, 7A-7P The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Mature Adult Unit. The MA is a 10 bed unit which cares for patients who are at least 50 year of age and older. The MA focus is on the psychiatric needs of our elderly population - situational and chronic depression, long standing mental illnesses of all types, and varying degrees of dementia. Some of the patients on this unit also require significant medical attention for illnesses typically found in the elderly population. We utilize geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, and recreational, occupational, and nutritional therapies to help our patients to function at the highest and most independent level possible prior to their to discharge back home to independent living, assisted living, or to an inpatient nursing facility. A multidisciplinary approach is used to treat our patients, and the team of specialists is comprised of psychiatry, nursing, social work, and recreational, occupational and physical therapies, as well as dietary counseling and education. We also involve all medical specialties necessary to provide optimum care for each of our patient's individual medical problems, thereby recognizing each patient as an integrated bio-psycho-social and spiritual being, as we provide care for them in the most time and cost effective manner possible. Electro-Convulsive Therapy is available as a treatment modality for intractable depression and various other conditions, which have not responded to medication or other psychiatric therapies, for both our inpatients and outpatients (NA child unit). The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks: * Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family * Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave * Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only) * Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS * Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000 * Career Training and Educational Opportunities * Merchant Discounts * Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy. Salary offered commensurate with experience. Responsibilities Registered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards. The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. Acts as a resource/supports others. Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff. Qualifications Required: * Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. * Valid RN License. * Minimum of 1 year Registered Nursing experience. * Excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability. Preferred: * 2 or more years Registered Nursing experience with current BLS. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. Options

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