• Registered Nurse (RN)

    Category
    Nursing
    Job Location
    US-AR-Fort Smith
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans and maintains medical records.  Administers nursing care to ill, injured or disabled patients.  Advises patients on health maintenance and disease prevention.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
    • Monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
    • Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
    • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement or evaluate patient care plans. Obtain verbal orders and start of care from physician.
    • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.Re-evaluates the client’s needs regularly and revises the plan of care accordingly.
    • Coordinates services between client, aide, therapist and provider of service.Instructs aides to perform specific duties as outlined in the care plan. Makes supervisor aide visits per regulatory guidelines.
    • Prepare equipment or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
    • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
    • Supervises the aides by visiting clients’ residence according to guidelines. Report any issues with the aide to the supervisor for guidance and action.
    • Participate in in-service meetings.
    • Instruct individuals and families on topics such as health education, disease prevention and health improvement programs.
    • Administer medications to patient and monitor patients for reactions or side effects. Delivers medicine to patient from pharmacy if needed. Provides the means for the caregiver to destroy unused controlled drugs according to policy.
    • Arrange Crisis care and Respite care.
    • Works on-call schedule as assigned.
    • Prepare IDG updates for IDG meetings.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
    • Current Registered Nursing license from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
    • Home health care experience preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Current CPR certificate.
    • Ability to travel out-of-the area and overnight.

    EEO Statement

    Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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