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LPN- Fort Smith

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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Jobs

education

basic

training

nursing

5/15/2022

Overview

This position is located in Fort Smith, AR

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), is a specifically trained member of the clinic team. The LPN supports the on-going delivery of care, as identified by the multi-disciplinary scope of practice. The LPN works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. The LPN works with the individual patient, their families, and providers of care to implement individual health plans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority.  For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept.  UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

 

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 the health, health care, and well-being 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

  • Triage, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care and patient education either by telephone or within the UAMS Clinic.
  • Delivers nursing care according to standards as defined by UAMS, American Nurses Association, (ANA), AR State Board of Nursing, (ASBN), and those set forth by nursing specialty organizations.
  • Helps develop patient's Plan of Care, (POC), per clinic standards utilizing assessment.
  • Decisions and actions are based on ethical principles on the ANA. 
  • Practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every patient without restrictions or prejudice. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients and families by being an advocate who continually strives to preserve the rights of the patient while providing safe, competent care. 
  • Accountable for individual practice and ensures that optimum care is given at all times. 
  • Preserves integrity and safety, maintains competence and continues to grow professionally. 
  • Effectively utilizes resources for resolving ethical dilemmas.
  • Other duties may be assigned to this position. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifcations:

  • High School, GED or formal educational equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Current and valid Arkansas Practical Nurse License.
  • Current BLS certification or must successfully obtain certification within the first 30 days of employment.

This is a safety-sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. 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.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at ***** and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: FrequentlySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: FrequentlyTalk: FrequentlyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: OccasionallyRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office EnvironmentNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuityHazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools

Job ID: 1943177726463742668

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