Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration
71,403.00 - $92,823.00 per yea
The Registered Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervising nursing staff and providing direct patient care unit activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Supervises a small to medium-sized nursing staff by interviewing and recommending candidates for hire, training employees, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and resolving schedule and work problems. Reviews nursing documentation, including assessments, progress, and medication notes and medical, x-ray, and laboratory reports. Develops and discusses patient treatment plans, determines problems, and notes errors and solutions. Consults with nursing staff to rectify problems and ensures corrections are made. Provides direct nursing care by making rounds to observe and assess patients' medical problems. Informs physician of patient status, charts doctor's orders, administers treatments and medications, or assigns tasks to other nurses, and discusses patient's condition with other nursing departments. Directs floor and shift operations by developing work schedules for staff and contracted personnel. Requisitions and verifies supplies, medication, and equipment. Coordinates and monitors immunization and physical examination programs and quality and infection control programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of comprehensive nursing care procedures and practices. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of nursing unit operations and procedures. Knowledge of infection control measures necessary in a medical treatment facility. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare detailed reports such as discharge summaries, patient profiles, and quality assurance and infection control reports. Ability to direct floor and shift nursing unit operations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a diploma, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree in nursing; plus three years of experience in nursing, including two years of supervisory experience as a nurse in public health.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301. 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.
Agency Specific Information
Division of Behavioral Health Services
Special Work Condition
This position is housed at the Arkansas State Hospital. The starting salary for this position is $71,403.00.