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LPN- Fayetteville

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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Type of Position:

Clinical Staff - Nursing


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


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 (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: https://ddei.uams.edu/

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at


Department:

REP | CS NWA Float Pool


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a specifically trained member of the inpatient care team. The LPN supports the on-going delivery of care and is an integral team member in the care for patients and families. The LPN works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Services Manager (CSM) and indirectly under the direction of the RN.


Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program

  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse License in the State of Arkansas

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to accept and follow written and verbal instructions, ability to communicate following Guest Care guidelines.

  • CPR certification (BCLS) completed during probationary period


Additional Information:

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers nursing care according to the standard of care defined by UAMS with support and mentoring by RN

  • Provides effective patient/family education under the supervision of Registered Nurse

  • Administers medication per standard, including providing medication education to patients and families.

  • Assist with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients; may include interviewing patients and obtaining medical history.

  • Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed

  • Monitors patient care supplies ordered and received; reports any discrepancy

  • Utilizes supplies and equipment judiciously

  • Assists Patients with ADL/Personal Care; Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures; Applies and monitors restraints; Assists patients with activates (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition)

  • Provides appropriate Genitourinary care (Foley catheter care, sitz bath, vaginal douche)

  • Provides appropriate Gastrointestinal Care by assisting in feeding of patient meals, snacks, tube feeding/position and securing nasogastric tubes, fecal impaction removal, enema administration, ostomy care and irrigation. Accurately records GI/O, intake of meal/snacks, 24 hour calorie intake. Collects specimens (stool and emesis) per standards

  • Provides appropriate Respiratory Care by performing per standards: oral suctioning, established trach care, oral and skin care. Sets up oxygen and provides oral and skin care for patients on oxygen per standards

  • Provides appropriate Vascular Care: Measures and applies antiembolic stockings, removes peripheral IV, Phlebotomy,

  • Provides appropriate Skin Care: Surgical preps, removes peripheral IV/saline lock as directed by RN, performs per standards: phlebotomy, CVL dressing changes

  • Provides appropriate Musculoskeletal Care: Assists per standards: ROM exercises, crutches/walkers, orthopedic pin care, applies as ordered, splints, slings, ace wraps, hot/cold packs

  • Obtains and records vital signs/pulse oximetry as requested by RN and reports abnormal values to RN: performs non-invasive monitoring (EKG,EEG, Doppler, fetal heart tones) per standards: Monitors for arrhythmias (ICU areas only) and reports to appropriate RN per standards

  • Documents patients care per standards: Documents vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I&O’s accurately and timely and per unit and department standards ;Documents all patient care activities/task accurately and timely per standards.


Salary Information:

"ommensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions)


Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Adult Maltreatment, Annual TB Screening, Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Substance Abuse Testing


This position is 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.


Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Pushing, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sharps, Walking


Occasional Physical Activity:

Crouching, Grasping, Reaching


Benefits Eligible:

Yes