• State of Arkansas
  • $58,810.00 -78,980.00/year*
  • Austin, AR
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 135 Parris Ln

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The Nursing Services Unit Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and controlling the multiple programs and services of a long-term care facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.Typical FunctionsSupervises a large professional, technical, administrative support, and service staff directly and indirectly through lower-level supervisors by interviewing and selecting applicants for positions, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, reviewing and approving the evaluations of lower-level supervisors, approving salary increases, and directing disciplinary actions. Coordinates the activities and services of nursing, therapy, social services, housekeeping, and administration to provide a program of total resident care. Reviews a wide variety of reports regarding services, staffing, equipment, incidents, and problems. Conducts unit meetings and makes rounds as necessary to keep abreast of activities. Detects and corrects resident care problems. Develops and directs implementation of programs and/or policies to correct identified deficiencies, comply with state or federal requirements, and improve the quality of services. Ensures compliance with regulations or policy and determines staff or equipment needs. Approves and monitors purchases and develops and manages unit budget. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of the principles and practices of nursing and general health care. Knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines concerning long-term care facilities. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to assess impact and effectiveness of programs and services and to recommend corrective actions. Ability to develop and oversee the implementation of a budget. Ability to develop and implement total patient care plans.Minimum Education and/or ExperiencePreferred QualificationsMUST be SMQT certified and have at least 3 years of NH survey experience. Must have at least 2 years supervisory experience. Good communication skills and management skills preferred. Prefer applicants with good computer skillsCertificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust 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 InformationDivision Name

Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance

Hiring Official

Cecilia Vinson

Special Work Condition

RN Surveyor Supervisor. Surveys Nursing Homes Statewide, as well as supervising medium staff of NH RN Surveyors and Health Facility Surveyors. EXTENSIVE overnight travel of up to 4-6 nights per week, and occasional weekend and after hours work. Driving up to 5 hours a day. Lifting of up to 25 pounds. Work in excess of 8 hours a day at least 2 times a week.

Special Application Information


All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.

False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.




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Rehabilitation Science

Social Welfare


Social Work

Mail your transcript to the following address:

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Attn: Recruitment

P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301

Little Rock, AR 72203

The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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