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Registered Nurse - Chemical Dependency Unit


Ouachita County Medical Center has an opening for a full-time RN in our Chemical Dependency Unit.

We offer competitive pay rates and great benefits.

Essential Duties and Major responsibilities: A Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for providing direct age specific patient care to assigned patients during their shift including but not limited to:

  • Performing and recording vital signs (including: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, and other procedures as needed)
  • Reviewing patients’ medical records for completeness and updates
  • Assists in routine physical examinations by preparing the patient, the equipment, and supplies, and assisting the provider as needed
  • Assists in preparing patients for routine diagnostic procedures  and performing selected screening tests
  • Executes medical orders for specific drugs, treatments, and other diagnostic procedures

CDU RN’s follow the nursing process in the delivery of patient care and are responsible for the coordination of the team approach to patient care. A CDU RN may supervise LPN’s, CNA’s/PCT's, Unit Secretaries, and other ancillary nursing personnel involved in the delivery of patient care and they report to a charge RN and the CDU Director.

This position requires a current Arkansas Nursing license. Must be capable of using sound judgement in working with CDU patients. Knowledge of Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous is preferred.

The applicant must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to perform well individually and within group settings, have the ability to handle situations professionally and accurately, and must be able to provide care with courtesy, friendliness and respect.

Individuals who prefer to apply for employment in person may do so Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm in the Human Resources office. This office is located downstairs, at the back of the hospital. 

All applications remain active for 6 months, so please be sure to include your telephone number on the application. If you are selected, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Drug screens are required for all new employees. Any questions regarding your application, interview or drug screen should be directed to our Human Resources department.

Ouachita County Medical Center is committed to a professional working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the surrounding community. In accordance with federal and state law, OCMC prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is OCMC policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.