RN Perinatal Unit

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

RN Perinatal Unit

Requisition ID



Nursing - Inpatient

Position Type

Regular Full-Time


ICE WISL Nursing Srv Perinatal IP C


Shifts Vary

Post End Date






Schedule: Full-Time

The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Perinatal Unit (E6). UAMS is a state-wide referral center for high-risk obstetrical patients. Our mother-baby unit provides mothers and babies with exceptional care. Our Perinatal unit (E6) consists of 28 individual private rooms to provide couplet care to moms and babies. This unit also provides care for patients requiring short stay gynecologic (GYN) surgery, such as a hysterectomy.

Our nursing objectives focus on providing unsurpassed care that is rooted in evidence based practices and centered on patient and family care. Our new mothers and their care givers are guided and educated on parenting roles dedicated to fostering optimal mother-infant bonding and interaction, breastfeeding and following the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding provided by the World Health Organization, and safe sleep. UAMS is a Baby Friendly designated facility since February 2018.

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:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

11 paid Holidays in addition 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.









Registered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. Acts as a resource/supports others. Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.










Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing

Valid RN License

Minimum of 1 year Registered Nursing experience

Excellent communication skills

Basic computer skills

Strong work ethics and accountability


2 or more years nursing experience with current BLS

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. 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 (501) 686-6432 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).

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Job Posting: 2991901

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

Updated On: Aug 21, 2021