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    New network building events in 2022 include the Battle of the Business Bowling Tournament and the Local Lunch for restaurants.  BE PRO BE PROUD and Connecting Educators in Industry are focused on building the workforce pipeline for our community.  Also new this year are two annual program sponsorships, the Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Chamber Ambassadors, both focused on advocacy for a strong, business friendly climate in our community, county, and state. 

    Or promote your business utilizing the Chamber website, which received more than 145,000 visits in 2021. And don't forget the long running favorites; the Annual Meeting & Business Expo, the Golf Classic, Business After Hours, and the Arkansas Scholars Award Ceremony.

     

     

     

  • Floater Nurse

    Posted: 11/25/2022

    Bachoco OK Foods is seeking a Floater Nurse for our Fort Smith, AR location. 

     

    Summary:

    Be available in the Nurse's Station to attend to and follow up on occupational injuries and illnesses and provide emergency medical assistance as needed. Provides preventive treatment as needed to plant workers.

     

    Work Schedule:

    Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm                                                

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

     

    • Provides immediate medical attention for any serious injuries.
    • Provides medical attention for minor injuries.
    • Provides preventive treatment such as wrapping wrists, paraffin baths, etc.
    • Performs post-employment physicals.
    • Provides ergonomics training with stretching exercises
    • Follows-up on light duty personnel to ensure that doctor's orders are being followed.
    • Initiates accident reports and forwards to the proper personnel.
    • Fills out paperwork and reports as needed. Files paperwork as needed or directed.
    • Performs non-DOT drug and alcohol testing following Company policy.
    • Assists the Safety Department during the annual hearing testing and in the follow up to the testing.
    • Documents all medical procedures in the Nurse's notes.
    • Monitors AED status; performs periodic tests and reports results to Safety Director.
    • Inventories and/or orders supplies as assigned.
    • Opens band-aids as needed.
    • Keeps Nurse's Station clean and neat.
    • Helps enforce food safety measures such as SQF including GMPs.
    • Maintains an excellent attendance record. Notifies the Nurse Supervisor as soon as possible of any absences.
    • Ability to fill in for absences, vacation, or leave of absence in Fort Smith, Muldrow and Heavener with varied shifts Monday thru Friday.
    • On call as needed. Call schedule is a rotation of one full week of on-call between other staff nurses at your assigned location.  Must be prepared to come in on call when there is no nurse on duty or any shifts are being covered by a temp nurse, or as needed.
    • When on call: answers phone, stays within one hour's travel of the assigned Nurse's Station, and responds when called.
    • Working on weekends or other normally unscheduled hours may be mandatory if staffing cannot be provided through temporary agencies or other O.K. Nurses.
    • Performs other duties as required.
    • Must submit to and pass a background investigation. 

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                     

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Education and/or Experience:                                                    

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Licensed as an EMT, LPN, RN or other designation as deemed sufficient by the Medical Director. Must maintain licensure in both AR and OK.

     

    Language Skills:                                                 

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

     

    Mathematical Skills:                                                      

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

     

    Reasoning Ability:                                              

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    Computer Skills:                                               

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Human Resource systems; Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc. 

     

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    EMT, LPN, RN or other as designated by the Medical Director. Must have a valid driver's license and must qualify for the company driving program.

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:                                              

    Must be able to communicate with the Medical Director's staff, temporary staffing agencies, OK Management and OK Employees

     

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.