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Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #190510-UNCY-118

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Registered Nurse providing support to Comanche County. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34000873) in state government, located in Lawton.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $60,453.12 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will serve as the Coordinating Nurse for Comanche County Health Department.  This assures the continuity of professional nursing services to clients in a variety of settings to include child health, family planning, general communicable disease and sexually transmitted disease clinics; promoting major health issues including; tobacco cessation, preventing communicable diseases through immunization, sexual transmitted disease education, obesity awareness and pregnancy prevention.  Duties of this position include ensuring quality services are accomplished, such as, chart reviews, follow-up on missing laboratory reports, preparation for clinical audits, purchase requests as needed operations, communication with the Medical Director for nursing orders, and presentations to the public.  This position also assists in the responsibility of creation, maintenance and review of Occupational Health Records for all nursing employees of the Comanche County Health Department. Conducting PMP for all clinic nursing staff, assisting with Accreditation efforts as well as serving on several work groups that focus on our CHIP.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assesses health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
Evaluates and determines health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs.
Delivers professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
Educates individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
Provides supervision to other professional or paraprofessional personnel; collaborates with other professionals in the management of health care.
Delegate tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
Assures quality health care through use of various measures such as record review, peer review, direct observation, and assessment of individual, family, and community for the desired outcome.
Performs specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and one year of professional nursing experience, OR, a Bachelor's in Nursing and possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a Registered Nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), plus one additional year of professional nursing experience in a field of nursing appropriate to the health care setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requirements include knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; health promotion and disease prevention; nursing management; available health care resources; nutrition and diet therapy;  the functions of various clinical departments; availability of health programs and resources; federal and state rules and regulations concerning health services; accreditation, certification and licensure standards; preventive health practices; of principles and methods of teaching; of nursing standards; and of nursing policies and procedures.
 Ability is required to perform assessments and nursing functions; provide education and training; assess condition and needs of patients, families and communities appropriate to the care setting; take appropriate intervention; counsel and teach patients and families; provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care and to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and provide education and training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Combination of office and exam offices. May be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, and medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required may be required. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching.

 

 

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



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