LPN Case Manager

Recruitment #191101-UNCY-313


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 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Case Manager.  This is an unclassified position (PIN 34003384) with Screening and Special Services, in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $48,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to provide case management for follow-up, and performs environmental investigations, and ensure continuum of care for children with elevated blood lead levels.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
The specific functions of this position vary, but may include the following:
*Coordinates and provides case management services that are timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and client-centered and maintains confidentiality within continuum of care or HIPAA guidelines, as applicable.
*Handles case assignments, reviews case progress, provides referrals to appropriate resources, and determines case closure when established criteria has been met.
*May facilitate multiple care aspects such as case coordination between provider and health department, information sharing, etc.
*Provides families with education regarding lead exposure including prevention, necessity of follow-up testing, cost-effective interventions, resources to assist with lead abatement or lead reduction available, etc.
*Completes questionnaires to help determine source of lead exposure in the home for families of children who do not meet eligibility for environmental investigations in the home.
*Maintains client records by entering appropriate data, patient information, progress, case notes, referrals, etc., into the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (HHLPSS).
*Works with private providers, county health departments, Head Start programs, and other partners to provide educational resources, learning opportunities, and encourage screening of children for blood lead in Oklahoma.
*Completes intake assessment questionnaires for environmental investigations, explain the process and schedules for in-home investigations to determine the source of lead exposure for children under six years of age. 
*Conducts environmental investigations in the homes of children with elevated blood lead levels which meet protocol criteria and collects samples of paint, lead dust, and soil for analysis of lead content.  Also identifies items in the home that could be sources of lead exposure such as mini-blinds, glazed pottery, home remedies, etc.
*Prepares samples collected during environmental investigations to send off to the contracted laboratory for analysis.  Once sample results are received, prepares written reports to document sources of lead found during investigation, recommendations to reduce or remove lead exposure, and provides additional recommendations or refers to outside agencies for additional resources.
*Expand job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain professional networks and participating in professional organizations.
*Obtains and maintains certification as a Lead Risk Assessor/Inspector through the Department of Environmental Quality by taking initial preparatory coursework and passing a certification test and then taking an annual refresher class.
*Sends quarterly activity reports of lead-based paint activities conducted as a certified risk assessor/inspector to the Department of Environmental Quality.
*Improves case management services by studying, evaluation, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; rewriting policies and procedures, when applicable and required.
*Teaches basic lead risk identification and follow-up skills and related principles to other staff through demonstrations, presentations, or workshops.
*Assists in assessing, reporting, and recording health status and follow-up related to lead.
*Develops and implements appropriate aspects of plan of care related to removal of potential sources of lead exposure, nutrition, hygiene as related to lead.
*Links patient families to necessary and appropriate resources that are culturally appropriate and community based.
*Reports appropriate patient information to Administrative Program Manager.
*Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Valid Permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC. Current license (Licensed Practical Nurse) plus 2 years of practical nursing experience.

Certification as Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor (provided through the Department of Environmental Quality)must be able to obtain within 1 year of hire date.

Previous experience in home health or community health or related field.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities
*Ability to provide patient-centered case management for children with elevated blood lead levels through evidence-based approaches to reduce lead levels for individual children and to ensure successful case closure occurs.
*Confident personality and ability to build rapport among patients and providers.
*Problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task
*Excellent organizational and time management skills
*Effective communication skills
*Excellent knowledge of case management principles with emphasis on children affected by lead exposure.
*Knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory, of medical terminology, and of blood lead collection techniques.  Ability is required to exercise sound judgment; to follow detailed oral or written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
*Demonstrated ability to provide case management to clients.
*Experience in monitoring and directing the work of others.
*Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
*Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. 

This position will require travel to client’s homes in order to conduct environmental investigations and collect samples both inside and outside the homes. These activities will require bending, carrying equipment, stooping, lifting, and reaching.



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