Newborn Screening Nurse Coordinator

Recruitment #191106-UNCY-322


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 two full time Newborn Screening Nurse Coordinators providing support to the Newborn Screening Program (Screening & Special Services). These are unclassified positions (34000369/34000007)in state government, located in Oklahoma City. 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 $56,264.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The Newborn Screening Nurse Coordinator is responsible for providing case management to all infants and families across Oklahoma for children with an out-of-range newborn screen result.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinate daily case management for newborns screened for 54+ metabolic disorders through the Newborn Screening Program (NSP), a statuary program for all newborns statewide.
• Independently plan, organize, and complete complex assignments and tailor detailed care plans applicable to the individualized nature of each condition for infants that are at high risk for rapid status change, cognitive delay and death secondary to an abnormal screen.
• Manage case files and track testing results for all abnormal screenings, including unsatisfactory screens.
• Consult with hospitals and health care providers to ensure appropriate follow up treatments are scheduled and received.
• Mentor health care providers and families of newborns with abnormal screenings to ensure that appropriate teaching and education is provided to parents regarding results.
• Provide technical direction and supervise follow through of instructions with subordinate and apprentice staff with the NSP.
• Provide technical support for physicians and other medical professionals related to newborn metabolic screening.
• Adhere to time critical schedules and provide specialized knowledge related to disease process.
• Coordinate with long term follow up specialists and nurses to ensure appropriate follow up for newborns having abnormal screenings.

Education and Experience:
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 2 years of nursing experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and/ or experience in Newborn Screening, Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing, and/or case management is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position requires specialized knowledge of the newborn screening process, diseases and complex medical interventions; knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of health promotion and disease prevention; of nursing management of available health care resources; of nutrition and diet therapy; of the functions of various clinical departments; of available health programs and resources; of federal and state rules and regulations concerning health services; of accreditation, certification and licensure standards; of preventive health practices; of principles and methods of teaching; of nursing standards; and of nursing policies and procedures. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment as well as in offsite office environments which require travel across the state. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to drive, stand, walk, lift, and reach.



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