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Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #190920-UNCY-264

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 III providing support to Cleveland County Health Department. This is an unclassified position, (PIN#34003150) in Norman, Oklahoma in state government. 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 $56,253.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The primary role of the Immunization Nurse in the district is to assess, implement, monitor, and evaluate nursing practice in order to promote the protection of the individuals, families, and communities from vaccine preventable diseases.  This involves on-going education to include directions and guidance for nursing staff for the purpose of meeting community health needs and improved immunization rates, and assurance of proper vaccine management throughout 5 counties. 

Job Duties:
Duties included are:
(1) monitor and assess the training process for new nursing employees, provide direction, guidance and training to assure proper care and treatment of clients. 
(2) Work with media and community partners to keep them updated on current nursing immunization practices and recommendations.  Evaluate and implement resources needs to meet community health needs.
(3) Deliver professional nursing care in assigned locations.
(4) Assure proper management of vaccine storage and transport. 
(5) Assess and evaluate the need for immunization clinics in the community, seek to provide those opportunities in the most efficient manner possible to serve the needs of the community. Manage scheduling , staff, vaccine stock and supplies to run clinic efficiently. 
(6) assist with monthly Cleveland County Immunization Coalition meetings.

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 two 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) and two year professional nursing experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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; functions of various clinical departments; of 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. 

Ability is required to assist in the development, organization and implementation of an effective nursing care plan; to provide education and training; to assess condition and needs of patients; families and communities appropriate to the care setting; to take appropriate intervention; to counsel and teach patients and families; provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care; to develop, plan and implement an effective nursing care program and to 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. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching.

Position requires job related travel.

 

 

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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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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