Registered Nurse - Temporary

Recruitment #200622-UNCY-179


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking multiple temporary Registered Nurse I and II positions providing support to the County Health Departments within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. These are temporary unclassified positions in state government. Duty station will be based on your home county. The hourly salary for these positions are $24.05 or $26.46 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Under general supervision, provide direct preventative clinical services, assessing the health status of individuals, families, and populations, and providing nurse case management and health education as necessary.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Assess health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
•Monitor and assess the health status of first time mothers and infants to age two.
•Design and provide plan of care and provide nurse care management and health education in the areas of Children First Program
•Deliver professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
•Assure 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.
•Perform specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Administer COVID-19 specimen collection to members of the community.
•Assist with COVID-19 community mobile testing sites.

Education and Experience
Level I:
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).

Level II:
Requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus 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).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required at this level include 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; and of the functions of various clinical departments.  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.  In addition, this job requires, knowledge 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.  Ability is required to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and to provide education and training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Must be able to move to provide examinations 80% of the time. 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. Ability to physically stand for several hours with good mobility (for reaching into vehicles). Use of N-95 respirator is required.




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.


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.


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