Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #210722-UNCY-217

Introduction

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 a full time Coordinating Registered Nurse III providing support to Stephens County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34003144) in state government, located in Duncan, 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 $61,878.30 based on education and experience.

Position Summary
Position continues to provide professional nursing services at the Registered Nurse level III position in the Stephens County Health Department clinic. Duties are consistent with other registered nurses working at that level.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
•The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•Assess health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
•Evaluate and determine health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs. Deliver professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
•Educate individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
•Provide 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.
•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
•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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing, of health promotion and disease prevention. Ability is required to perform assessments and nursing functions as acquired in the basic nursing preparation program. Requirements include 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; and to provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care. Additionally, required is the 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. Use of N-95 respirator is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements at this level 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 PLUS one additional year of professional nursing experience in a field of nursing appropriate to the health care setting.

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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Conclusion

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